Lotus Elan

Right engine-wrong car, take two

PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Nov 15, 2014 7:19 am

This 1976 Lotus Elite with a 327 cubic inch Chevy can be yours if the price is right.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Other-GT- ... ars_Trucks

Not quite as bad as the Henry J with the Allison aircraft engine...
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Nov 15, 2014 8:48 am

I bet that's made the balance just perfect...

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PostPost by: Europatc » Sat Nov 15, 2014 11:09 am

I notice no one has posted any questions on the auction site. I think the pictures answer any question you could possibly have :shock:
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PostPost by: cal44 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 3:10 pm

good gawd....................they may not be a good looking car but there should be a law. Who wakes up one morning and thinks this is a good idea?
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PostPost by: Bud English » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:44 pm

Exactly! x3 :D
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Nov 15, 2014 9:42 pm

At the NEC Classic Car Show this week-end (for non UK folks, this is the largest show we have) there was a motor-cycle described as a "V8" powered by two Hillman Imp engines. It looked so stupid that even I did not take a photograph! :lol:
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sat Nov 15, 2014 10:36 pm

cal44 wrote:good gawd....................they may not be a good looking car but there should be a law. Who wakes up one morning and thinks this is a good idea?

lol lol lol :lol:
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PostPost by: kenb » Sun Nov 16, 2014 2:07 am

[quote][/quote]At least it's a new Elite so who cares?
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:39 am

Chotus.jpg and


It can be done and you can take it racing....

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PostPost by: john1180 » Sun Nov 16, 2014 3:38 pm

My favorite line "Lotus cars are made out of composite material and made to last"
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PostPost by: Europatc » Sun Nov 16, 2014 8:53 pm

I see the beast did not sell
Maybe more luck around Christmas
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PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Nov 16, 2014 9:01 pm

:lol:

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PostPost by: mbell » Sun Nov 16, 2014 10:29 pm

It's back up. Not sure what ids craziest the car or the owner thinking someone would pay 4.5k...
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