Lotus Elan

Low Mileage federal Sprint in CT USA

PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:51 pm

The car is listed at Red Line Restorations in BridgePort CT for $35,000 - https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lotus/elan/2381176.html

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. A very original Sprint with low mileage (33,000). Chassis is very nice, interior very good. Paint did show micro-blistering, has been wet sanded.
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PostPost by: danielmo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:02 pm

It was for sale a two months ago at the same dealer for $25k. I tried to buy it, but their sales people never called me back, After a half dozen phone calls, I gave up. Now they've added $10K to the price.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:05 pm

I've visited the dealer a couple of times to see the car & met with Alex the Salesman. The car sold very quickly but then wasn't accepted into the family if you know what I mean, they've done a fair bit of work on the car for the new owner & as you note jacked up the price to a more realistic one.

Looks like it has gone off Hemmings again already....
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PostPost by: danielmo » Tue Mar 10, 2020 4:31 pm

I'm not sure what you mean about not being accepted into the family.
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PostPost by: Citromike » Tue Mar 10, 2020 5:18 pm

Wife said “get that outta here”?
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Tue Mar 10, 2020 7:13 pm

All it takes is one time driving with the kids in it and her in a separate car... :shock: She didn't "not accept it", but she has never ridden in it herself (after 15 years) and I had very restrictive criteria for when and where the kids could ride in it. Dan
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PostPost by: Citromike » Tue Mar 10, 2020 8:07 pm

This discussion reminds me a bit of my boss Richard who said (regarding his 500 bhp Aston Martin):

"I never drive it when I've had anything to drink, or when the roads are wet. Consequently I never drive it."

The perils of living in the UK

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