1994 ELAN S2 #036 (SOLD and written off)

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1994 ELAN S2 #036 (SOLD and written off)

Postby speed-demon » Mon 27.09.2010, 15:30

I have to decided to sell the car I have wanted since I was 11 years old. 2 years ago I was lucky enough to find a gem.
Although I am English, I live abroad and have decided to no longer visit the UK and subsequently the toy I keep must go. I vowed to keep it forever, but am not likely to ever return to the UK and so the car must go as it's simply a waste of one of the best S2's out there.
I'd import it to where I live in a heart beat but RHD are simply not allowed.
This is a heart breaking decision for me, but I am simply holding on to something that I rarely see or use and storage is not really on the cards as I previously mentioned, me ever coming back to the UK is not likely.

So my car is for sale...

1994 Lotus Elan S2
Just about to turn 58,000 miles.
FSH with Lotus and Paul Matty.

I have spent near on £9000 in the two years of ownership bringing this car up to be one of the best. I haven't quite finished but I guarantee this is one of the best out there. Check out the tat, then come and see mine. I started a file to show the £9000.

It has tax and MOT until June.
A full toad Ai606 category 1 alarm system with exterior/interior parameters, tilt sensor and immobiliser.
A £2000 sound system carefully constructed and custom fitted not to change any exterior panels and not be visible. This includes an Alpine head-unit with glove box mounted iPod cable. Dynamat sound deadening used on the doors and rear speaker boxes. MB Quart 13cm front component speakers mated to custom fibre glassed pods mounted on the rear of the door mirrors (original cheaters retained). MB Quart rear speakers. A 600 Watt amplified subwoofer mounted in the roof stowage area. And a boot mounted 4 channel MB Quart amplifier.
New OEM gear nob.
Seats retro-piped in blue.
New OEM over mats. My third set in two years. (I have OCD!)
A full Belts service with Paul Matty.
Then another annual service service with Paul Matty.
Piper 2.25" full stainless exhaust system with sports cat' and Piper pre cat' eliminator.
Turbo was ported by Paul Matty (no boost creep).
'Everest' Mountain Chip.
K&N drop-in air fliter.
Bailey Dump Valve (you probably won't like this but it's easy to remove).
New brake master cylinder mated to Hi-Spec front and rear caliper upgrade, grooved discs and red stuff pads and Goodridge hoses all round (Bob Brown supplied and Paul Matty fitted).
Clear lenses fitted all round (originals retained).
Private plate included (E14N **)
AB Motorsport gear cables and short shift kit fitted..
Every niggle, fitment and problem fixed by Paul Matty, cost no option!!! They get instructed to give the car a once over inspection every MOT and to fix anything they see.
The wheels were re-finished in sparkling silver with new centre caps, valve caps and nut covers.

This is my baby and I hate unreliability. Money gets thrown at this car to ensure it's never going to let me down. £9000 of money in two years to be precise. Not including the original purchase price!

If I were to continue the project I would get the seats re-connilised to make them as perfect as new. And the front end is quite peppered as the all are. It's not quite 100% yet. But it nearly is and is better than the junk I see at the Lotus shows.


Pacific Blue metallic.
Magnolia leather with pacific blue piping.
6x Clear lenses.
4x red powder coated calipers.
Black roof.
Nardi steering wheel.
E14N plate.


Simply gorgeous!!!

P.M me with interest and photo's.

I think the car is worth 8.5K all day long, perhaps more!!!
But I think the market doesn't reflect that right now and so I want £6950. Fixed and priced to move. Negotiate and die!
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby theelanman » Mon 27.09.2010, 16:17

without photos....£5400.....

and as requested...here's a pic of mine

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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Mon 27.09.2010, 17:12

Okay. Very funny.

PM me with interest and requests for photo's...
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Mon 27.09.2010, 17:19

If you look on the LEC page of Facebook you will see the car in the pictures section there. I think there are three pic's.
I would never in a million years figure out how to put them up here.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby AnonImouse » Mon 27.09.2010, 20:12

Could you send me some pictures please as I don't do facebook? I've been looking for a long time and you are right, there are some tatty one around!
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby Gazza » Tue 28.09.2010, 15:59

Is this S2 #36?

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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Tue 28.09.2010, 18:54

Yep.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Tue 05.10.2010, 18:08

Being a computer retard and currently travelling!
Is there anyone kind enough to put up a few Blackberry pictures that I have of my car? I can E-mail them from my Blackberry and it will at least get peoples appetite wet until I can get to the UK and take some decent shots...
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby lotusm100elan » Tue 05.10.2010, 18:52

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Looks like a nice one!

Not that I know nothing about it.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby AnonImouse » Tue 05.10.2010, 18:59

I'm obviously slightly less retarded than you. Allow me to post the pictures you kindly sent:

Too late! Someone who is miles less retarded than both of us has just showed up.

GG

PS Sorry I didn't get back to you but it is over my buget and I value my life too much to make you an offer. Shame there's nobody left to talk the price down even more.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby clemo » Tue 05.10.2010, 19:24

AnonImouse wrote:PS Sorry I didn't get back to you but it is over my buget and I value my life too much to make you an offer. Shame there's nobody left to talk the price down even more.


Stop it ! this is now the "HAPPY car sALE section"

nice looking car speed demon.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Tue 05.10.2010, 19:28

Thankyou to the good fellow for posting those pic's that were hanging around my blackberry. The car's a bit grubby in some of the pic's and some are old.
The car now has 6x clear lenses and 4x red powder coated Hi-specs.
The Wales mountain shots are upto date if a little dirty... I'll get some better and interior shots soon...

To those that like the look of the car, come and see it. If it's within budget or very close and you're after one, you won't be dissapointed. Especially when you see the bills for the last two years! All the mechanical work is done! All the sound system work is done! All the upgrades are done! All the servicing items are done! Anything that was broken has been fixed! The alarm system has been done! I started on cosmetic work leaving only the leather to be connislised (still in superb condition though-not like most of the magnolia cars you've seen). And the front end is typically peppered.

If I add up the cost of the alarm, the exhaust system (including turbo porting), the braking system and the stereo system alone, which were all professionally fitted within the last two years. There's more money spent there than most of the SE's that are currently for sale!
I refuse to settle for anything bodged and want the best of everything! The next owner will reap the benefit and I will cry!
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Tue 05.10.2010, 19:34

clemo wrote:
AnonImouse wrote:PS Sorry I didn't get back to you but it is over my buget and I value my life too much to make you an offer. Shame there's nobody left to talk the price down even more.


Stop it ! this is now the "HAPPY car sALE section"

nice looking car speed demon.
Ta Ta .


If only it were happy! I'm gutted,but as I'm unlikely to ever return to the UK it just makes sense. I wanted to keep the car forever and if I ever go back to the UK in my latter years then I will be absolutely gutted! But that's life! :(
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Sun 10.10.2010, 12:20

Someone buy me...

If anyone has a budget that's close and interested in my car then let me know. You never know your luck!
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby Songbird » Mon 11.10.2010, 01:25

Where in the UK are you ????
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby speed-demon » Mon 11.10.2010, 07:41

West Midlands area.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby Here Welsh Tree Rot » Mon 11.10.2010, 15:48

Ive seen this car before somewhere. West Mids you say?
May of been at Mattys I suppose.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby Enright » Mon 11.10.2010, 16:03

That's odd - I thought it came from just South of Glasgow and belonged to an air hostess. :?
Surely I must be mistaken. Maybe just a previous owner...
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby AnonImouse » Mon 11.10.2010, 18:27

I take it this is the car with the dodgy red brakes - see viewtopic.php?f=41&t=18144

Sorry but I can't risk buying a car with bad brakes as I've got kids - thanks for highllighting this lotusm100elan, it's much appreciated.
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Re: 1994 ELAN S2 (One of the best)

Postby lotusm100elan » Mon 11.10.2010, 20:27

No it ain't that one. Speedy's car is a S2 and has Hispec brakes all round, the one I was allowed all over was a SE and it only had Hispecs on the front.

Also, the owner of Speedy's car would have a job showing me anything as he's in the Middle East somewhere which is the whole reason he has gotta sell his motor.

The one I saw isn't for sale. It was just a benchmark car for me to look at.
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