Lotus Elan

+2 For Sale on E-Bay

PostPost by: tower of strength » Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:37 am

kcrossle wrote:
tower of strength wrote:I think its fair to say that when "our" cars were produced, the badges and some other bits n bobs were thrown at the car, if they stayed put long enough, they were fixed, if they fell off, they didn't get fitted!!


Not that anything fell off later... :-)

thats what the large boot (trunk) was for :wink:

"collectors cars are so called because you have to collect the bits that fall off!" :lol:
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PostPost by: blackandgold » Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:02 am

The ride height for this car is a lot higher than the 68 model I looked at it must have later model springs

Still a nice looking car worth considering at this sought of money

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PostPost by: freddy22112211 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 8:06 am

"The cars body panels were all fabricated new from origional lotus moulds"

Wonder who did that? Sounds a bit unlikely. Who's got the original Lotus moulds? - Miles Wilkins?
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:10 am

I thought the same, but I seem to recall another outfit claiming ownership of the ex-Factory moulds - Boss Motors was it ?

Give that the car had a 6-7 year production run, I'm sure more than one set of moulds was produced - maybe they are now scattered to the far winds.......or........ how difficult is it to take a set of moulds from an exiting car ?

Just pondering........
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PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:47 am

I have a test comparison article from Car magazine between UVF103H and a 2 + 2 E Typet from June '70. Cost at the time ?2476 compared to ?2708 for the E.

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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Apr 23, 2008 11:19 am

Well there we go!

Don't tell the e-bay seller though. He must be a dealer and that might push him to make the price even more outrageous. Have you seen that Nutley Sports have still got the Lotus press demonstrator S3 Coupe LNK 120C for sale at ?29,995?

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Apr 27, 2008 4:20 pm

And the blue Plus 2 is on Pistonheads for ?13,000. Doesn't eBay make cars look cheap...for the first few days of the auction at least!

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu May 01, 2008 11:09 am

The blue car finished at ?7,350.00, I think that is a good price if all the work has been done.
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