Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: mikealdren » Tue Apr 19, 2011 11:13 am

Seems a high price for a box with unknown history/condition and no propshaft either.

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 2:54 pm

mikealdren wrote:Seems a high price for a box with unknown history/condition and no propshaft either.

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I agree, Mike, but that's the going rate at this time. The gear lever looks shot, as well.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 4:14 pm

Is the gearbox mounting,speedo drive and cable included??

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:29 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:Is the gearbox mounting, speedo drive and cable included??John :wink:

Reversing switch and cable? I'm sure it does. What you see is meant to be what you get.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:30 pm

as they say round here " a bargain at half the price"

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:10 pm

john.p.clegg wrote:as they say round here "a bargain at half the price"
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I've never really known what that means. Should the asking price be ?2000?
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PostPost by: gordont » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:13 pm

I tend to agree it would be a bargain at half that (500quid) but the last few I have seen on ebay all seem to go for this sort of price. I have one on my list but happy to wait until I find a bargain..
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:24 pm

gordont wrote:I tend to agree it would be a bargain at half that (500quid) but the last few I have seen on ebay all seem to go for this sort of price. I have one on my list but happy to wait until I find a bargain..


Hmm... I paid a damned sight more for my 5 speed package (a rebuilt box and everything less g/box bracket). I wish I'd gone for one of Alain Voights new gearboxes.
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PostPost by: gordont » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:27 pm

Mazzini - so how much is a Alain Voight 5 speed gearbox?
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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:39 pm

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gordont wrote:I wish I'd gone for one of Alain Voights new gear boxes.

With a decent 1st gear conversion it would set you back ?2000.

So maybe John's well known saying is correct, ?1000 is half the price.
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Wed Apr 20, 2011 8:50 am

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Gordon hit the nail on the head,at ?500 it would be a worthwhile proposition...

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PostPost by: bcmc33 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:09 am

john.p.clegg wrote:Brian (friend)

Gordon hit the nail on the head,at ?500 it would be a worthwhile proposition...

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Three years ago they were fetching over ?850. So maybe ?1000 isn't all that much taking into account monetary and Lotus parts inflation, and the costs for any alternative 5 speed options.
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:09 pm

A thousand quid!!!???
Maybe my old elan is worth more in parts than it is as a whole.
Sorry but IMHO you must need your head examined if you are prepared to pay a grand for a gearbox, and of unknown quality too.
Interesting to see that no one has bid on this yet. Might give the vendor an indication of what the box is really worth.
Just my Two cents you understand!

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Apr 20, 2011 9:20 pm

Whats wrong with you people :lol: ....sounds cheap to me when you can only buy an air cleaner for a Lotus Cortina for a grand :roll:..........and its only got "light surface rust" :lol:
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