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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby osxguru » Fri 25.09.2009, 08:43

DashEight, I don't know if you have read the other threads here - but I am in Portland and I tried to go buy the White 24k. I found out that it had been sold LAST October and that SCM had neglected to pull the ad. (or the PO neglected to inform SCM) Anyway, would have been a great car. Coulda-shoulda-woulda Good luck!
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby tigerdog » Fri 25.09.2009, 15:47

Sorry to hear about your misfortune. I guess "Looking in Seattle WA USA Area" now takes on a new meaning. :)
Here's wishing you good luck with your employment situation.
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby lotos » Fri 25.09.2009, 18:24

DashEight wrote:Well, I've been LAID-OFF at the start of this last week. Lotus projects and buying an Elan M100 are on ice for now. Be back in the hunt soon. :|

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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby DashEight » Wed 07.10.2009, 08:20

Thanks guys, I've actually decided to put the Esprit S4 up for sale. Might be looking for that Elan again sooner than later.

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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby DashEight » Sat 07.11.2009, 03:21

Well, I'm very happy to announce that I was able to accept a job offer this afternoon for the Materials Manager position at a Hospital here in Seattle!!! The Hospital has a great staff and I’m excited to come onboard. My Esprit is no longer for sale, I am able to now look forward again to fixing it and continuing my pursuit for an Elan M100. Thanks everyone for the support. -Patrick
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby osxguru » Thu 19.11.2009, 08:13

Congratulations! I'm glad you still have the Esprit and will be able to finish it. I ended up buying an Elan after all and have some restoration to do myself. Good luck with the new position.
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby DashEight » Fri 29.08.2014, 19:39

What a difference 5 years makes. Its funny to look back at this time in my life and remember when I first wrote this want ad. I haven't been on here since that time. Its amazing how time flys and life changes. Anyway this is my M100, Because I have one now, I'm no longer am looking for one to buy. -Patrick

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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby Rice crispy » Fri 29.08.2014, 22:39

Boy you were patient :shock: looks good though.
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby steve matthews » Sat 30.08.2014, 00:37

Patrick, Hello and welcome. BUT
1 little picture cropped simply will not due the car justice. :evil:
Show us more please :poke:

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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby lotos » Sat 30.08.2014, 00:48

Looks beautiful - did you just get her? And I agree more pics! And also welcome to the club! And tell us about it - any mods or upgrades on it yet?
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby DashEight » Sat 30.08.2014, 19:23

lansledj wrote:Boy you were patient :shock: looks good though.


I wasn't patient at all actually. Over the last 5 years, I have been promoted to an Area Director of Purchasing at my Hospital and we've managed to open 3 facilities. It has been Go, Go, Go! In addition to my Europa, E30 M3, Esprit and Jeep, I also added a few other cars to the collection that I have been staying busy working on. Here is the list in order or purchase:

1 1993 Nissan B13 SE-R Sentra
2 1988 Toyota Celica Alltrac Turbo IMSA GTO
3 1981 Delorean DMC-12
4 1985 Toyota Corolla GT-S
5 1973 Innocenti Mini Cooper 1300 Export
6 1992 Lotus Elan M100

I've sold the Celica and the Sentra for space reasons. I wish I hadn't, they were both very fun cars. It has been nice to finally capture an M100.

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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby tedtaylor » Sun 31.08.2014, 03:54

Nice Elan! Looks just like mine.
You need to dress up the wheels with new Lotus logo center caps. They are especially nice on Norfolk Mustard Elans and compliment the green "yellow" with the rest of the car.
Also, i noticed something wrong up front with your parking lights. It appears they are wired up wrong. Parking lights are on one side and turn signals on the other. You have one side with inner light lit and other side outer light lit. Somethings just not right there.
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby DashEight » Sun 31.08.2014, 06:31

Ted, you have good taste it the wheel logos. I'll have to look into that along with the wiring on the lights. I know the last owner had removed a Alarm system that was non functional and that might be part of it. There was an minor accident on the title search a long time ago and the car had been fixed by Park Place in Bellevue WA. It transfered owners after that so who knows. I know the first thing I am going to look into is a rebuild/refurbish of the steering rack. There is a clicking of the driverside inner tie rod shaft when you hold it and have someone turn the wheel full lock. The front end other than that is good. -Patrick
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Re: Looking in Seattle WA USA Area.

Postby tigerdog » Sun 14.09.2014, 16:10

I thought I remembered seeing this thread... a long time ago. Congratulations on perseverence and on your Elan ownership. I'm at the other end of the west coast but maybe we can meet in the middle some day.
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