Lotus Elan

1969 Lotus Elan Convertible Project Car **SOLD**

PostPost by: seewin » Fri Nov 25, 2022 4:52 am

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1969 Lotus Elan convertible project for sale. I started a complete body off restoration on this running vehicle about 3 years ago, and due to age and physical limitations, I an unable to complete it. Car shows 80K miles on the speedo, and I believe that to be accurate. List of work is near endless including rebuilt engine (+.020” bore), new valves, bearings, crankshaft .010”/.010”. Webers have been completely rebuilt and look like new. New aluminum flywheel and clutch assy. Frame sandblasted reinforced and painted in semi gloss black urethane. Turrets had minimum rust, but were reinforced at time of assembly, and double sealed for vacuum retention.
All chassis components and suspension were rebuilt, plated, painted. Transmission completely rebuilt with new bearings and synchronizers. Rear suspension completely rebuilt with new bearings/seals, and converted to CV joints. Brakes rebuilt, new rotors, braided ss brake lines. New aluminum fuel tank. Body has had over $5K of professional repair of any delaminated sections, cracks or previous minor repairs. It is ready to go to paint shop.
The chassis is completely assembled and ready for body. Original Koni shocks that came with car have been professionally rebuilt by “True Choice” New alternator and modern starter also installed. New Michelin radials on newly painted factory wheels.
Areas still needing attention are paint job, interior refurbishing, new dash board, new windshield (original has large crack). Have original wiring harness, but had planned on installing a new one.
I also have many new parts for exterior such as weatherstrip, chrome letters, knock offs, restored original “Colin Chapman” leather covered steering wheel etc etc etc.
This will make someone a great Elan. I have restored vintage cars for nearly 50 years and have spared no effort on this one. I also have original documentation letter from Lotus, with all particulars. This car was originally sold to a dealer in England who specialized in purchases for U.S. service men and would arrange transport to the U.S. . It left factory in primer and was painted in what appears to be original red/white/gold JPS colors here in the states. It was subsequently painted dove gray and had small flare extensions added to rear wheel openings. These are still present and can be removed and returned to original configuration is so desired. I purchased this car from a friend who bought it used in the Dallas, TX area in the early 80’s. It has been a Texas car as far back as I can trace. It had set undriven in his garage from the 80’s until I purchased it 3 years ago.
I am asking $20,000 for this car and have well over that invested not counting 100's of hours of my own work. I have lots of pictures, but would prefer a face to face inspection by potential buyer. All receipts are available with car along with original parts removed. I live in the Kansas City, MO area. Please contact me with any questions or if you would like some pictures. This has the potential to be a super car for the Elan enthusiast.
**I would entertain any reasonable offer on this car. I need the garage space.**
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PostPost by: 512BB » Fri Nov 25, 2022 9:25 am

This reads like a great project Seewin, at a great price, and I understand that you will send prospective purchasers pictures, but I can assure you that your advert will generate MUCH more interest if you post some pictures of the car here.

GLWTS as I think you Yanks like to say............on BAT

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PostPost by: Crusey » Fri Feb 17, 2023 11:47 am

Hi,
Is this still for sale?
If so can you please post a contact email/number.
Thanks,
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PostPost by: seewin » Fri Feb 17, 2023 2:53 pm

Yes, still available. Just drop me a PM if interested.
Thanks, Steve
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Feb 17, 2023 4:57 pm

Dang dash, blast and heck etc (sorry about the politeness there :D)

Late last year I bought a non Lotus project (convertible of course) otherwise I would fly and buy this one even at the punishing exchange rate :(

This weekend, fly in, hand over cash, stuff car into appropriate U-Haul and drive home, all 3300+ miles.

Out of curiosity, did you reinforce any areas where/when the top was removed - I did add bits to mine when I chopped it but I don't really think it needed any.
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PostPost by: seewin » Fri Feb 17, 2023 5:10 pm

Yes, I reinforced several areas of the basic frame in the usual areas where there are problems. I also made a custom removabe crossmember to replace the funky original.
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Feb 17, 2023 5:24 pm

seewin wrote:Yes, I reinforced several areas of the basic frame in the usual areas where there are problems. I also made a custom removabe crossmember to replace the funky original.
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I meant specifically where the top was removed, no matter, just curious.

Someone is going to be over the moon with this car!!!!
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PostPost by: brianworld » Thu Feb 23, 2023 2:26 pm

Very interested in this project, if it is still available. Having difficulty posting a PM to seller. Please contact me at your convenience. [email protected]" target="_blank
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:06 am

brianworld wrote:Very interested in this project, if it is still available. Having difficulty posting a PM to seller. Please contact me at your convenience. [email protected]" target="_blank" target="_blank


Brian

I think you may have to make a few posts to trigger the ability to PM forum members.

Not 100% sure, but I think me quoting you will trigger an email to you? This may be a way you can contact the original poster.

Welcome to the forum. Looks like a great project.
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PostPost by: brianworld » Fri Feb 24, 2023 5:33 am

Ok. I’ll try a post or two to se if I get a better result. Thanks.
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:07 pm

Excellent.
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PostPost by: seewin » Fri Feb 24, 2023 3:37 pm

Brian, I received your pm yesterday, and answered it last night. Check your PM's.
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PostPost by: greendot » Tue Feb 28, 2023 10:25 pm

Hi! Is this car still available? please send me more info at [email protected] and your contact information.

I'm new to the forum so I think I can't send PMs.

I' also not located in the US but I can look for someone to assist me in purchasing your car if its still available.

What are the main items I will need to complete the project?

Thanks.

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PostPost by: professornobles » Fri Mar 03, 2023 3:25 pm

I would like to purchase this car, please contact me at [email protected] or 714 916-6399
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Mar 05, 2023 2:49 pm

Anthony, he visited the site yesterday. He is based in Kansas.

He may have sold the car. It may be worth dropping Brian a line. He gave his email address in the thread I referenced above. Brian may have bought the car, or may be able to give you a contact for Seewin if he did not.

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