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Lovely Elan Sprint Drophead ( + Car Barn + Home ) !

PostPost by: Verve » Thu Jun 16, 2022 11:59 am

I have been deliberating this for some time now ... but now approaching my 60th Birthday , I`ve "finally" decided to "down-size" my life & Lotus Collection !

So , my lovely Lagoon Blue Metallic Elan Sprint Drophead should hopefully be available in about a month`s time ... it is currently part way through a "Super-Service" , having been in dry storage for most of the last 10 years ... it`s a condition B+ Car with fabulous history ( I bought it off the first owner 12 years ago ) , has the Original Bill of Sale , Lotus Certificate of Provenance & has only done a genuine 54k miles from new - more details to follow !

Also available shortly is my wonderful 30ft x 40ft ( & 30ft high ! ) Lotus Car Barn ( a la "The Repair Shop" on TV ) , which also happens to have a very nice 3 Bed Single Storey Barn Conversion with it ... so come on you "Southern Softies" ... cash in your millions (our property prices are peanuts compared to yours ;-) ) ... I`m only 10 minutes from the Kings Cross Main Line in the Heart of England (surrounded by lots of Club Lotus Meetings ) ... you can just put your feet up & retire ... & enjoy your hobbies & your life :-) !!

Just like me hopefully !

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PostPost by: elans3 » Thu Jun 16, 2022 5:30 pm

Sad to hear this Paul, I'd give a kidney just for the barn !
It's a great, great garage / store, and my dream of somewhere to keep more cars than I have.
The house is great too.
I can vouch for all of Paul's description, and if I had the dosh, I'd be moving tnere !
I'm sure you'll find somewhere smaller, but just as nice.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 4:41 am

Paul,

A picture paints a thousand words. Post up some photos of the house and barn, see if you can tempt someone.
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PostPost by: Verve » Fri Jun 17, 2022 7:25 am

Hi Both Steves ,

Here is a picture of one end of my "Lotus Barn" , showing my cherished Esprit V8 (which I`m currently in discussion with the guys at Lotus for "potentially" going in their museum - it`s only done 4,500 miles from new ) !

Cheers ,

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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:51 am

You using a walking stick now, Paul ...?

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PostPost by: SENC » Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:03 pm

Wow! What a great looking barn!
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PostPost by: mark030358 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 12:58 pm

WoW.... that looks fantastic
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PostPost by: nico506 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 5:19 pm

Just a note to say I can vouch for this collection having seen the house, barn and cars and its in a stunning village location. -fab
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PostPost by: 661 » Fri Jun 17, 2022 8:02 pm

All the best with your sale , Paul, and more importantly the next chapter.
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PostPost by: Verve » Sat Jun 18, 2022 9:39 am

100_2777.JPG and
Thanks Graeme ,

I was only in my 40`s when I moved here ... & before I know it , I`m nearly 60 !o!

Btw., Tim ... don`t worry , that`s not my walking stick ( & I`m not 82 ;-) ) ... that`s my Dad keeping guard over the "Purple Princess" as we went in to the first lockdown ... a very poignant time in our history ! Mind you , I quite enjoyed the lockdowns living in "Hobby Heaven" & the village had everything I needed ... but I still didn`t sort out all my junk !

Incidentally , I`ve just had a Professional Valuation for both Barns ( The Lotus Barn + 3 Bed Detached Residential Barn which also has a Garage ) , as they come as a pair on the same plot of £650K - £700K ( the price of a single garage in some parts of London ! ) ... & there is always a deal to be done for the right person ;-) !

Picture attached of a famous visitor .....

Cheers ,

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:25 pm

Verve wrote: Picture attached of a famous visitor .....
Cheers ,Paul .

.......which is apparently now for sale....
https://www.fiskens.com/cars-for-sale/L ... /13724.htm
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PostPost by: A7grenade » Sun Jun 19, 2022 8:54 am

Hi Paul
Jeremy here
Where abouts are you located - property wise
please
I am loosely looking (currently in Herts but last child just off to uni this year)
Guessing car is s4?
Have been looking for a while and am interested if you could pass some more detail I would appreciate - many thanks
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:52 am

I believe it to be near Retford, Notts would this be the first property sale on elannet?

That barn is ripe for a mezzanine floor but I guess it wouldn’t be allowed and is huge enough anyway.
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PostPost by: Verve » Mon Jun 20, 2022 11:15 am

Hi Jeremy ,

I`m in "North Leverton with Habblesthorpe" ( 5 min`s East of Retford ) ... an old Farming Village with a working Windmill at it`s entrance ... it has everything from a Doctors , to a School , to a Garage ( with MOT`s ) , to a Pub & a Post Office c/w a brilliant Shop !

I do have an S4 Drophead Elan , along with the Drophead Sprint & S3 Racer ... & I ideally want to get down to just 1 Elan ... all my cars are generally in excellent order !

Cheers ,

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PostPost by: snow220157 » Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:38 pm

Hi Paul
Is your car still availiable I would be intrested can you send some Photos
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