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Elan Needed for TV appearance

PostPost by: GrUmPyBoDgEr » Wed May 05, 2010 12:23 pm

Great thanks for that Info' Mark.
Having missed last nights program do you know when & at what time the next program will be shown please?

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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Wed May 05, 2010 3:58 pm

I guess it's hard to find a pristine S4. Had they asked for a pristine S2, that would have been easier to find!

Maybe it was hard to find one that someone would put in the hands of the show's star. I can't remember his name but his driving skills would scare me.
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PostPost by: powellsmail » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:44 am

I understand the programme will be screened in the next week or two in the UK. Discovery real time.

Here is the promo for the programme.

http://www.yourdiscovery.com/video/whee ... f-british/


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PostPost by: Wheeler Dealer » Thu Oct 07, 2010 5:56 pm

Hi all,

Wheeler Dealers is back this Tuesday at 21:00 on Discovery Real Time and we're starting with our brilliant Lotus Elan.
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PostPost by: Leo Leentvaar » Thu Oct 07, 2010 8:21 pm

That's great news, I had a looksee at the site where they have a trailer to whet your appetite.
Unfortunately the series will probably only aired in the UK and not mainland Europe.
No sign nor word on the Ducth site anyway and I am still looking at the 1,000th re-run of the
Range Rover and beetle buggie here from 2005.
So I hope I can pluck it off the internet a bit sooner than 2015 :)
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Thu Oct 07, 2010 9:08 pm

It's just been on Discovery Shed!

Pretty good too
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PostPost by: wizzkitt » Mon Oct 18, 2010 11:06 am

Robbie693 wrote:Pretty good too


Hmm. If only to convince you never to let Ed China work on your car.
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Mon Oct 18, 2010 12:05 pm

Caliente wrote:
Robbie693 wrote:Pretty good too


Hmm. If only to convince you never to let Ed China work on your car.


Indeed.. Still entertaining though. I think the original seller let it go too cheaply also. But then, I think that about most of the cars they buy.
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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Oct 18, 2010 7:01 pm

I missed it :(

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PostPost by: wizzkitt » Tue Oct 19, 2010 10:14 am

terryp wrote:I missed it :(

Terry


It's on Discovery Real Time on 9th November at 9pm. 8)
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PostPost by: nodbe » Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:41 am

Wheeler Dealer wrote:Hi all,

I'm part of the production team for Wheeler Dealers. As part of the new series we're featuring a '68 S4 Elan. For those of you not aware Wheeler Dealers is a program where we buy iconic cars, fix their faults and then sell them on for a profit.

At the beggining of the episode we always film a 'pristine version' of the featured vehicle. This is to show the viewer how good the vehicle can look and what we're trying to achieve by the end of the program.

As such we need an Elan, preferably an S4, to film that is in good condition (possibly having undergone a resto). If you have such a car and want to have it featured on TV, please PM with your availability over the rest of this week and next. We would only require you for half a day and would supply a DVD of the finished program after its aired as a memento.

Look forward to hearing from you.


I have a very clean S4 drophead and am available at any time (retired!).

Can send pictures if you can give me your email address.

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:33 am

I stumbled across this episode yesterday, - on replay I guess..... To me, the car looked like an S4 ( - small S4 badges on rear sides..) , but doesn't an S4 carry the E-type rear lights ?? :shock: This car had the Vauxhall units. Thought they passed out with the S3 ?? Please enlighten me.....

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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:54 pm

Caliente wrote:
terryp wrote:I missed it :(

Terry


It's on Discovery Real Time on 9th November at 9pm. 8)


My Dad is going to record it!
Hooray!!!!
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PostPost by: pereirac » Tue Nov 02, 2010 4:37 pm

I like the way the trailer shows an Elan with a rusty bumper and a hole in it .... :oops:

Hope the show is more accurate, do they really buy an Elan for under ?5,000?

All the shows I have seen so far seem to suggest that you are doing well if you make ?500 profit on a car after spending a few week doing it up I think the moral is "don't give up your day job to restore cars for profit..."

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Wed Nov 03, 2010 7:15 am

- no, they bought it for 8500, and sold it for 16500 with new paint, upper balljoints, ss exhaust and Sue Miller driveshaftconversion........Feel sorry for the seller in a way....!
They found furthermore, that the reason for "hesitation" ( !) when trying to accellerate was due to cracks in the donuts...... :? Never been my favourite, that show....
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