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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby Rambo » Sat 10.04.2021, 11:18

That car has been around for quite a while. In fact, I think the seller had two at one point, one of which was a Kia Elan. I believe the sellet imports cars from Japan.

So expect some differences ie air con will probably be standard, rear no. plate square, cat. temp. sensor etc....Car will be LHD as they drive on the same side as us in Japan
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby M100_DMM » Sat 10.04.2021, 11:25

Rambo wrote:The advert has now been removed from C and C, albeit the description is still there. Very odd.


Nothing sinister, Mark. There's a box underneath the description which contains the following text:

"This advert has now been removed through sale or otherwise. Please see the list below for similar live adverts."

It's not the seller's doing - it's just that Car & Classic has an idiosyncratic layout.
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby Rambo » Sat 10.04.2021, 11:37

Aaaah, I see. Thanks for the explanation David.

Hope all is well in sunny Prestwick? Thought you would have gone for that nice blue NA :poke:
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby oneills » Sat 10.04.2021, 12:17

The seller does import cars from Japan - that is their main business

The car is a UK car bought in the UK exported by an Japanese individual but now brought back by these guys

Apparently the car remained registered in the UK

Low mileage and It is RHD too - is it too good to be true if it has been around for some time ????

I will give them a call and may take a look

Will report back if I do

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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby oneills » Sat 10.04.2021, 13:32

Well I have booked a viewing for next Saturday at 1.30

Would there be an experienced Elan Guy local to Middlesbrough who would fancy taking a look at it with me - just to make sure I dont get my leg lifted ?

I'll pay petrol / expenses

Thanks in advance

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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby Rambo » Sat 10.04.2021, 14:15

I didn't think I was imagining it. This is the advert from the same guys for a Kia Elan

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/353373437019

I can't remember how long both cars have been for sale but they are certainly not "fresh imports" as described. I do remember there being some sarcastic dialogue about the expression LQQK AT THIS OMG WOW but can't find it at present. It would give you an idea how long the cars gave been for sale by the date of the posting

"FRESH IMPORT IN UK STOCK * LQQK AT THIS OMG WOW"

The black one you are looking at looks very nice and tidy but an extra, more experienced eye, will definitely be beneficial. We do have some LEC'rs in and around the Midds. area. In the meantime, have a read here.... http://wikilec.com/view/Buyers_guide
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby oneills » Sat 10.04.2021, 17:15

Hi Rambo

They told me they have had the car for two years but they said that is not unusual as they dont price them to sell quickly.

They also said they have about 400 cars in stock and have been in business for 30yrs - their web site bears this out.

I asked if there is ANYTHING wrong with it and the guy said nothing at all.

All papers to prove everything about the car too.

Well it cant hurt to take a look

Cheers

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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby M100_DMM » Sat 10.04.2021, 20:26

Rambo wrote:Aaaah, I see. Thanks for the explanation David.

Hope all is well in sunny Prestwick? Thought you would have gone for that nice blue NA :poke:


No worries, Mark.

The blue NA looked okay in the photos but there's no substitute for being able to see it with the mark 1 eyeball, kick the tyres and check the outriggers!
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby Rambo » Sat 10.04.2021, 22:15

Agreed. There is no substitute for feeling the wet carpets and smelling the tin worm
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby djwazza68 » Thu 15.04.2021, 12:22

I’ve been looking for an S2 for a while to replace my SE, simply because I don’t like BRG Does anyone on here know this car?

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1327184
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby oneills » Fri 16.04.2021, 10:52

Take a look at my post and the follow up ones on page 8

What is your Racing Green Elan like - I am after one now

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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby Rambo » Fri 16.04.2021, 16:21

oneills wrote:Take a look at my post and the follow up ones on page 8

What is your Racing Green Elan like - I am after one now

Shaun


I suggest you tap on the owners name then "search user's posts" to get some background info.

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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby SanjV6 » Fri 16.04.2021, 19:58

Hi Guys new to the forum looking to get into the Elan life with one of these two cars, if anyone has extra info on this it would be a big help thanks https://www.classiccarsforsale.co.uk/lotus/elan+se+turbo/aetv31312673
www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1329312
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby oneills » Sat 17.04.2021, 11:11

Sods Law

Just set off the go and view this one - been there a couple of years

https://www.thecarwarehouse.co.uk/vehic ... lotus-elan

Dealer called me to say it had been reserved online last night sold unseen

Well the search goes on :banghead:
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby Rambo » Sat 17.04.2021, 20:12

Nothing lost then. If it''s been for sale for 2 years then something is amiss ie price, condition, history etc...

I sold my 1st one within 37 mins of advertising it on here. And it was after midnight too :shock:
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby djwazza68 » Mon 03.05.2021, 09:46

For some reason my PM function isn’t working?

Shaun, if you haven’t found a BRG car, mine is now for sale. PM me if you need any details, it’s just had a years MOT put back on it and this was my (edited) previous sales pitch... I’m now actually buying a 1980 Alfa Spider so need the garage space otherwise I would keep the Elan.

Just trying to gauge interest as I’m downsizing my collection (I’m replacing the Elan for a Midget!) I have loads of photos and a walk round video if anyone is interested, please PM me. I won’t be listing it on the standard sites until I determine if it is worth selling, so you might get an early chancel own it.

The car is BRG with a new hood, was stolen recovered against a Cat claim in 2008, has just over 72K on the clock, was resprayed and had a new green leather interior put in about 3 years ago and has had a full rear suspension rebuild, brake calliper replacement, light pod rebuild, new cam belt 1000 miles ago and rear chassis restoration in my ownership. I have tried hard to waterproof the car and have restored the rotten seals, and added Jamie’s A-pillar seals and FTO seals to the doors. It will come with private plate E14N OO and I’m looking for £8000 ONO.
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Re: ALL ELANS ON GUMTREE / CAR & CLASSIC

Postby biffobear » Mon 03.05.2021, 23:38

Hi Rambo, I'm going to look at L123SPY 270 tomorrow. Its back up on C&C with pictures. I don't thing its a Kia as it has the Isuzu engine but if he can not show me who the repair was carried out by or any receipts for the repair then I find that a little bit more than odd and obviously hiding something and if I want to sell it at some point it may prove to be a problem. He had it repaired so he must have some documentation about it. He gave the name of Nigel any ideas?
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