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well done!

PostPost by: marode » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:22 pm

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PostPost by: trw99 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:30 pm

Oh, one for the purists, for sure!

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PostPost by: Jason1 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:08 pm

I am not a purist but 2 questions:

1. Why would anyone do this in the first place?
2. Why would anyone bid on this?

The chances are the extra bits are bonded onto the body so when you take them off the body is going to need a huge amount of work. The seller has removed the engine, gearbox and diff, all that is left that I can see in the pictures that is worth anything is the chassis. I think I would rather spend ?1500 and buy a new one from Spyder.

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PostPost by: theelanman » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:41 pm

truly awful.....
I tend to agree with Jason and I rather buy a new chassis from spyder
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:41 pm

Very very nice!........a modifiers dream! now where can I get a 500hp engine and 10speed gearbox.......Oh and if I win it what color should I paint it?....and what tyres .....and what diff....and....

ps: I'm sure Colin would approve....obviously its the next logical step in the Elan evolution!
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:22 pm

The guy who did the work probably thought it looked just perfect...far better than the original.....and yet nobody else seems to love it.
A perfect example of ambition over taste and / or skills.

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PostPost by: pauljones » Sun Feb 13, 2011 9:50 pm

Every one has their own ideas,not sure Colin would have liked it.
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PostPost by: twincamman » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:35 am

Maybe an attempt to be a 1980 iMSA car .There is no limit to bad taste :!: . Perhaps the 26Rnumber one :?: And keep your pants on Elanfan. 8) e
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:02 am

Got the front spoiler mod! :)
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PostPost by: andyelan » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:00 am

Hi Everyone

Why would anyone want this ???

Perhaps some very unscrupulous person might transfer the chassis plate and logbook to another late model Plus 2 so they could avoid paying UK road tax.

Having said that however, I can't really imagine anyone would be that dishonest

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PostPost by: terryp » Mon Feb 14, 2011 8:15 am

Don't you think every car deserves a chance.........

Surely worse cars have been saved,

Must be worth ?1000!
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PostPost by: cal44 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:00 pm

ooooohhhh my eyes...........make it stop BillyBob!

If I didn't know better I would think this is someone into Nascar and Budweiser.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:06 pm

terryp wrote:Don't you think every car deserves a chance.........

Surely worse cars have been saved


Yes indeedy. Does anyone remember "Chrysalis"? A +2 re-bodied after a fire?

(elan-archive-f16/chrysalis-was-estate-t7788.html)

I'll re-load the picture when I can find it.

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PostPost by: marode » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:13 pm

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PostPost by: CBUEB1771 » Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:22 pm

twincamman wrote:Perhaps the 26Rnumber one

Please be serious, this is clearly one of the few 50R body shells.
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