1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

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1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby Irvelias » Tue 05.04.2022, 00:47

Hello, I’m new to the group and will be acquiring a 1991 lotus elan turbo with 10k original miles. The car is a 9/10 and I’m curious what ballpark of price I should consider selling the car for?
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby FunElan » Tue 05.04.2022, 17:50

Welcome to the forum, any specifics as to why you're acquiring it and then selling it so soon?

If it is indeed in North America, it's a rare car, and values are starting to rise, but really exceptional cars are still high teens/low 20s. Check BringATrailer for comps.

The other thing to remember is that a car with that low of mileage is generally pretty original, but that includes the wear items. Having not been driven is NOT good for the car. If you do a thorough service (timing belt/fluids/tires/etc) before selling, you're likely to get a little more money when you sell. Gives a potential buyer peace of mind.
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby Rambo » Tue 05.04.2022, 18:13

Irvelias wrote:Hello, I’m new to the group and will be acquiring a 1991 lotus elan turbo with 10k original miles. The car is a 9/10 and I’m curious what ballpark of price I should consider selling the car for?


What a very odd post :? I assume you are a dealer?
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby esprit888 » Tue 05.04.2022, 22:35

Is this the red one in Pennsylvania ? Color actually has an impact on value, There is an interesting story to that one (nothing bad) and why its mileage is so low.
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby FunElan » Tue 05.04.2022, 23:09

esprit888 wrote:Is this the red one in Pennsylvania ? Color actually has an impact on value, There is an interesting story to that one (nothing bad) and why its mileage is so low.


Have a link to that one? I've been saving VINs in a folder to keep an updated "registry" of sorts.
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby plannerphil » Wed 06.04.2022, 00:31

This one? It has 3,500 miles :shock: and it's in Pennsylvania.
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic ... /101672455
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby RonR » Wed 06.04.2022, 11:00

plannerphil wrote:This one? It has 3,500 miles :shock: and it's in Pennsylvania.
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic ... /101672455


Unfortunate that the first 6 lines of the ad describe the '60s elan, from when rack & pinion steering, independent suspension and 4 wheel discs were considered state of the art!
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby Rambo » Wed 06.04.2022, 13:53

RonR wrote:
plannerphil wrote:This one? It has 3,500 miles :shock: and it's in Pennsylvania.
https://classics.autotrader.com/classic ... /101672455


Unfortunate that the first 6 lines of the ad describe the '60s elan, from when rack & pinion steering, independent suspension and 4 wheel discs were considered state of the art!


The guy's a car dealer, what do you expect?

"Not unlike your friendly neighborhood Classic Auto Mall writer penning these words of wisdom!" :oops:
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Re: 1991 lotus elan turbo 10k original miles

Postby bline001 » Mon 06.06.2022, 18:01

Hi All. Just joined the forum as I am exploring the purchase of an Elan. I was eying the one in Pennsylvania, but the price seemed steep to me. What does everyone think a car in that condition should go for? $25k? While I like the low mileage, I would intend to have the car as a driver, not a show piece. I likely wouldn't put super high mileage on it, but I wouldn't want that to just sit in the garage. All help appreciated!
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