71 Lotus Elan search
Hello to all- I am beginning to search for my deceased father's 71 Lotus Elan S4 FHC Federal Spec purchased new in Tring, England in August 71 , brought back to Northern Virginia in 74 and sold to a gent from Washington, D.C. in 1989 with 59k miles on the clock. The color was Lotus Yellow with engine rebuild by Lloyd Cayes of Lotus, LTD in 1982. I don't have sale papers , just original military registration with chassis # 0033J. Build date of Nov 70 so VIN # would be 7011--0033J. Andy Graham-Lotus archivist advises the missing batch# should range from 21-24. Initial check on lotuselanregistry.com was unsuccessful.
My goal here, aside from learning the car's subsequent history, would be acquiring the car for restoration if possible. I drove this car a lot as a young guy and miss it -the one that got away. Realizing that this is a longshot, if my search is not successful then I will try to acquire another Elan, preferably S4/Sprint DHC with restoration within last few years. Thirty years is too long to go without the finest classic sports car ever produced. Thank you all for your time.