Lotus Elan

General Advice about UK Dealers needed.

PostPost by: ken ob » Sun May 08, 2011 3:20 pm

Hi everyone, Has anybody dealt with Vincent Haydon Lotus Dealer?
Is he in partnership with Neil Myers?
Is this the same company as UK Sportscars or Kent Sportscars?

Don't worry i dont have a problem with Vincent Haydon.
They often have nice cars for sale which are tempting me but i would like to get some impartial information and views about them.

Alternatively has anyone on here got a nice / interesting baby Elan for sale?

Many thanks, Ken.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun May 08, 2011 6:00 pm

Ken

Vincent Haydon does the buying and selling, Neil Myers (son of Ken) does the fettling. Vincent usually has well priced cars for sale.

UK Sportscars run by a Mr Glugston has a number of comments on this forum: I suggest you do a search and form your own opinion.

If you can, I suggest that in principle you avoid the dealers as they do charge a premium for their cars. You will buy a good or very good Elan from Paul Matty, but best to have deep pockets - and I don't begrudge the fact that he and other dealers have to make a living. However, persevere and you should come across the private seller who asks a realistic price for their Elan.

Should you specifically require a Sprint, let me know and I'll see if I can help. I am not a dealer and do not charge anyone anything, by the way!

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PostPost by: FOX5D » Sun May 08, 2011 7:06 pm

Having had experience of dealing with both Paul Matty's and UK Sports Cars, I think Tim's comments are very accurate and sensitively worded.

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PostPost by: pereirac » Mon May 09, 2011 7:52 pm

I have known Vince since he ran a B&B in Sailsbury in the 1980's (as well as collecting Elans Europas and 7s), a real long time early Lotus fan ....
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PostPost by: adigra » Mon May 09, 2011 7:59 pm

I bought my car from UKSC, and would never do it again.
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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Aug 23, 2016 12:39 pm

ok.....there was a thread on here that ran for pages about UK sportscars and their antics etc......
anyone know where it is....or went?
any pointers would be much appreciated....
thanks
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PostPost by: deryck » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:37 pm

Hi Ken

Neil Myers is not in partnership with vincent, i visit neil daily as he is restoring 2 cars of mine currently.,
they worked together on elan 5 speed gearbox project
many years ago but that was all.
i know vincent buys and sells lotus cars but have had no direct experience other than he offered a very low price on an elise a friend of mine owned and claimed he was not a dealer.
Try to buy direct from a fellow lotus enthusiast, there are many people on this site than can offer advice and help accurately and without charge, that you can trust.
local members will also assist with viewings if needed,

best of luck with your search
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PostPost by: ken ob » Tue Aug 23, 2016 5:48 pm

Thanks Deryck,
That message of mine is 5 years old. I eventually bought an S2 which i still own.
theelanman has bumped it up.


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PostPost by: theelanman » Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:38 pm

Sorry.....I couldnt find the UK sports cars thread so replied to this one.......
Can't find any reference to them now....
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PostPost by: KevJ+2 » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:16 pm

I've bought three Lotus cars from UK Sportscars and Kent Sports Cars as they were and found them okay. Certainly no different to any other Lotus dealer I've also dealt with.
I suppose you have to speak as you find individually.
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PostPost by: TroonSprint » Tue Aug 23, 2016 9:35 pm

By the way, the guy at UK Sports Cars is Paul Clugston, not Glugston :lol:

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