Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Tasmania, Australia
early Plus 2 consols
I had an early Plus 2 until when my mechanic was fitting new cams. It caught fire and was totally destroyed. Well, the exhaust manifold is still OK. The photos are not pretty.
Anyway, having had it for 39 years I found I could not do without one. I purchased an identical car which had been dismantled. I have been working on it for about a year and it is now almost back together and as new. But I have searched in vain for an original centre console. They were made from something called Royalite, a type of plastic, moulded with an imprinted pattern. They certainly did not stand the test of time! I think Mr. Filicicchia produced replacements for some elans and did it very well, but I believe not for the early Plus 2. It is easy enough to form an aluminium replacement but my 'new' car deserves a console identical to the original. Does anyone have any suggestions? Regards, Bill