Lotus Elan

Elan+2 on TV this morning !

PostPost by: ppnelan » Mon Oct 16, 2006 12:56 pm

Did anyone else happen to see 'Car Booty' this morning on BBC1 ?
The lady trying to raise some money had an interesting car collection, including Elan+2, Esprit, and M100 Elan:

"Zoe Kafel, who left her life in London behind, aims to make a clean break from the past by selling an assortment of treasures she has accumulated over the years. Among her hoard is a Lotus Elan once owned by Bond girl Britt Ekland, which she hopes will help to fund a trip abroad..."

It was insured (through Club Lotus) for an agreed value of ?8800. She hoped to sell for around ?7500. It was taken to the Lotus factory for an inspection, and driven round the test track. Chris Arnold gave her a factory tour and a certificate confirming the car's production details. She took it to a classic car hire place in London, and then to the the Ace Cafe, but she didn't sell. I think the highest offer was ?6000-&-something.

Anybody know if you can watch repeats on the BBC website ?

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PostPost by: Foxie » Mon Oct 16, 2006 8:02 pm


I saw this on BBC maybe a year ago, so it's stored somewhere !

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PostPost by: thor » Wed Oct 18, 2006 4:14 pm

ironically I was in negotiations with Zoe about this car last year before buing mine,..... Lovely lovely early +2.. But she wanted too much.

Hope she's sold it now, as it was a gem.
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