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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Feb 01, 2009 2:58 pm

why is 40 thousand pounds worth of parts now worth 175 thousand pounds ????One could buy an elan spend another 20 thousand on it and still have a fine time with the remaining few pence -----Granny always said that' money was poorly distributed '--and the old adage about fools being parted from it appears truer than ever ---Vintage racing is behind this horrible acceleration of price for these cars and its being used as a thinly disguised business hidden under the mantle of purist racing---disgusting - :roll: --ed
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Feb 01, 2009 5:29 pm

elansprint71 wrote:I am informed from another site that the latest issue of Motor Sport has the ex John Miles/Willment 26R and the snorkel 47(Europa) for sale at 175,000GBP.

That is each; not for the pair. :roll:


http://www.kelsport.net/sales/details.asp?VehicleID=72
http://www.kelsport.net/sales/details.asp?VehicleID=73

And, for a little less money

http://www.kelsport.net/sales/details.asp?VehicleID=46
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 6:15 pm

Ed

Thank the Lord we are not into Ferraris, or GT40s, or Aston Martins!

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PostPost by: twincamman » Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:24 pm

we all have a one that got away story ! Mine is when I could not put together a deal for my 67 Fiat 1500 for a europa in 69 or 70 ---the dealer took me back in the ' yard' and offered me a DB 2 for the money and the trade I had ---I walked away muttering about a bulbous old big sedan family car when I wanted a sleek europa----ed
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PostPost by: RichardS » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:26 pm

twincamman wrote:we all have a one that got away story !


My "one that got away" was a Ferrari Dino. When I bought my Sprint back in 1982 from a local dealer there was a red Dino in the showroom at the same time. I paid ?4k for the Sprint and I think the Dino was probably about 50 or 60 per cent dearer at ?7k. I couldn't have afforded it at the time and anyway my heart was set on a Lotus Elan - but there is always a faint thought of "what if"!!

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:35 pm

twincamman wrote:why is 40 thousand pounds worth of parts now worth 175 thousand pounds ????One could buy an elan spend another 20 thousand on it and still have a fine time with the remaining few pence -----Granny always said that' money was poorly distributed '--and the old adage about fools being parted from it appears truer than ever ---Vintage racing is behind this horrible acceleration of price for these cars and its being used as a thinly disguised business hidden under the mantle of purist racing---disgusting - :roll: --ed


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PostPost by: twincamman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 3:39 am

Pete 135000 pounds is a LOT of provenance --and patina - :lol: -ed
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:12 pm

Yesterday I was shown photos of an unused factory 26R bodyshell, been in storage since manufacture. Chinese-eye headlamp apertures, none of the holes drilled for fixings.
Not a wind-up, not a repro, this one's Kosher.

Here we go......... :twisted:
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PostPost by: twincamman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:58 pm

Pete----your sure its not a shapecraft with an inch cut off the tail pipe?---[ OYVAY here ve go again] - :lol: -ed
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PostPost by: garyeanderson » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:32 pm

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PostPost by: twincamman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:30 pm

a very tidy elan ---ed
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:18 am

26r's from Mid Ohio

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:21 am

Dave Vegher campaigned this one.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:22 am

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PostPost by: elancoupe » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:24 am

I found humor in Vegher's rookie stripe.
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