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Does anyone know this elan (DEAD LINK)

Postby Aaronderby » Thu 15.08.2019, 21:30

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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby par » Thu 15.08.2019, 23:15

Don't know the car or the owner specifically however this was advertised on Gumtree earlier in the year at a far higher price but don't think it was advertised on any other platform until now.

At the current price it looks a bit of a steal going by the pictures of the work that has gone into it!
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby sideways » Fri 16.08.2019, 00:32

Aaronderby wrote:https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201906249363625?advertising-location=at_cars&postcode=de222nq&model=ELAN&page=1&price-from=500&make=LOTUS&onesearchad=New&onesearchad=Nearly%20New&onesearchad=Used&newApplicationVersion=true&modal=photos


No, but given the ad. I would request a look at the invoices for the work done etc...maybe get an INDEPENDENT PPI done.
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Rambo » Fri 16.08.2019, 08:57

As Par has mentioned, the car was up for sale earlier in the year. Advertised on Scumtree in April for £7500. Owner (Michael ?) then looks like the same owner now as car is advertised as being in Currie (a few miles from Edinburgh airport so handy for a Donington flight) It looks lovely in the photos with lots of work done. Looks like a modified MG hardtop in the deal too, along with non standard wheels etc..
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Kzawilin » Fri 16.08.2019, 10:32

Considering the work gone into it, it looks like a good deal.

I wish I had seen this a month or so ago before purchasing mine which still needs most of this work doing.. :(
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby gov » Fri 16.08.2019, 11:56

Lot of work done :D certainly would need to see receipts to verify - for what's been done appears a good price although I would question why it hasn't sold before now :o

Not a car I personally would consider though - to me owning a Lotus means buying in to a heritage and originality - those Carlos Fandango wheels just do not suit the car and a MGF converted hard top - no thanks - these cars in their original form look fantastic - subtle improvements like upgraded brakes , suspension etc keep that look and improve the reliability - these are the things I would be looking for .

Then again I'm a old git so what do I know :lol: :lol:
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Steve A » Fri 16.08.2019, 17:07

Given the fact that the Elan are very hygroscopic, I'm surprised the MG roof hasn't been adopted more often,
especially all those hardy all year round Elaner's

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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Aaronderby » Sat 17.08.2019, 06:46

Yes last pm I saw the old gum tree add , the car looks tidy I dont mind the hardtop it would make it more user friendly. Long way to go and look for a banger tho .
I would of thought that if he stripped and rebuilt the car that he would of been on here somewhrre.
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Rambo » Sat 17.08.2019, 08:50

One thing that worries me about anyone trying to sell a car is hiding the car's registration no. :?

Why ? Because as a potential buyer one is presumably trying to find something about the vehicle ie MOT history via the Govt's website, whether it's currently SORN'd or in regular use. And also do an HPI check to see whether there is any outstanding debt on the vehicle

As a sceptic I always wonder what they have to hide :?
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Aaronderby » Sat 17.08.2019, 09:48

Yeah that's a great point , you could find some background on the car etc ,
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby simonbuk » Sat 17.08.2019, 10:54

People hide the reg for different reasons, just ask him. If he's not forthcoming with it then start to worry !!

Looks like a reasonable deal. If you don't like the hard top just remove it - what's the problem ?!
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Rambo » Sat 17.08.2019, 19:37

Looks cracking to me. Particularly the retrimmed leather seats.

ScottJ may have gone to look at this car ?? He mentioned it down at Silverstone

Aaronderby - if you are seriously looking for an M100 you have to be prepared to travel to find a good one and the right one for you. As I mentioned, its only a short hop from East Mids. airport
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Graaf » Tue 20.08.2019, 15:06

Aaronderby, did you ever go to view this car?
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Aaronderby » Fri 23.08.2019, 07:49

Still not had chance to see this car , work is ruling my life even on this bank holiday weekend . Price has dropped on the car tho so it's defo a buyers market!
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Rambo » Fri 23.08.2019, 08:10

Why not ask the owner for some details....

when cambelt and water pump was last replaced ?

Reg. no. ? (J6-- ---?)

whether there has ever been any accident damage or insurance write off etc...?

Use the Autotrader e mail enquiry facility https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified ... 6249363625
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Graaf » Fri 23.08.2019, 12:03

Went to view it yesterday, looks better in the photos be he has receipts for all of the parts so I bought it!

It'll give me something to play with over the winter!
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Rambo » Fri 23.08.2019, 18:29

Well done Graaf. Let us know on here how it goes :burnout:

PS I was in Embra yesterday. Could've taken you to Currie if I'd have known
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Graaf » Sat 24.08.2019, 14:10

Most certainly will. :cheers:
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Aaronderby » Mon 26.08.2019, 13:05

Well done mate it looks a nice car !
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Re: Does anyone know this elan

Postby Graaf » Mon 26.08.2019, 15:23

The bodywork and interior need some work but it does drive well. It heads a superchips so i may tolerate that. I've got to go up by train tomorrow and drive it back so I'll see how it goes.
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