Lotus Elan

1965 Elan For Sale

PostPost by: shaglounge » Wed May 07, 2014 2:57 pm

Hi Everyone

*****Thank you Lotuselan.net. Sold******

I recently purchased my Elan, but have found it a too ambitious project for me. Priorities have changed with a very cranky wife, and unfortunately I'm offering it sale. The price is what I have into it, at $6,500

1965 Elan, barn storage for over 20 years. The last time the previous owner worked on the car was some time ago. The body and chassis were hoisted separately to the rafters and mostly forgotten. Some history and invoices with shop manuals etc.

Registration signed for new owner, and the car is in Toronto, Canada.

-Restored chassis, galvanized, with new bushings etc. Needs new Rotoflex couplings (provided) installed .
-Rebuilt engine, 10 over. Turns by hand
-Transmission original
-Gas tank epoxied
-The car appears complete, ancillaries, carbs, seats, dash, etc, all unmolested with the exception of epic barn dust and period wheels. New seat covers and top included. .
-Body is good with no crazing, but has a stress crack on LR fender lip, and damage to RR dogleg, trunk floor, & around exhaust exit. I assume this was from how the car was stored and when it was lowered from the loft.
-Doors are very nice, with windows, cards, latch mechanism all present and working.
-Engine compartment looks surprisingly good as does headlight mechanisms. Hood and nose are excellent.

Body has been placed on the chassis and is a roller. More pics and data plate to come.

Be happy to answer any questions.

Thank you


416 844-1885
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed May 07, 2014 3:00 pm

Geez, this is the bargain of the century! Wish I could buy it, but I'd end up with a cranky wife as well....
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PostPost by: S2Jay » Wed May 07, 2014 5:02 pm

Wow. I am soooo glad this is not in Cal, or any nearby Western State. I would likely have to risk home expulsion. Maybe I can live in the truck, although that would be tougher now that the camper is gone. Sometimes I think it would be better for my health if I just did not know about things like this.
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PostPost by: shaglounge » Wed May 07, 2014 5:09 pm

Trust me happy wife, happy life

Previous MG offenses and other assorted derelicts explain everything.

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PostPost by: tvacc » Wed May 07, 2014 5:14 pm

Geez....I missed this again!!!!!?????

If for some reason this comes up for sale again, please have the seller call me. 716-861-1412

I am in buffalo NY
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PostPost by: jk952 » Fri May 09, 2014 1:41 am

Hi Dave, thanks for the chat even though I was too late. :)
Hope to see you at the Sept. Bronte (Oakville) event....
By the way a friend in Mississauga has an older moto guzzi, not too many around?
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PostPost by: uglyduck » Fri May 09, 2014 3:43 pm

Amazing...wasn't this car listed on Kijjiji only a few weeks ago?
I saw it the day it was listed and missed it then...and once again missed it....oh man.... :(
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