Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: jdouglas300 » Thu May 20, 2021 4:07 pm

Hi All Im 66 still working I previously owned a Lotus Cortina Mk which I rebuilt from shell upwards( When I was in my late 20s) but sold it due to a divorce 20 yrs ago. as I cant afford one anymore I am looking to buy a Elan +2 preferably a 130/4 but is there anyone near Portsmouth who is willing to .. initially chat
A / Let me look at the car and chat about pitfalls etc
B/ Take me as a passenger to see if its a plausible & worth pursuing Possibly let me drive? ( I would of course arrange insurance)
Best regards John
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Fri May 21, 2021 3:50 pm

Hi John
I'm in Fleet, Hants so about as far away from you as possible while still in Hants! So about an hour / 45 miles away. I've got a pair of Plus 2s, one being rebuilt completely the other currently being rewires but should be finished in a week or two...
You are welcome to come up for a chat and a walk around both cars. If you want - post up a reply if you want and I'll pm you my contact details.
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PostPost by: HCA » Fri May 21, 2021 5:11 pm

jdouglas300 wrote: I previously owned a Lotus Cortina Mk........... I cant afford one anymore.........


You have my sympathy :) It should be a law written in bold that cars should be outside any divorce settlement :D Especially if it is a Cortina Mk1 :cry:

Many years ago, my measly offer of £38k on Bruce Reynolds' Cortina was quickly squashed in the mud by someone who went on to pay £99k..! Allegedly still only with the recce mileage of the Hertfordshire countryside, the owner is turning down offers of a quarter a million...
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PostPost by: jdouglas300 » Sat May 22, 2021 6:40 am

Hi Matt Brilliant that's great thanks Fleets no problem
Best regards Jon
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PostPost by: Matt Elan » Sat May 22, 2021 11:05 am

Hi John - I've sent you a private message throught the board with my contact details so we can arrange a meet up.
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1969 Plus 2S - Currently undergoing nut and bolt restoration
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