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LHD Elan - Time to give up I think........

PostPost by: terryp » Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:25 am

Well as we know we have been looking for a LHD Elan for my wife

I have had now another dodgy Elan owner.......
The advert appeared in the American Lotus Club Magazine with the car in Ohio , I replied and was sent pictures and information. I asked to pay a deposit. The owner was going away for a week so he promised to email on his return with a parts list and pictures so we could agree which bits I wanted and to sort the deposit out.
I received this email this morning ........

Terry,

The car is sold. Thank you for your interest. I apologize for the
aggravation.
Craig


AGGRAVATION!!!! I only spent all week trying to sort the shipping out and gearing up all the parts the car needed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
To say I am amazed is an understatement. Am I the only honourable person left.

Terry :-(
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:12 am

Terry,
I agree- time to give up on buying an LHD car...... from anywhere other than France. Even if you found one in another EU country, there would be no end of hassles with import- wasn't the good old EEC great (Not to mention EFTA).

Are you a member of CL France?

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PostPost by: terryp » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:53 am

Problem is only a few cars went to France , hundreds went to the US
Import is easy from the US , in fact I have made some useful contacts if anyone else is interested.
Its the people/sellers where the problem is and they are the same the world over!

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PostPost by: cal44 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 1:58 pm

Terry PM sent.

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PostPost by: terryp » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:03 pm

Mike
No PM?

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PostPost by: cal44 » Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:58 pm

Terry,
I tried something different. See if this worked. If not then I will post my email.

In the past four days I have sent email (email box) messages too two parties............they do not find the person. It's like I never wrote. Something is up.
Terry, I wrote sent a PM...........I lied. It was sent through the email. Oooooops.
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Thu Oct 13, 2011 9:38 pm

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/1966-Lot ... 2a14cb4e3e

Terry, Did you see this one in Arizona? It's been up for awhile. Dan
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PostPost by: terryp » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:14 am

Dan
Thanks for that but I think the reserve is about $25000 , our budget is $15000!
Very nice car though

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:24 am

Terry, pls check out my LHD Elan S1 on http://forum.historisk-racing.no/viewfo ... 0adbd1af55

Car has brand new TT 26R chassis.......- your budget is a bit skinny though, as the USD is not much these days.... :?

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PostPost by: terryp » Fri Oct 14, 2011 7:55 am

Dag
Thanks for the link, its a lovely car but a bit too racey for my wife!
Its also over our skinny but firm budget :wink:

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PostPost by: Dag-Henning » Fri Oct 14, 2011 10:37 am

That's OK Terry ! :D
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PostPost by: collins_dan » Fri Oct 14, 2011 5:56 pm

Terry, I will keep my eyes open at that budget level. Dan
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PostPost by: terryp » Fri Oct 14, 2011 6:32 pm

Thanks Dan, send a PM through as there are Pirates (Dealers) watching :wink:

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PostPost by: vernon.taylor » Sat Oct 15, 2011 1:26 pm

Hi Terry

The one in Norway looks nice - a roll-bar is for safety primariliy, even if it does look racey. And the stripe - be a shame to turn down a nice car for that. Figure in a romantic weekend in Norway with a one-way Easy Jet ticket and it looks closer to your budget.

I'd ask for more photos ;-)

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 11:30 am

Terry,

surely this is the answer to your problem - well within budget, can be built up as LHD and not so far to go and collect it!

elan-for-sale-f2/fhd-racer-project-known-the-kermit-t22532.html
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