Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: Leo Leentvaar » Wed May 23, 2012 6:35 pm




and removed thankfully.
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PostPost by: Leo Leentvaar » Wed May 23, 2012 9:33 pm

I've warned the Dutch Lotus club as well some time ago and they run the warning trhough their site as well
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:46 pm

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PostPost by: RedS4 » Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:21 am

...and deleted!!
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PostPost by: gherlt » Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:56 pm

1964 S1 (engine ready, awainting body paint)
1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (final interior stuff)
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PostPost by: gherlt » Wed Jun 06, 2012 6:26 am

Now I am not sure what to think about this:
http://www.autoscout24.de/Details.aspx?id=213170447#
http://www.autoscout24.de/Details.aspx?id=211979673#

Same images, different data, both are companies ...

4 carburators !
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PostPost by: RedS4 » Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:38 am

Looks like twin Dellortos to me... :|
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PostPost by: gherlt » Tue Jun 12, 2012 9:43 pm

1964 S1 (engine ready, awainting body paint)
1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (final interior stuff)
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:05 am

http://cgi.ebay.fr/Lotus-Elan-S2-1600-/ ... JG_Auto_Pi?ces_Automobiles_Test&hash=item1e6f0eae92


I've tried reporting but my French is poor - can someone else have a go

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PostPost by: c42 » Sun Jul 08, 2012 8:35 am

I tried to get this removed some time ago but because it is an advert not an auction ebay seems very reluctant to delete the item, after a number of emails I contacted ebay by telephone on two occasions and sent them links to the other spoof sites but the advert was still not removed! Maybe one of our French speaking forum members will have better luck.

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PostPost by: RIB » Mon Jul 23, 2012 3:31 pm

Recognise this; too good to be true?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1964-Lotus-Ot ... 27c9785968

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PostPost by: barefoot » Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:17 pm

Yes as usual they want your email address that is what they are after why I do not know!
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PostPost by: reb53 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 6:09 am

So why doesn't someone who lives in the area get themselves a one use Gmail, email them, and let us know what happens. If you live close you can suggest going around to have a look.

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PostPost by: RedS4 » Tue Jul 24, 2012 10:48 am

It's been removed...
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PostPost by: Matthijs67 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:37 am

Thanks for all the info. I was also confronted with the same Elan offered for sale in the Netherlands, Portugal, France etc by Anna Doblof:

http://auto.marktplaza.nl/lotus/Lotus-Elan-S2-1600-22993775.htm

It has the same VIN and story, please see below for the emails I received (a price to good to be true I guess now):

The VIN is U5 65 264 066,

o you speak English? I am sorry, but my Dutch is not so good.


Sorry for the late reply. Maybe you are still interested in the car.

I confirm the price of 8900 euro.

Below are some details and reasons for selling:

Situation of the car: The car is in excellent condition, no flaws or any other mechanical problems. It comes with the title, bill of sale, history book, serviced only with authorized representatives, etc.
Other details: cabrio, 04/1965, Blue, 91500 km, 2 seats, gasoline, 1600 cm3, 78 kw, 116 hp, manual transmission, soft-top, leather interior, classic certificate, fully restored in 1995, good condition.

Reasons for selling: I used to work for a company located in Austria. 2 months ago I moved to a new company, which is located in Liverpool , UK. I plan on staying in Liverpool for a long time, and driving here with a left steering car can be a complete nightmare. I haven't adapted quite well, and I want to buy a car with a right steering to fit the roads and rules that apply here.

Also, this car was a gift from my ex-husband. We are not together anymore, and I want to get rid off all his things.

I am in Liverpool, and the car is also here. The car can be shipped or you can come to take it.

I look forward to your answer.

Anna Doblof

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am sorry, but I do not know for sure if the chassis was replaced.
What I know from my ex-husband is that in 1995 the car was fully restored (body, engine, interior). He knew all the technical aspects of the car...

You can see in the attachment more photos.


I usually come with business in Netherlands for the company I work. At my last trip I stayed 2 weeks, and that is when I posted the ads. I thought it would be a good occasion to sell the car.

I will come again in Netherlands after 25 September. However, it may be late.

There are also other buyers interested. 2 of them want to buy the car next week. One of them wants to come Wednesday and one of them wants the car to be shipped.

However, you have contacted me first, so you have priority.
You can come and buy the car personally in Liverpool or I can have it shipped.

In case you choose the shipping option, I propose the following solution.

We can close the deal via the services of http://www.bmk-express.com.
This shipping company BMK Express has a service called Safe Exchange, which allows us a 100% safe transaction.


First I will drive the car to their depots.
They verify and confirm the situation of the car (you will receive a tracking number & user name from them to verify this). After that you will send the payment to their company. After the payment is received & confirmed, they will ship the car to your address.

Once you receive the car, you have 3 days to accept or reject it. If you are satisfied with the car and decide to accept it, they will release the payment to me.
If accepted we make the paperwork, title transfer etc and after your agreement BMK Express will release the payment to me.

The shipping taxes are aprox. 400 euro. I can pay half of them.

Each step of the transaction, as well as payment process and the car shipping process can be followed live on http://www.bmk-express.com using the tracking number that you will receive for the transaction.

Let me know your decision.


Thanks,
Anna
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Thanks very much for warning me.

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