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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Giniw » Mon 26.09.2016, 16:53

That is a bargain, £40 cheaper than that one:
Giniw wrote:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291835291076
£100 higher than the last time I saw one ... (but for that price at least you have and odd (?) perspex cover :-D )
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Artaban » Mon 26.09.2016, 19:14

It certainly makes an Elise rear light conversion an attractive proposition.
At some point the OEM lights will be almost impossible to get hold of and that will probably be at a point when the value of these cars go up and people stop scrapping them for parts. I did wonder whether an Elise conversion would be a wise thing to do just to protect the existing lights so that the future value of the car is maintained. Mine got smashed by a freshly qualified spotty youth taking his sister to the supermarket for the first time. I think he had an "ooh squirrel" moment. Is anyone doing an all in package out there or is it a question of cobbling the bits together and doing it yourself?
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Mon 26.09.2016, 22:23

Artaban wrote:Rambo,
Not far off what I had to pay for one two years ago from South West Lotus because there wasn't one anywhere else and probably still cheaper than DVB. Makes buying a dog of a car as a donor look worthwhile.
Andy


But presumably that was for brand spanking new Andy ??

I'm sure there is some merit in true M100 lovers clubbing together to buy a couple of cheapo EBay Elan's, stripping them and offering parts to genuine, established LEC owners in dire straits at a "fair" price. If I had the mechanical skills and the time, I would do just that
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Mon 26.09.2016, 22:36

"Please note that this rim is as bent as a Nine Bob Note, so don't buy it unless you accept that there is a chance it may not be salvageable. If you do buy this item and complain that its damaged you will get laughed at" :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-M1 ... Sw9IpXzV6g
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Artaban » Mon 26.09.2016, 22:39

Unfortunately that was for a secondhand part that was in good but not perfect condition. £360 from memory.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Thu 29.09.2016, 12:54

Rambo wrote:"Please note that this rim is as bent as a Nine Bob Note, so don't buy it unless you accept that there is a chance it may not be salvageable. If you do buy this item and complain that its damaged you will get laughed at" :lol: :lol: :lol:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-M1 ... Sw9IpXzV6g


Why is he even trying to sell it if he knows it is heavily damaged/potentially dangerous ?

Why not give it away free with a set of wheels.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Artaban » Thu 29.09.2016, 14:04

I can't claim this is the actual wheel but i bought one from DVB that was bent though it wasn't advertised as such. I took it to an engineering company that were straightening wheels as a sideline; they had about 20 different wheels in at the time (alloy and steel) so they knew what they were doing. They couldn't straighten it without severely weakening it so I sent it back though I had to revert to quoting European law to persuade DVB to refund me. Maybe this would be worth, at most £5, if there was a company out there that could safely straighten it but I haven't found one. If I was them I wouldn't like to supply a wheel I knew wasn't straight and I'd been told by a customer that they couldn't be safely straightened. But then they appear to be more about the money than their customers safety.
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby simonbuk » Sat 22.10.2016, 06:22

Simon - Black S2. Simonthesailor

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby muley » Sat 22.10.2016, 10:11

simonbuk wrote:This must be a new record !!

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-SE ... Sw-CpYAAZQ



Like the new definition of mint

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Would be mint if sand blasted and re-plated. ". Really(!)
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby clemo » Sat 25.02.2017, 23:29

Good condition ...
Let just think about this for a moment .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-M1 ... Sw34FVEW5~
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Sun 26.02.2017, 00:38

Maybe he meant in REALLY USED condition and his spell checker fixed it for him...
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Jamie N » Sun 26.02.2017, 11:04

clemo wrote:Good condition ...
Let just think about this for a moment .

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELAN-M1 ... Sw34FVEW5~


And then consider for a nanosecond that you can get a pair from an EM model Honda Civic which will look a thousand times neater, fit beautifully, work superior, last the lifetime of the car, and probably cost no more than a sweet skin diver 8) .
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby clemo » Sun 19.03.2017, 19:07

£1.99 for a brand new boxed version.

I think i will go for the Enright version at the same price please.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lotus-elan-/1 ... SwhlZYuX-c
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Sun 19.03.2017, 19:31

clemo wrote:£1.99 for a brand new boxed version.

I think i will go for the Enright version at the same price please.



http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lotus-elan-/1 ... SwhlZYuX-c


looks like it's been in a smash :shock: I think it's a bit more than "play worn"

Possibly only suitable for spares. Maybe DVB or Apollo will snap it up :twisted:

PS Is it the same Woody as on here ?
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby clemo » Sun 19.03.2017, 19:52

Rambo wrote:


PS Is it the same Woody as on here ?



Well that might explain the price . He is aware that Elan prices are going up
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby lotusflasherman » Sun 19.03.2017, 21:26

Rambo wrote:looks like it's been in a smash :shock:


I think he's rolled it ! :lol:
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby clemo » Mon 20.03.2017, 11:33

Want a numberplate that doesn't say lotus at lotus prices

https://www.gumtree.com/p/car-part-acce ... 1222492733
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby woody » Mon 20.03.2017, 11:52

Rambo wrote,
PS Is it the same Woody as on here ?


Rambo/Clemo,
Not guilty Me Lord.
Never sold anything on Fleabay :poke:

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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby Rambo » Mon 20.03.2017, 20:06

woody wrote:Rambo wrote,
PS Is it the same Woody as on here ?


Rambo/Clemo,
Not guilty Me Lord.
Never sold anything on Fleabay :poke:

Cheers,
Woody


I'm glad about that Woody. Because this EBay w00d5y is taking the piss. £1.99 for a knackered model of an Elan without door or windscreen and £3.20 on postage :shock: :shock:

Have a look at the other crap that w00d5y's trying to flog. Everything but a dead horse :shock:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/w00d5y/m.html ... 7675.l2562
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Re: Taking the proverbial

Postby clemo » Mon 20.03.2017, 21:09

Rambo wrote:
woody wrote:Rambo wrote,
PS Is it the same Woody as on here ?


Rambo/Clemo,
Not guilty Me Lord.
Never sold anything on Fleabay :poke:

Cheers,
Woody


I'm glad about that Woody. Because this EBay w00d5y is taking the piss. £1.99 for a knackered model of an Elan without door or windscreen and £3.20 on postage :shock: :shock:

Have a look at the other crap that w00d5y's trying to flog. Everything but a dead horse :shock:


http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/w00d5y/m.html ... 7675.l2562




Why on earth would somebody waste that much time listing cr@p. Overpriced crAp at that .
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