Introduction & Foreword Contents Is a Lotus Elan right for you? Cost considerations Living with a Lotus Elan Relative values Before you view Inspection equipment Fifteen minute evaluation Key points Serious evaluation Auctions Paperwork What's it worth? Do you really want to restore? Paint problems Lack of use problems The Lotus Elan community Vital statistics Index
Matthew Vale has been writing books on classic British motorcycles and cars since 2004. Now retired from the day to day work in the IT industry, where he was a Chartered IT Professional specialising in computer security, he is devoting his free time to classic car and bike restoration, writing classic motoring books and articles, and spending time with his wife and family. In the past he has run such diverse classic cars as a Triumph Spitfire Mark III, MGB,Triumph Stag and a Lotus Elite as well as restoring and riding classic bikes, including the Triumph Bonneville, Norton Commando and BSA Lightning. With a lifelong fascination for glass fibre bodied cars stemming from early holiday jobs at various glass fibre factories, and ownership of many rusty cars, he is currently carrying out a nut and bolt (and glass fibre) restoration of two Lotus Elan Plus 2s.
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