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Value of an Elan Sprint project please

PostPost by: TroonSprint » Wed Aug 27, 2014 9:15 pm

Love that red Cortina GT. I had a '66 one in red way back in the seventies. What an excellent car! A real pleasure to drive.

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PostPost by: AHM » Wed Aug 27, 2014 11:57 pm

richardcox_lotus wrote:Original Sprints didn't really come with 5 speed boxes - apart from a handful - so worth identifying how it acquired one.


Even so the lotus 5 speed box is worth a bit.
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PostPost by: Messer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:58 am

Still not got a price but found out he's had it 20 years and it's apart as it was accident damaged at the front. The chassis has had the front relaxed by spider sport and he bought a second hand soft top she'll to replaced the original damaged one.
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PostPost by: Messer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:04 am

And how do you tell if it's a converted soft top from a coupe?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:28 am

VIN. Letter at the end - G = DHC; E = FHC

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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:40 pm

I paid 4500 for my project in boxes and disassembled ....ed
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PostPost by: Messer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:57 pm

Thanks.

Reg the one for 4500 was that a Sprint? I cant see this guy letting me have this for ?4500 but I'd be over the moon if he did :-)
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Aug 28, 2014 4:27 pm

No ...it was for 26R number 33. but there was no twin cam .... Ed
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:04 pm

Oh no.... here we go again :roll: :roll: :roll:
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PostPost by: Messer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:10 pm

pharriso wrote:Oh no.... here we go again :roll: :roll: :roll:


sorry?
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PostPost by: AHM » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:15 pm

pharriso wrote:Oh no.... here we go again :roll: :roll: :roll:

Only if someone has nothing better to do than pick a fight with Ed.!

I think people get a bit carried away with values - There were a couple of very good projects on ebay last year that went for sensible money.
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PostPost by: Messer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 6:25 pm

I ah take it a bit of banter :)

What do you deem as a sensible value?
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PostPost by: AHM » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:48 pm

Personally ?6-8k for a car in boxes - Top end ?10k for a complete car with all the bits more than that it needs to be a runner.
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PostPost by: Messer » Thu Aug 28, 2014 7:51 pm

Even a sprint Yeh?
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PostPost by: twincamman » Thu Aug 28, 2014 9:01 pm

WELL---- THERES THE CAR --I paid -4500 DOLLARS ?ED
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