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Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby DeanG » Sun 06.04.2014, 22:11

I am in the market for a another (second) M100. Ours is getting a bit long in tooth. To be a candidate the car must be in excellent overall condition. No rush. I just want people to keep me in mind if they come across such a car.
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby tedtaylor » Mon 07.04.2014, 03:20

what does "a bit long in tooth" mean?
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby Rambo » Mon 07.04.2014, 10:34

Long in the tooth means "old" basically

An accurate definition would be "old, outdated and no longer to perform its primary function at optimum level"

The saying is English and originates from the 16th century when referring to horses as you could apparently tell their age by how their teeth had ground down

PS We'd say something like Geoff Smith is getting a bit long in the tooth ie he's an old git :lol:
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby epipete » Mon 07.04.2014, 11:35

Interesting definition, I always understood it to refer to age related gum recession giving an impression of longer teeth! :?

This is, of course, a UK condition, not experienced in the USA where dentistry and cosmetic appearance is taken more seriously :-D
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby inkitin » Mon 07.04.2014, 11:47

epipete wrote:This is, of course, a UK condition, not experienced in the USA where dentistry and cosmetic appearance is taken more seriously :-D

Wow!! I never realised before but you do look after your horses really well over there! :wink:
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby epipete » Mon 07.04.2014, 12:05

As so ably demonstrated by Holywood
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby Enright » Mon 07.04.2014, 12:47

I've not got my moderator's hat on but I'm quite disturbed about the direction that this thread seems to be headed in! :shock: :wink:
Striking fear into the hearts of duplicate posts everywhere...! :P

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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby lotos » Mon 07.04.2014, 15:09

I'm the only one thinking, "Uhh, Dean ol' chap, every Elan you encounter in America is going to be the exact same age..." ? (I get all English in my head when talking about these cars)
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Mon 07.04.2014, 15:16

I think he is hoping to find one that has experienced arrested development...
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby DeanG » Tue 08.04.2014, 21:37

Something with better paint, better seats, better top, cleaner engine bay and less miles than our 107,000 mile example.
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby Rambo » Tue 08.04.2014, 22:12

Have you thought of a Honda S2000 ? :twisted:
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby steve matthews » Wed 09.04.2014, 14:14

Dean, why not get that Silver you have always wanted or even a Yellow one. :poke:
Either will look good next to my Red.

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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby DeanG » Fri 11.04.2014, 01:59

The only colors I don't particularly like on the Elan are black and green.
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby steve matthews » Sat 12.04.2014, 22:28

Ok, Dean was that you yesterday in Richmond driving that WHITE ELAN :poke:
I personally did not see it but was told it was in fact a M-100.
Their normally is only 1 Elan wondering the streets of Richmond and it's RED.
Who could it have been? :clap:

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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby GeoffSmith » Sat 12.04.2014, 22:48

Rambo wrote:PS We'd say something like Geoff Smith is getting a bit long in the tooth ie he's an old git :lol:

Oi. I resemble that remark.
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Re: Longterm owner looking to upgrade.

Postby DeanG » Sun 13.04.2014, 18:27

That wasn't me in Richmond. I did take a ride to Williamsburg earlier today.
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