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Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby tedtaylor » Tue 02.05.2017, 01:58

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/pts/6070834781.html
no relation, no affiliation, just FYI only.
extremely interesting to say the least. Would love to see this in-person.
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby Rambo » Tue 02.05.2017, 07:39

Interesting, yes. Ugly, yes :shock:
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby clemo » Tue 02.05.2017, 10:12

Oh my . Someone has spent lot of money to make it look that bad .
Jim Clark S2 on the way . The one with the Yellow spoke wheels .
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby Steve A » Tue 02.05.2017, 12:40

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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby novacaine » Tue 02.05.2017, 13:08

I like the seats, but does the Elan really need to be wider and that Aston front end does not work. Is the bonnet vent painted on? It looks awful.
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby lotusflasherman » Tue 02.05.2017, 13:13

seats good, rest of it .... :smt078
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby tedtaylor » Tue 02.05.2017, 13:16

oh come on people, there must be some Elan owner out there that likes this? no???
don't get me wrong, i'm the purist and love my M100 and originality over mods, but i've got to give credit on this one as being quite interesting and different. I've never seen another M100 modified to any extent visually beyond stock alone.
I requested additional pictures to see it better before i give final judgment! :)
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby donsladek » Tue 02.05.2017, 16:04

I doubt Peter Stevens would approve! :roll:
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby esprit888 » Tue 02.05.2017, 17:23

tedtaylor wrote:oh come on people, there must be some Elan owner out there that likes this? no???
don't get me wrong, i'm the purist and love my M100 and originality over mods, but i've got to give credit on this one as being quite interesting and different. I've never seen another M100 modified to any extent visually beyond stock alone.
I requested additional pictures to see it better before i give final judgment! :)


Its butchered, zooming in the fit and finish is off and look at the rear wing, with the rear fender remnants of the original federal rear wing. If this was $9,000 i still wouldn't touch it. Here are a couple, one photo-shopped the M200 not, that work way better.
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 03.05.2017, 13:25

Great believer that 'form and function' should harmonize ...
top photo has interesting front end but rear wheel arches would be better on an MR2. Why interrupt smooth airflow around the rear arches? rear brakes don't do enough to need any extra cooling.

and as for the original subject of this post ... to change something doesn't necessarily improve it ... :lol:

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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby tedtaylor » Wed 03.05.2017, 19:22

actually, that DOES improve the Mona Lisa :lol:
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby Rambo » Wed 03.05.2017, 20:02

tedtaylor wrote:oh come on people, there must be some Elan owner out there that likes this? no???
don't get me wrong, i'm the purist and love my M100 and originality over mods, but i've got to give credit on this one as being quite interesting and different. I've never seen another M100 modified to any extent visually beyond stock alone.
I requested additional pictures to see it better before i give final judgment! :)


But why ?????

Why spoil a car with beautiful looks already ?? How many cars do you still see on the road that are 25 years old and still look good today ?

I know it all comes down to personal choce, but I still think that car is hideous and I wouldn't want it, with or without an engine :shock:
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby lotusflasherman » Wed 03.05.2017, 21:33

tedtaylor wrote:actually, that DOES improve the Mona Lisa :lol:


:lol: now I know why you like that car ...
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby GeoffSmith » Wed 03.05.2017, 21:55

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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby Rambo » Thu 04.05.2017, 07:31

Some people have no taste

Another British classic ruined 8) Why ?
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby rip » Thu 04.05.2017, 09:45

The wheel layout reminds me of a Seven. I can't even begin to imagine how poorly one of those would handle with its engine in the back.
Someone has wasted a lot of money with this ruining 1 car to make an ugly, poor imitation of another.
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby Rambo » Thu 04.05.2017, 20:55

Even the reviewers hate it. Brilliant review. Very funny. It makes that orange modified Elan look attractive !!!!!

Brace Yourself For The Ugliest Jaguar E-Type You've Ever Seen

We wrote this article as quickly as we could just so that we could stop looking at it. Welcome to the most gut-wrenchingly awful modified E-Type in the world

Don’t look at this horror show for too long, because science says you’ll go blind. Probably. You’re looking at what we believe to be the worst-modified Jaguar E-Type not just on sale today, but ever built, anywhere, ever.

And it gets worse, because the seller hasn’t even acknowledged his shame and advertised it on Craigslist for a few dollars just to get rid of it. It’s for sale for $80,000. Yep, eighty thousand dollars.

There are a few CT jaws hitting the floor over this price tag. You’d surely have to be insane to buy it, and since this seems not to be the first time the seller has tried to hawk it to someone with even less taste than himself, it seems a buyer might be hard to find. Thankfully.

Owned by the seller for over 30 years, it has been modded and modded again over the years to create something that looks like a deep-sea-dwelling fish. Originally a 2+2 coupe, the poor Jag was apparently rolled in an accident by one of the seller’s friends, who offloaded it to this guy for a cheap price.

He ‘removed the roof’ and, you’d hope, made the necessary enhancements to chassis stiffness, before putting a 5.0-litre Ford V8 in it. As you do. Eight years after the transmission went, the seller built… whatever this is.

It’s all sheet metal, the advert proudly declares, and has been decorated with 2004 Ford Taurus headlights, Centerline wheels and a solid maple dashboard. Even more bizarrely it has Datsun 240Z seats. It’s clearly not the worst workmanship ever displayed, but why lovingly bake a cake if the ingredients were all wrong to start with?

Originally, in this form, it had an 8.2 litre turbocharged engine apparently taken from a Cadillac, but it was a bit much, so it was swapped out for the 5.7-litre Chevrolet V8 currently beneath its apocalyptically ugly front end. It was, says the seller, completely reconditioned with high-flow heads and has only covered about 600 miles since installation.

The only thing more of a mess than the spec sheet is the styling. It’s all the worse for being based on an E-Type, one of the most famously good-looking cars ever built. That this came from the historic Jaguar is enough to convince a devout Catholic that there is no God. Kill it with fire.
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Re: Very interesting highly modified Elan project

Postby CalElan » Thu 04.05.2017, 23:00

I don't hate some of it.. Man that was a lot of work but you'd think he'd at least get it running and stand a chance of making some money on it..
Might offer him a $1000 for the seats when he ends up breaking it for parts.
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