Lotus Elan

1971 Elan Sprint DHC

PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:00 pm

This looks like an interesting project for someone. Snap it up, you know you want to: http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C241536

I think it is Colorado Orange, but difficult to tell - could be Camay Pink to go with the white bumpers! Also looks to be riding a little high to me.

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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:20 pm

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"bidding" is up to ?12K I have bowed out again .......... :wink:
I have some more pictures that were emailed , pm me your email address and I will send if you are interested?

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Jul 26, 2011 6:44 pm

Hi Tim,

Is the Sprint on your register?

The colour could be Jaguar Heather.

I'd like to see more pictures of the car.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 9:18 pm

No, I don't think this car is known to me as it's been locked away fro so long. Furthermore I do not have a registration number to go on, or a VIN number.

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:45 am

It has a tow bar, perhaps the suspension was lifted for this purpose?

About thirty years ago I was driving along the M1 and in the opposite carriageway an Elan went past me towing a caravan...
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PostPost by: 512BB » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:22 am

What do you mean Terry, bidding is up to 12K. He is asking for offers on 9K. Is it on Ebay now and I have missed it or what?

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PostPost by: terryp » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:43 am

No leslie , he is taking offers on the car and he emailed me to say he has had an offer of 12K ...at that point in Dragons Den fashion ....I was out!

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Jul 27, 2011 10:43 am

It's a Dutch auction, the owner is taking bids and he says that the current top bid is ?12k, on Friday he will make a decision.

Even if I were interested and I'm not, I wouldn't bid on principle.
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PostPost by: 512BB » Wed Jul 27, 2011 5:45 pm

Thank you both for the replies.

Having re read my 2 linner, I noticed I had made 2 mistakes in grammar and spelling, and I so tire when others do the same. I shall be more forgiving in future.

I digress. I suppose he is trying to hold his own little Ebay auction, without the costs. Only problem that can occur with that, is that when you go back to your highest bidder, he tells you to go jump, specially if the offers are made unseen. He would have had a bit more credability if he had worded his advert, 'BEST OFFER SECURES', but thats just me.

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PostPost by: Steve G » Thu Jul 28, 2011 3:02 pm

Umm...have to factor in a ?4-5K respray straight away, who would actually order their Elan in that colour? Jordan I suppose...
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PostPost by: Vaughan » Fri Jul 29, 2011 7:28 am

Was the Elan towing the caravan ... yelllow... S4 Se DHC ... I bought my first elan with tow bar from a guy who had a little caravan that he used to tow with his dogs in it!!!

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Fri Jul 29, 2011 11:36 am

It was a fixed head in Sprint colours - it may just have been painted that way, I couldn't see the registration and also I was having trouble believing what I was seeing. It was a small tatty caravan. I was in South Yorkshire close to Rotherham or Sheffield.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jul 29, 2011 4:54 pm

So this car is now off the site and presumably sold to the highest bidder. Any one on here?

If so, what are your thoughts on the colour! :P

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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Aug 11, 2011 9:43 pm

Gone to a dealer and can be seen in the pink at Donnington

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/lotus-elan-sp ... 19c7f3647a
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PostPost by: terryp » Fri Aug 12, 2011 6:37 am

Dealers AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH
What chance do I have!
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