Lotus Elan

John Cleggs old wreck of a +2 for sale

PostPost by: Spyder fan » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:56 pm

Mr Clegg has advertised his +2 for sale through the Club Lotus magazine in the current issue. Probably the worst advert I have ever read.

?20,000 ? really!

Paintwork good from 5 yards
MX5 bits fitted
ABS will be removed and put into a Morris Minor!
all other good bits will be removed including quaife diff

whats left to like?

a standard car?....... Nooooooo!

EDIT; it should be noted that John's advert in Club Lotus News is very humorous and pretty much states that he doesn't want to sell the car before Castle Combe at the end of May unless somebody rips his arm off with a wedge load of cash. Plenty of time to bring the subject up with your wife or partner and gain prior permission. John is giving various options for the specification of the car on handover, either keeping most of the upgrades that John has engineered or putting back nearer to standard, whatever your taste may be. Hardly an old wreck.


Good luck John.

See you at Combe
Last edited by Spyder fan on Sat Jan 28, 2017 9:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
Kindest regards

Alan Thomas
User avatar
Spyder fan
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2541
Joined: 11 Jun 2009
Location: Kent country & Sussex seaside UK

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:51 pm

No,the ABS will be left in situ,I've decided to utilise the Focus ABS on the Minor,and it will not really be up for sale til after I've done Coombe ( that's why it's ?20,000 ) and I'll need the ATB diff more in the Minor than the Plus2.

See you all at Coombe...

John :wink:
User avatar
john.p.clegg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5690
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Location: Manchester

PostPost by: jcocking » Sat Jan 28, 2017 1:57 pm

When I first read this, I figured Alan had lost the plot. Then I saw it was for/about John and figured Alan was taking a piss.

I realise, we don't have a section for friends to give other friends grief. Just for the fun of it. Since the for sale section is to post your car, and it isn't Alan's car for sale, I will move this post to Free Parking.

I will stop yakking now.

Jeff
Jeff Cocking
LotusElan.net
1970 S4 SE
"Someday I will spend more time on the Elan and less time on the website."
User avatar
jcocking
Third Gear
Third Gear
 
Posts: 377
Joined: 06 Sep 2003
Location: Houston, Texas

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:28 pm

Here you go,you can all have a read now,and L :shock: :shock: K,the price has fallen already...

http://www.preloved.co.uk/adverts/show/ ... nId%3D2164


John :wink:
User avatar
john.p.clegg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5690
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Location: Manchester

PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Jan 28, 2017 2:52 pm

Jeff,
Sorry for posting in the wrong section, I should have put the topic in free parking so that people would have a clue what the post was about in that it was meant to wind John up a little, but not meant to be in any way offensive.

It all made perfect sense to me last night whilst I was sitting enjoying a good read of the latest Club Lotus News and noticed John's advert which is rather long winded and humorous. It seemed to me that what he was saying was "Don't buy this car because I haven't finished with it yet", so I thought I would help put people off the car until after Castle Combe in May.

I would like to thank John for appearing to take it in good part, I'm genuinely looking forward to seeing as many +2's as possible at Castle Combe and meeting up once again with people from these forums.

yours sheepishly
Kindest regards

Alan Thomas
User avatar
Spyder fan
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 2541
Joined: 11 Jun 2009
Location: Kent country & Sussex seaside UK

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:01 pm

Will the hair-dryer supercharger and detachable_in_flight steering wheel be included? :wink:
elansprint71
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 4092
Joined: 16 Sep 2003
Location: Cheshire, UK.

PostPost by: john.p.clegg » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:13 pm

Funny you should say that because that was my most scariest moment ... not placing the steering rack u/j bolt in the channel ...was cruising at about 65 in the country and pulled on the steering wheel to pull the seat forward a tad .... the steering wheel stopped being attached to the rack.... most memorable time..

John :wink:
User avatar
john.p.clegg
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 5690
Joined: 21 Sep 2003
Location: Manchester

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 9 guests