Lotus Elan

Elan Coupe at Beverly Hills car club, inc

PostPost by: mgfollett » Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:40 pm

Hi, I've been thinking about buying a coupe!?! Does anybody in L.A. area know anything about this car a Yellow 66 S3??? Anything would be helpful.

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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sat Oct 15, 2022 10:49 pm

If you are interested in this car, I would recommend a pre purchase inspection by a knowledgable shop. Beverly Hills Car Club is not in Beverly Hills and it's not a car club. Buyer beware.
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PostPost by: Fred Talmadge » Sun Oct 16, 2022 1:03 am

Not known for selling cheap. Look at what he asks for project cars. Yes please inspect.
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PostPost by: elancoupe » Sun Oct 16, 2022 1:56 am

A pre airflow Coupe with a Stromberg hood, no engine or interior pics, no serial number given. As Dan suggested, have an Elan savvy person look at it.
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:46 am

https://www.ebay.com/itm/225204926249?h ... Sw8cNjSPgR


if it wasn't registered until 68, in the USA. Would it require the stromberg?
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PostPost by: Pabarlow » Sun Oct 16, 2022 4:45 am

Lots more photos available in the description. There seems to be much to like in this car. Spyder chassis maybe? Dash is all custom, extra gauges, piano-hinged glove box. Stromberg bonnet as mentioned. I know the worries about BHCC but, as the owner of an Elan close to this one it looks quite appealing to me and the price seems decent. Of course, if the motor was bad, for example, the math changes.
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PostPost by: elans3 » Sun Oct 16, 2022 7:55 am

I wouldn't touch it especially at that price. The company has a track record , in particular an Alfa 105 Giulia Coupe a few years ago. No Matter how good or bad it is, I'd find it impossible to deal with someone after that Alfa episode. It's on the Alfa BB for everyone to read .
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Oct 16, 2022 9:57 am


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PostPost by: pharriso » Sun Oct 16, 2022 10:22 am

elanfan1 wrote: :shock: https://www.latimes.com/business/story/ ... r-lawsuits

Might be worth a read.

Interesting reading :shock:
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PostPost by: ajwheels » Sun Oct 16, 2022 6:03 pm

Like all have suggested, do have the car gone over by someone knowlegable.....I spent a few weeks going back and forth with them about a project Elan.....it was clear they knew nothing about the car, and were seemingly unconcerned. I suspect they count on people just coming in and buying on impulse.....be afraid.....be very afraid.....
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