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+2 prices, will they soon be over the ?20k mark???

PostPost by: George4th » Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:52 pm

I think Chris's car was an M reg and one if the last?

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PostPost by: Robbie693 » Sat Aug 11, 2012 1:55 pm

George4th wrote:I think Chris's car was an M reg and one if the last?

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The car Chris Evans owned was an N reg, I believe this is the same one:
http://www.graemehunt.com/motorcar/109/1975-lotus-elan-2s-130-5-obstensibly-one-owner-only

Interesting how the ad (from Jason's link) states it has had a Peter Day restoration but the car has non-standard cosmetics such as the body-coloured engine bay and black carpets - I thought Peter was a stickler for originality and wouldn't have entertained anything non-standard. So maybe it has been restored again by someone else?

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PostPost by: Carlos A » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:34 pm

To answer the original question, "+2 prices, will they soon be over the ?20k mark???" I would say that I do not believe so. Excellent plus 2s are still available for under $20 DOLLARS!!!!! Fully restored examples sell at 23K in a great day, and very nice samples have been sold for around $12-15 K Dollars in the last 2 years. In sum, you can ask all the money you want, but the question is about sales; what people actually pay for the car (ie., sales). That means that this is still the best Classic Sport British car that you can get for the money!

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PostPost by: elj221c » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:00 pm

terryp wrote:Jon
Chassis plate is screwed :shock:


Aren't they all?
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PostPost by: jono » Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:06 pm

Correct, I didn't want to it pick at the time :wink:
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:57 pm

Carlos A wrote: Excellent plus 2s are still available for under $20 DOLLARS!!!!!Carlos A


Really :shock: ......Well I'll have a couple of those...even with shipping to the UK they are still a bargain :lol:
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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:12 pm

Agree with Carlos on the current NA pricing.

Edit: Just got Brian`s joke; $20 does sound a bit low Carlos; is that for the gas cap and the car comes free! :)

It seems a bit odd that the spread between a basket case project and a sorted car is nowhere near the cost to do the work, let alone even get the required parts; not sure if it is the same deal in the UK. Although mine might be appraised at around $20K to $25K for insurance purposes, I expect it would be a long wait to sell it in that range. There is one really nice looking blue one that has been listed forever in the $30`s, so I think that sort of defines the current realistic wishful thinking upper end in NA.

Here is a somewhat complete basket case that recently sold for $5K.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayI ... 1102779550

And another at say $3K or so (not sure if it sold or not)
http://bringatrailer.com/2012/02/28/chi ... us-elan-2/

And yet, here are two very decent ready to go examples at around $20K to $25K

Sold to an asking of $18.5K. Call it $20K with the seats sorted.
http://bringatrailer.com/2012/07/20/bat ... an-plus-2/

And a very nice one sold to $26K asking earlier this year. The seller is a lister here and working up an Elan project. I felt the asking was very reasonable, the car very well presented. Was listed for a couple of months.
http://bringatrailer.com/2012/02/15/bat ... -elan-2-s/
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PostPost by: Jason1 » Thu Aug 16, 2012 5:52 am

This project car sold at ?3,429

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/280936330060? ... 500wt_1182

I would say that is the lowest UK price for a complete +2. I have seen running engines sell for close to that price.
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