Lotus Elan

Does anyone know this car? JGO 70L

PostPost by: fillpoke » Thu Nov 26, 2020 10:12 pm

Hi, I'm really tempted to buy this car https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-2 ... SwX1xflA5u but it's so far away from me I'd have to do so unseen. Just wondering if anyone on here knows anything about it. Thanks for any help, Dave
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:56 am

Hope someone could go look at it for you and provide a pre-purchase inspection report. "most things work, most of the time" should give one pause of the actual condition and quality of service and repairs.

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PostPost by: elans3 » Fri Nov 27, 2020 9:18 am

Looking at the DVLA website, the MOT history back to 2010 shows nothing sinister, only 2 fails in 10 years, and the fails were for minor stuff.Only 5800 miles over the 10 year period too. Sounds a very good car, but I would always get someone to PPI it if I wasn't prepared to go myself.
If I were you I'd pick a nice day after lockdown, and go see it myself. Hartlepool to Kent is a five hour enjoyable jaunt !
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Although I agree with this current lockdown it is not possible to go anywhere out of your area legally.
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PostPost by: jabingb » Fri Nov 27, 2020 5:31 pm

The write-up is very compelling, have you spoken with the seller? The only visual fault, although minor, is the antenna that was stuck on the leading edge of the roof, grrrrrr. As Dan suggested, a ppi?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Nov 28, 2020 2:01 pm

"Does anyone know this car? JGO 70L"

Isn't the registration plate JGD?
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PostPost by: derek uk » Sat Nov 28, 2020 5:13 pm

Agree on JGD. MOT check would have had to be looked up under the correct registration.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:37 pm

The only thing I can add from my records to the fulsome description of the advertisement is that the car was advertised for sale in Motoring News in 1986.

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PostPost by: elans3 » Thu Dec 03, 2020 1:00 pm

derek uk wrote:Agree on JGD. MOT check would have had to be looked up under the correct registration.


I checked the DVLA Website based on JGD70L, after viewing the advertisement.
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