||Factory built on 11.23.67, 050/0164 was first registered as "SGO 2F" on 11.28.67. In 1984, after being converted to LHD it was exported to the U.S. and resided in New Mexico and Colorado. I purchased it in October 1990 after seeing it at the Denver Area British Conclave, where it was voted 2d favorite Lotus by participants. Moving to Minneapolis in 1993, I registered 0164 as a personalized Minnesota Collect plate “SGO 2F”. We became active with the local SCCA chapter and with Vintage Sports Car Racing (VSCR), serving are the latter’s pace car for races at Brainerd International Raceway. In August 1995, we attended the Lotus Festival ‘95 at Laguna Seca Raceway, Monterey, California. This time the Lotus attendees selected SGO 2F as the best Elan Plus Two at the festival and Ron Hickman was kind enough to sign the inside of the glove box door for me. While on a SCCA rallye in 1996, the engine started making what could only be described as “some very expensive noises.” Without much history and the approach of 100K on the clock, I decided to do an engine rebuild while fixing the problem which turned out to be a torn up jack shaft as a result of the fuel pump coming apart. The estimated cost was indeed very expensive. Not to be undone, I bought a 1972 Elan +2S/130 (72010239N) from the mechanic who had just given me the cost estimate. With limited resources, I’ve been able to get most of the rebuild work done and the hope is that next year we’ll be back Lotusing.