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another 'Anyone know this car' J3 NEB (DEAD LINK)

Postby fillpoke » Fri 07.04.2017, 22:19

I've been looking for another M100 for quite sometime now - ever since I sold my last one infact and almost immediately realised that I'd made a mistake. Anyway this one is advertised on Ebay and may fit the bill. Does anyone know of it and it's condition? http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-M1 ... SwU8hY5OGa Thanks, Dave
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby Giniw » Sat 08.04.2017, 00:00

Hello,
I don't know it, but the front bumper is suspiciously not aligned. And the front indicators are weird.
And of course the bumper grids are not OEM.
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby simonbuk » Sat 08.04.2017, 06:07

Last few mots show a clean bill of health - apparently its 'near' mint , a bold statement for a 25+ year old car !
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby Rambo » Sat 08.04.2017, 09:16

I recognise the number plate.

This car is being sold by someone on behalf of a friend who is allegedly not computer savvy :shock: I'm sure I read somewhere they weren't sure of price but put up a hopeful £6600 with a "that's what it owes them" sort of phrase. One of the adverts I saw implied it sailed through its recent MOT (it actually failed 1st time around on an inoperative horn) It has, however, sailed through the last few couple of MOTs with no advisories or failures

I dont think the owner is an LEC'er so car is probably not known in LEC circles

PS Your eyesight is good Giniw. I suspect the front clamshell might have had minor damage or been put back and incorrectly aligned ???
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby Rambo » Sat 08.04.2017, 09:21

I knew I'd seen it somewhere recently. The car was also on Gumtree but obviously didn't sell ??

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=25355&start=40
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby lotusflasherman » Sat 08.04.2017, 12:12

Rambo wrote: PS Your eyesight is good Giniw. I suspect the front clamshell might have had minor damage or been put back and incorrectly aligned ???


Somebody was talking about fitting LED Daylight Running Lights in those 'small slots' .... you could get a fluorescent tube in that gap ! :lol:
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby Giniw » Sat 08.04.2017, 15:38

:lol:
There is an adjustment screw near the front wells indeed but if I remember correctly there is no adjustment at the front of the car, isn't it? (only four big bolts, one under each light pod and one accessible by removing the big grommets under the front corners of the car. I really don't remember I had to adjust anything with those four bolts.)

As for the indicators, I suspect there is no "plastic cover" (indicator lens?) at all, but it's hard to tell from the photos.

Maybe there has been a front damage, which damaged the front bumper and the indicator lens. But that is just a guess.
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby Rambo » Sat 08.04.2017, 19:39

I too would suspect front end damage. The poor fitting bumper, the odd looking front indicator/sidelight covers and the really bad fitting non standard mesh grilles

The inside of the car looks nice and original though
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby fillpoke » Sun 09.04.2017, 20:16

Thanks everyone. In the light of what's been said I think I'll give this particular car a miss. The search goes on.......
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby simonbuk » Mon 10.04.2017, 06:40

How do we know that an enthusiastic owner hasn't taken off the clam to do some refurbishment like many on here ?

Got to be worth a look if its not too far away ?
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby Rambo » Mon 10.04.2017, 08:58

I would agree. It's always worth looking at a car in person rather than relying on potentially crap photos on EBay. Maybe this enthusiastic owner just hasn't tightened the bolts up :wink:

For Fillipoke to see the car it's a 2 hour trip via the A19 and A1(M) so worth a look and reporting back on here

However, unless he specifically wants a Collapso Red, there are much better cars with known provenance here.....

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=25959

and here ........

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=25637

PS I don't have any affiliation with the cars but know the owners well and would always recommend buying from an enthusiastic LEC owner rather than an unknown quantity on EBay, Scumtree, Auto trader, PissedonHeads or wherever :wink:
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Re: another 'Anyone know this car' request

Postby dann76 » Thu 13.04.2017, 15:44

I went to see this car last weekend and mint is not what I would describe it as, the paintwork is particularly shabby.
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