Lotus Elan

Should I buy this Elan?

PostPost by: fillpoke » Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:08 pm

Hi folks,
I'm after a bit of advice about whether to buy a particular Elan or not. I've been away from these cars for a few years although I've had plenty in the past. I'm just not sure of their value now.
Anyway, onto the car. It's a 1970 Series 4 FHC in red. It's running on Strombergs, has a new interior, a Spyder chassis from several years ago still in great condition and the car is generally really good. It has a full MOT without any advisories. I can get it for 22,000. Question is - should I buy it? What do you think?
Thanks in advance,
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PostPost by: jimj » Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:41 pm

"Generally really good" then ?22k sounds good value.
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PostPost by: steve lyle » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:59 pm

Why wouldn't you?
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PostPost by: fillpoke » Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:27 am

Just wondering if you think the price is reasonable?
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Oct 24, 2018 9:10 am

An Elan with good body and paint, good chassis and suspension, good interior trim and good mechanical's and has not been messed around with in a big way sounds like a good buy at the price.

Assuming your assessment of condition is right I would buy but if you don't know where the hidden issues maybe then best to get someone who does to have a look.

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