Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Elans for sale in the UK.
Discussion of prices of Elans advertised for sale on LEC is prohibited in open forum, private discussion is perfectly acceptable. A separate area for discussion of prices of Elans not advertised on LEC and market value generally is available in the 'Elan Buying Help section' of the 'For Sale' area.

Moderators: theelanman, Sy V, Elanlover, muley, Enright, GeoffSmith, algirdas, nitroman, clemo, dapinky, Dave Eds, Specky, Nige, DaveT

Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby C3LOS » Sun 24.09.2017, 11:50

Sadly, after 2 years of hard labour and great fun driving my car, I am thinking of moving on.....really don't want to lose her, however my next move up the car chain means I need to (the wife won't let me have 2!)

All in spent over 8k (see the list below), hundreds of hours of my own personal time, to get her in tip top condition.
Love this car. Will only let it go to a good home which is why I am posting this on LEC before I put it on Autotrader etc.

Comes with a bucket load of spare bits, printed service manual, a full files worth of service info, receipts, historical MOTs and lots lots more....(note: the private plate is not in the sale of the car as it's a family heirloom)

Info on the car:
3 owners from new (4 if you count the previous owners mother having it whilst he was in financial difficulty!)
Last one bought it from Paul Matty (black and gold sticker still on the rear window)
Supposedly only one of 13 original black SE's (though can't prove it!)
Paint upgraded by Aston Martin Paint engineer
Subtle Gold pinstripe and Ayrton Senna signature in respect to his first GP win in the Lotus 97T JPS lotus
Full retrim including unique seats, black (not grey) carpets, gators, doors, sills, b post, and has a unique design map pocket satchel- done by Aston Martin trim development team
Fully refurbished original SE wheels to replicate the 97T GP car
New cobra bridge 4100 alarm system
New audio header in tune with the red lit interior and 4x new 210w speakers linked to a Rockford fosgate amp
New Yuasa battery (last month)
CAS replaced to latest version
£4500 bill from Paul Matty - Timing belt replaced, head gasket and head skim, oil cooler pipes replaced, rr calipers repaired and pads changed, new thermostat amongst other things!
New (original Renault 14) radiator fan replaced
Both headlamp gears replaced
New front splitter
New oil sump
Full clean up, clip replacement and repainted of the exhaust manifold heatsheilds in the engine bay
Wind deflector
Great condition tool kit (with the penknife!!)
Comes with a Full service history
Last MOT 27/06/17 -one advisory on rr eh bearing, now replaced
Added some pics to help, and any questions, let me know.

I am looking for around £11,500 and not in a rush to sell.....
Any questions let me know
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
User avatar
C3LOS
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat 30.05.2015, 11:35
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, England

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Lotusman33 » Sun 24.09.2017, 12:31

Looks great, love the interior retrim as those seats look incredibly comfortable. The JPS scheme does suit the Elan well, looks like a sensible price.
What are you buying next?

Dave :)
Silver Development Car IB10
User avatar
Lotusman33
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri 09.08.2013, 15:11
Location: Plymouth, Devon

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby C3LOS » Sun 24.09.2017, 12:44

Thanks for the comments! And really want it to go to an enthusiast if possible.

As for the next project...I have to scratch my TVR griffith 500 itch, as I fell in love with them at Le Mans in the mid 1990's!
User avatar
C3LOS
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat 30.05.2015, 11:35
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, England

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Lotusman33 » Sun 24.09.2017, 16:19

You won't regret buying the TVR provided you get a decent one, my friend has one and it is an awesome bit of machinery!

Dave :)
Silver Development Car IB10
User avatar
Lotusman33
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri 09.08.2013, 15:11
Location: Plymouth, Devon

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Rambo » Sun 24.09.2017, 18:44

Just remember to buy one where the outriggers have already been replaced. They are as bad, if not worse, than M100's :?
User avatar
Rambo
Underage drinker
 
Posts: 5954
Joined: Wed 24.12.2003, 00:37
Location: East of Peebles

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby C3LOS » Sun 24.09.2017, 21:56

Thanks Rambo. Already got a big checklist!
Outriggers are right at the top of the list, flowed by bushes, wishbones, starter motor, camshafts....and that's just the start of it!!!
User avatar
C3LOS
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat 30.05.2015, 11:35
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, England

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby simonbuk » Mon 25.09.2017, 08:04

Get a Chim 500 and save yourself a few thousand pounds !! Same car underneath !!
Simon - Black S2. Simonthesailor

"Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did. So buy an Elan" - Mark Twain.
User avatar
simonbuk
God
 
Posts: 848
Joined: Sun 13.03.2016, 12:50
Location: Orpington, Kent, sometimes Worthing, West Sussex sometimes The World !!

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Rambo » Mon 25.09.2017, 15:49

Interesting article on That's in October's edition of Classic and Sports Car :burnout:
User avatar
Rambo
Underage drinker
 
Posts: 5954
Joined: Wed 24.12.2003, 00:37
Location: East of Peebles

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby C3LOS » Mon 25.09.2017, 20:49

Next purchase!
User avatar
C3LOS
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat 30.05.2015, 11:35
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, England

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Rambo » Mon 25.09.2017, 21:35

I too am looking at a Trevor. Maybe an S or a wedgie but preferably a Chimmy or a Griff ;-)

But for now, £4.90 on an edition of Classic and Sports Car is cheap motoring :burnout:
User avatar
Rambo
Underage drinker
 
Posts: 5954
Joined: Wed 24.12.2003, 00:37
Location: East of Peebles

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby C3LOS » Sun 01.10.2017, 20:18

My car is reluctantly on Autotrader now... :(
90 hits in 24 hours is not bad eh...a couple of sniffs but nothing solid yet.
Let me know if you are interested! If not wish me luck
User avatar
C3LOS
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat 30.05.2015, 11:35
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, England

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Simon_P » Sun 01.10.2017, 21:08

Interesting that you should think buying a TVR a move up the car chain...

Boy you are going to regret selling such a nice car. In a few years time I know which you will be telling people ruefully "I used to own one of those".

Like a mosquito bite some itches are better scratched in the mind.

I'll stick with the finest front wheel drive car ever made (by a 7 times F1 champion car constructor) but then I suppose I won't know what I'm missing.
Simon_P
God
 
Posts: 855
Joined: Fri 06.08.2004, 12:33
Location: St Albans UK

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Lotusman33 » Sun 01.10.2017, 21:15

Good luck with the sale, photos look great so fingers crossed for you.

Agree with Simon as have that same feeling with mine and know it could end in regret.

Dave :-)
Silver Development Car IB10
User avatar
Lotusman33
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri 09.08.2013, 15:11
Location: Plymouth, Devon

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Mike T » Wed 04.10.2017, 19:26

Owned a Griff 500 a few years ago - scared myself quite a lot but loved it! Would not have another in place of the Elan though.
User avatar
Mike T
Newbie
 
Posts: 27
Joined: Sun 15.10.2006, 23:11
Location: Chelmsford, Essex

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby JusNoGood » Fri 12.01.2018, 22:22

C3LOS wrote:My car is reluctantly on Autotrader now... :(
90 hits in 24 hours is not bad eh...a couple of sniffs but nothing solid yet.
Let me know if you are interested! If not wish me luck


How did you get on? Did you sell it?
JusNoGood
Newbie
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri 12.01.2018, 09:20
Location: Reigate, Surrey

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby C3LOS » Sat 13.01.2018, 14:06

Took it off the market over the Xmas period as it want the season to sell her.
Looking to put it up for sale again this week, as I have STR8SIX on the job to find me a TVR NOW.
Anyone interested?
User avatar
C3LOS
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat 30.05.2015, 11:35
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, England

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby Gee21 » Sat 13.01.2018, 19:35

PM sent
Gee21
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 82
Joined: Wed 25.02.2015, 09:32
Location: Glasgow

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby JusNoGood » Sat 13.01.2018, 20:42

C3LOS wrote:Took it off the market over the Xmas period as it want the season to sell her.
Looking to put it up for sale again this week, as I have STR8SIX on the job to find me a TVR NOW.
Anyone interested?


Yes I could be. Not a fan of black but I have a fondness for JPS :)
Could you please answer a few questions:

- What is the mileage on the car?
- Can you please give me a list of the services its had with date and mileage at the time + anything major it had done.
- Any faults or anything that will need replacing soon?
- it was Sept when you posted the pictures. Does it look the same now and has anything changed?

Sorry for the questions. It looks like I may be taking my daughter back to Nottingham Uni next weekend. Will you be around Sat/Sun? I'll have to confirm day nearer the time.

Regards

Justin
JusNoGood
Newbie
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri 12.01.2018, 09:20
Location: Reigate, Surrey

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby JusNoGood » Sat 13.01.2018, 20:54

Could you also post some picture of both sides please? straight onto the side just so I can see the paint work a little better

and also pic of the usual bits on the underside if thats possible? :D

Thanks very much.

Regards

Justin
JusNoGood
Newbie
 
Posts: 22
Joined: Fri 12.01.2018, 09:20
Location: Reigate, Surrey

Re: Thinking of selling my Elan- anyone interested?

Postby C3LOS » Sat 13.01.2018, 21:24

Hi Justin, thanks for the interest.
Can you mail your email to mine ( celston@astonmartin.com or carlelston71@outlook.com), as it’s easier to send you the pictures in higher resolution and will also send all the details of servicing etc.
As for next weekend, I am available at most times, except Saturday evening as my daughter is performing in the Christmas Carol at the RSC.....would be great for you to come over and have a look at the car and all the paperwork/receipts etc even if you think it’s not for you, at least you can use it as a benchmark for others you may want to see.
Let me know and have a good rest of the weekend
Carl
User avatar
C3LOS
Tinkerer
 
Posts: 86
Joined: Sat 30.05.2015, 11:35
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, England

Next

Return to UK Elans - For Sale

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest