Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: cal44 » Sun Jan 19, 2014 12:54 am

The blue Plus 2 was for sale at a well known dealer for quite some time.

Thinking of time, it is about time the Plus 2 (the better looking Elan) got it's due.

Thanks Greg Z for the posting.

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PostPost by: casalunge » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:01 am

Phil

I think its not so much as how they marketed the car, more the actual car and the audience it was exposed to.

Think what a DHC Sprint with Webers may have achieved or an S1 or S2 with the same pedigree, possibly another $10 - $15K??

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PostPost by: AHM » Sun Jan 19, 2014 10:49 am

casalunge wrote:Correct car, correct money.


+ Cheap car at expensive auction.
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PostPost by: casalunge » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:57 pm

A superb example being given exposure to an informed and appreciative audience.
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PostPost by: tvacc » Sun Jan 19, 2014 6:24 pm

I was at the Barrett Jackson site. Crazy money for good and bad cars. 1.9 mil for a 300 SL Gullwing, 700k for that black F40 that they fixed (incorrectly) on that TV show. I wouldn't have taken it for free.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Mon Jan 20, 2014 5:11 am

They posted results today. The Lotus Cortina went for $107,250! :shock:

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PostPost by: gearbox » Mon Jan 20, 2014 1:50 pm

At last, the definitive answer to what is my car worth. :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:00 pm

According to the Gooding site it sold for $88,000.
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PostPost by: cal44 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:43 pm

I've been into Mustang Boss 302's for decades. When I would go to view a B2 for sale and the guy would refer to BJ and what they sold for..........well, that isn't life. What that is, are some folks with money, at times drunk, that will let the interest they make from an investment pay for the over bid toy. That is the bottom line.

As to the LoCort, here is the link.

http://www.goodingco.com/vehicle/1966-l ... rtina-mk1/
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Jan 20, 2014 2:49 pm

It's not clear but I think the posted sale prices are including the buyer's fee, probably 10%. It inflates the number a bit and adds to the wow factor.

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PostPost by: tvacc » Mon Jan 20, 2014 4:19 pm

Yes, it usually includes fees.
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