Lotus Elan

Cabriolet +2 for sale on eBay

PostPost by: terryp » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:00 pm

Hello
Looks like a scam to me.........
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/251654407227

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:28 pm

Hmmmm! It does look too good to be true, but the seller states cash on collection or bank transfer.

I also just did a check online for the vehicles tax status using its registration number PNT 817G and it agrees with the advert on the expiry date https://www.vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/.

I don't want one, but it may well be worth somebody's time to carefully enquire using the supplied London telephone number (not a mobile), could well be a true bargain.

Or maybe the price is a typo!
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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:31 pm

We could all chip in and make millions!

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PostPost by: dunclentdr » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:42 pm

Same car sold in August on ebay for ?8200 in Scotland - identical pictures on listing.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-Pl ... 1502631300
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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:47 pm

We're not going to make millions :(

Unfortunately the cash on collection would seem a little worrying. What a terrible world we live in.

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PostPost by: oldchieft » Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:45 pm

Ad has been pulled

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:47 pm

No doubt the original advert was reproduced in its entirety, hence it looked correct to me apart from that price.
It still amazes me the number of people that buy cars on EBay sight unseen, perhaps the scammers take advantage of that.
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PostPost by: alan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:41 pm

Terry,
unless my memory is failing me which is possible you have bought Lotus cars not seen in the past :wink: :wink:
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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:53 pm

Er well er well um all of them!
2 x Elan +2. ( 1 on eBay, 1 from garage web site)
Elan LHD (Craigslist)
Caterham Seven (pistonheads)
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PostPost by: alan » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:06 pm

hi Terry,
to be honest i have done the same with an Elan +2, TVR S3, TVR 1600M and a little with the last one TVR 3000S :roll: but then love is blind :) :) i just love classic cars :mrgreen:
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PostPost by: terryp » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:12 pm

Alan
Too be honest I think it's all part of being in France. You can't really do it any other way.
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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:18 am

Salut

Well, I live in France and:

- took the train to the north of France
- took the train to Belgium
- took Easyjet to Denmark
- took Easyjet to Bristol

... all to see cars. I did combine a romantic weekend in Denmark and a visit to my Mum in Bristol for the latter - well, it would have been a romantic weekend if the missus had changed her maiden name to married name on her passport - they wouldn't let her on the plane - thought that counts, though :D

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PostPost by: terryp » Wed Sep 24, 2014 9:26 am

Vernon
You live in the north!
I bet they speak with a funny french accent up there! :D

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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:28 pm

That's a bit rich, Terry - we must live roundabout the same latitude.

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PostPost by: terryp » Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:35 pm

45.8489? N

And you?
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