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Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby contact » Tue 20.02.2018, 02:48

I currently have a 1991 Elan M100 that I am wanting to sell. I purchased the car a few months ago with the intent to do the needed repairs; but due to time restraints and neck problems, I do not have the time to do them. The car currently has 75,200 miles. I just purchased new tires and battery 2 weeks ago as the car had been sitting up for a long time in a environmentally controlled warehouse. Here are some of the items that needs to be done on the car. The radio does not work, the fuel sending unit needs replacing, the passenger side window does not work, the ac does not get cold, the seals to the top needs replacing; but the top is in good condition with no rips or tears. The engine is strong and starts right away, transmission shift smooth drives great, leather seats are in good condition with not rips or tears. There are plenty of brake pad remaining. There are some paint nicks at the door edges and other minor things needing attention. I'm asking $8,000 and the price is firm at this time. I can send more details photo of the car if you are interested. Please contact me via e-mail or by phone. I may not respond quickly as I usually volunteer around 60 hours a week; but I will reply back. My e- mail address is howdyyaw0@yahoo.com. Phone number (510) 531 8988. (Oakland, CA)
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby steve matthews » Tue 20.02.2018, 13:49

:shock: Is it White or Silver?
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Tue 20.02.2018, 14:15

It is the New Jersey Silver one sold on eBay last Dec 19 for $5,200.00

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-Lotus-Ela ... _cvip=true

16 miles added to odometer since eBay listing. Now, he wants $8,000.00.
No mention of the other items obvious in the eBay listing.
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby tedtaylor » Tue 20.02.2018, 15:15

fuel sending unit needs replacement? GOOD LUCK FINDING THAT!!!

Steve - it's Silver. Picture does suggest more white than silver
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby contact » Tue 20.02.2018, 22:27

The car is metallic silver. And yes, I did purchase it on E-Bay in December and have been doing lots and lots of repairs on it since that time. I've put that much money in it so far. I'm loosing money on it. The person I purchased it from did not mention all of the repairs needed.
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby lotos » Fri 23.02.2018, 06:25

Can you go into detail on what work you've had done to it since buying it?
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby Brit-Car-Nut » Fri 23.02.2018, 06:32

I hope he adds a list of what he has fixed. It will help his effort to sell it.

I wasn't trying to harass him about his sale price since I knew he had to pay to get it across the country and he has stated he has done a lot to make it better already.

If I can help him find any parts he needs, I am more than willing to assist.
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby tedtaylor » Thu 19.04.2018, 02:00

Sold on Ebay for $6,777.78 I wonder if he gained or lost money on the sale.
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby esprit888 » Thu 19.04.2018, 03:20

tedtaylor wrote:Sold on Ebay for $6,777.78 I wonder if he gained or lost money on the sale.


I was interested until i searched the VIN, multiple flips on this one in a very short period with different stories and different versions of what was done and what was needed, the only constant appeared to be the passenger window didn't work, but if you go back to the Hawaii ad the window was smashed, so who knows. Looks like it went from Hawaii to New Jersey to Oakland without actually hitting the road.
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby Giniw » Thu 19.04.2018, 12:26

esprit888 wrote:Looks like it went from Hawaii to New Jersey to Oakland without actually hitting the road.
Impressive!
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby tedtaylor » Wed 25.04.2018, 13:52

https://www.ebay.com/itm/112959569916?V ... 2959569916
Listed AGAIN, this time for a Buy it Now of $6,500
i wonder what happened to the last sale?
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby steve matthews » Wed 25.04.2018, 23:24

Built by General Motors in England. :lol:
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby CalElan » Thu 26.04.2018, 00:39

can't imagine why anyone would buy this in CA if he's not sure it meets CA emission standards.
I'd get it smogged if I was him as this would improve his chances of a sale.
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby Giniw » Thu 26.04.2018, 15:04

steve matthews wrote:Built by General Motors in England. :lol:
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby tedtaylor » Wed 02.05.2018, 02:38

ebay listing shows it as SOLD for $6,500
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby tedtaylor » Sat 05.05.2018, 13:05

annnnnnnnnnd it's back up once again... sounds like this car has gotten black listed?
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby esprit888 » Sat 05.05.2018, 20:06

tedtaylor wrote:annnnnnnnnnd it's back up once again... sounds like this car has gotten black listed?

I believe, from the pics and previous dubious history, its actual condition is not quite in line with how it looks in the flesh. I made the seller what i considered was a reasonable offer, not a million miles from the buy it now, but it was declined, as is the sellers prerogative. I was planning on a total tear down and rebuild which allows me to put waaaaay more money into a car than its worth, something i am really good at :lol: Just ask the wife :chair:
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby lotuss2 » Wed 06.06.2018, 07:44

Hey Guys, I have the car now. Its in the SF Bay Area. I am a long time Lotus builder/Collector and it seems I am running a foster home for abused Lotus. I look at the car and just wonder what the hell happened to it. Dash seems to have been out and its a mess of systems under the dash. Things hanging. I am not sure what the prior owner did to upgrade other than add tires and a battery. If it was a human it would be in the corner laying in a fetal position quietly sobbing and unable to speak, physical signs of abuse all over her. There is good and there is bad. I am not going to attempt a restoration but want to clean it up and register in Ca. Its got 75k and is considered used, as long as it passes the emissions for Federal it should be allowed to be registered.

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taillights
Shocks

Not sure what I am thinking, I just hated to see it the way it was.
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby tigerdog » Sun 01.07.2018, 23:18

Hello from a fellow California Elaner! Sorry to hear its been abused; happy it's found a Lotus lover to put it right. Taillights may be a problem - they're increasingly difficult to find. Several different aftermarket shock setups are available. You should see quite a few discussions in the suspension sub-forum here on LEC. Try putting your requirements in the "Parts Wanted" section. Good luck with the refurbishment!
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Re: Selling My 1991 Elan

Postby CalElan » Thu 19.07.2018, 02:17

Welcome - I'm a little closer to you than Tigerdog being in Mountain View.
Give me a shout if I can be of assistance.
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