Lotus Elan

are these worth anything?

PostPost by: bitsobrits » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:19 pm

In moving some boxes around in my shop, I found a box of 2 bolt starters (6 of them) left over from decades of Elan ownership. Since I bought into gear reduction starters in the '80s, I've no use for these. Does anyone rebuild these or have any use for them? While some of them may work, and all have the inertia drive, they are really best described as "cores". Unfortunately they are heavy and therefore a PITA to pack and expensive to ship.

Elan S1 1963-Bourne bodied
Elan S3 1967 FHC pre airflow

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Elan S3 1966 FHC pre airflow
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Elan S4 1969 FHC
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PostPost by: h20hamelan » Sun Sep 20, 2020 11:41 pm

Might be worth contacting a rebuilder.
Mini, Lotus parts people as well, as I think they should be worth something. And there is zero stock with any rebuilders.
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Mon Sep 21, 2020 3:59 pm

They can be shipped economically, in a meduim size Priority flat rate box. You can probably get two in a
box but the box needs to be totally covered in strong clear packing tape. That's about $15 shipping.
Be sure to put SOME protection in the box.
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