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Wow! ?14K for a project S4

PostPost by: Steve G » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:37 pm

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/3749399.htm

It's LHD, Federal Spec (I think), is in bits, shell is missing paint, no exhaust or pistons, need reupholstering and up for ?13,995. :shock:
I really hope it sells for this, makes me feel very good about my car's 'value'.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:47 pm

It's that car again!!!!

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-for-sale-f2/canadian-for-8900-t24174-15.html

Somewhat ambitious, I'm thinking.
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PostPost by: Steve G » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:52 pm

Oops, I did a quick search so as not to repost but didn't find it. :oops:
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:56 pm

Didn't get past ?8,000 on eBay, so sure ask for ?14,000 on Pistonheads, you may get lucky....

Started at ?5,000 ($8,000) in Michigan...
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:26 pm

Wonder if he will take $13,000? :shock:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:53 pm

Steve G wrote:Oops, I did a quick search so as not to repost but didn't find it. :oops:


Steve- thanks for putting it up, this has been a long trail, would not want it to cold now.

Fred- long time no post, how's that beard? Must be in the foot-well by now! :D
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:18 pm

elansprint71 wrote:
Steve G wrote:Oops, I did a quick search so as not to repost but didn't find it. :oops:


Steve- thanks for putting it up, this has been a long trail, would not want it to cold now.

Fred- long time no post, how's that beard? Must be in the foot-well by now! :D



I trim it now and then.
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PostPost by: Steve G » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:28 am

eBay wrote:It wasn`t actually found in a barn but it seems that if you sprinkle a bit of straw and some chicken`s do-doos and put it for auction with Bonhams it adds ?1000s to the price.


Barn find, you've gotta love that term, what were barn finds called before there were any barns?

I really like the seller's description, it's really honest and refreshing, and he finishes with "NO RESERVE. It`s worth what it`s worth." If only all sellers of priceless 'unfinished project' cars could be so realistic.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:54 am

Steve G wrote:Barn find, you've gotta love that term, what were barn finds called before there were any barns?


From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn
A barn meant for keeping cattle may be known as a byre.

......so I suppose it was a ?Ye Olde Byre discovery? :lol: :lol:
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:22 am

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 5:11 pm

Steve G wrote:
eBay wrote:It wasn`t actually found in a barn but it seems that if you sprinkle a bit of straw and some chicken`s do-doos and put it for auction?with Bonhams it adds ?1000s to the price.


Barn find, you've gotta love that term, what were barn finds called before there were any barns?

I really like the seller's description, it's really honest and refreshing, and he finishes with "NO RESERVE. It`s worth what it`s worth." If only all sellers of priceless 'unfinished project' cars could be so realistic.


That's because the seller is The Great Jim Jackson- as honest as the day is long and a member on here; in fact:

http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/elan-f14/elan-basket-case-for-sale-t24593.html

Jim, mine's a pint of bitter. :wink:
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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:56 pm

There's an echo in here :lol:
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:08 pm

Robbie693 wrote:There's an echo in here :lol:


You'll have to speak up; I'm a trifle...


Damn, that ANOTHER avatar I'll have to make! :roll:
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