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Advice & Help on Elan 91 SE

PostPost by: dalyj » Sat Sep 20, 2014 4:19 pm

Good Afternoon,

Hope you are all well!

I've been offered a 1991 Elan SE 1.6 Turbo for what seems a great price of ?900.

The car itself hasn't been used for 3 years, but ran fine before that. Not MOT or insurance. It has achieved ~ 80,000 miles. I'm yet to see the car, its located in Bournemouth and I will be going to visit over a weekend in the upcoming month or two.

Paintwork & Bodywork are apparently all in good condition (no dents/rust). The only notable fix required mentioned by the seller is that it needs a new window for the roof, as it does not have one.

So my questions are really the following:

1) What are peoples initial thoughts on the Price?

2) Can some of the experts tell me what I should be paying particular attention to when viewing the car?

3) Does anyone own a garage which handles repairs/restoration that would be willing to view the car with me, and provide me with a professional opinion on any fixes required?

4) Anyone advise on initial costs I'll be expected to encounter?

I probably have a lot more questions but that will do as a start!

Thanks for your time.

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PostPost by: gus » Sun Sep 21, 2014 11:26 am

try lotuselancentral.com

pretty cheap price, but if it is a 'ran when parked' could be expensive fixes
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PostPost by: adigra » Sun Sep 21, 2014 12:51 pm

Hi James,

This forum is dedicated to the '60s Elan. As pointed above, lotuselancentral.com is for the 90's Elan M100.

Good luck!
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