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Unicorn S1 Elan for Sale

PostPost by: Ianashdown » Fri Jun 16, 2023 5:29 pm

Not mine and I have no interest in this car, other than I wish I could buy it!

eBay item number:285324851824

Matching numbers 1964 S1 Elan project. California car so probably little corrosion etc. Auction end early tomorrow morning and so far is underpriced.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/285324851824?_ ... %7Ciid%3A1

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PostPost by: 1963 S1 » Fri Jun 16, 2023 6:46 pm

Ianashdown wrote:Not mine and I have no interest in this car, other than I wish I could buy it!

eBay item number:285324851824

Matching numbers 1964 S1 Elan project. California car so probably little corrosion etc. Auction end early tomorrow morning and so far is underpriced.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/285324851824?_ ... %7Ciid%3A1

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Thank you, Ian, for posting. Assuming this 1600's dash is original, I was surprised to see the bezels for the four toggle switches to being hexagonal instead of round. Maybe hexagonal was the shape used for all early Elans, the 1600 (S1) variants? My 1600 has a mixed use of hexagonal and round; likely a PO change at time of servicing a switch. Anyone else with an 1600 have similar hexagonal bezels for securing their switches?
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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Fri Jun 16, 2023 7:01 pm

The car has clearly had some mods along the way . . .

The key parts all seem to be good though.

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PostPost by: fotsyr » Sat Jun 17, 2023 1:27 pm

I would question the serial number.
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PostPost by: Elan45 » Sat Jun 17, 2023 2:06 pm

Don't know why it is the way it is listed, but put a 2 on the front end to make a 26 and it would be legit. What is listed on the title and whether that can be matched to the number stamped in the frame will be interesting.

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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Sat Jun 17, 2023 3:40 pm

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I’m sure it’s legit.

Anyone on here get it?

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PostPost by: skyarch » Sat Jun 17, 2023 7:53 pm

The auction was ended. Anyone get in touch with the owner?
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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Sat Jun 17, 2023 8:29 pm

I’ve been in touch with him. I think the auction fan to its allotted time.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Jun 18, 2023 1:53 am

It is legit.

Engine No LP1623 was fitted at the factory to Unit No 3632 and invoiced in late May 1964

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PostPost by: Ianashdown » Sun Jun 18, 2023 2:24 am

Head number matches the engine number and the body number seems to be correct too.

I think someone, anyone fessing up?, got a pretty fair deal.

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PostPost by: Devortex » Tue Jun 20, 2023 3:40 am

The S1 is staying in Southern California. More to come in the future as I dig into it.
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PostPost by: skyarch » Tue Jun 20, 2023 11:04 pm

Good news, to ship it to the East Coast would have been VERY expensive at todays rates.
Guys are quoting $4 per mile.
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PostPost by: knockoffnut » Mon Jun 26, 2023 10:09 am

My S1 is a bit earlier than this one and has the hex switch rings, I believe. I think that was standard on the early cars. This would be about the 600th car made, would it not?
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