Lotus Elan

Looking for a winter project?

PostPost by: jimbop1516 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:18 pm

Hi all,

I bought my first Lotus last year and I've spent a fair amount of time reading these forums! The car had been in storage since 1992 and the previous owner had got it running and MOT'd. It needs a general tidy up and the bodywork in particular needs a reasonable amount of work so this summer I only put 6 months tax on it thinking that in January '11 I'd take it off the road and do the bodywork.

The 'problem' is that my wife is now pregnant and I have a feeling that my time and money are no longer going to be available for the car next year and it seems a shame for it to sit on the drive waiting for a paint job.

I assume I'd get more money for it if I sell it next spring/summer but I thought that there might be a Lotus fan looking to buy a car for a project in the new year to prep it for the summer.

A few details -
+2S 130/5
MOT - July 2011
Mileage - 26,600
Registered - Jan 1973
Original galvanised chassis
Tax - Jan '11
Full service by Lotus garage various new bits since July '09.

I can't seem to attach a photo so let me know if you'd be interested and I'll email them.

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Oct 10, 2010 9:08 pm

James - I think it would help your cause to add where in the UK you are located!


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PostPost by: jimbop1516 » Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:38 pm

Good point, thanks!

It's in Loughton, Essex, IG10
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