Lotus Elan

Have you seen this ?

PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:06 pm

Hello all,

Have you spotted this ? I think the description says it all :(

[urlhttp://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-2-Cabriolet-1969-Requires-Total-Restoration-due-fire-/270844854093?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3f0f9c7f4d][/url]

At least it's MOT'd & Taxed, so no worries there, makes my task look like an evenings work!

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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:15 pm

Orsom Weels wrote:Hello all,

Have you spotted this ? I think the description says it all :(

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-2- ... 3f0f9c7f4d

At least it's MOT'd & Taxed, so no worries there, makes my task look like an evenings work!

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O.M.G! Love the first pic....Tracey Emin - "My Elan" ?

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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:15 pm

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lotus-Elan-2-Cabriolet-1969-Requires-Total-Restoration-due-fire-/270844854093?pt=Automobiles_UK&hash=item3f0f9c7f4d

Tim,
That's an above average offering from UK Sportcars, allegedly they often misrepresent the quality of their cars for sale :lol:

Seriously, maybe the twin cam engine, gearbox and diff can be salvaged, hence it might be worth buying. If you hadn't stored your +2 and wanted to start again, you would be looking ?10k + for anything decent now.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Tue Nov 01, 2011 8:57 pm

I assume as it's MOT'd to August 2012 you could just drive it home :wink:

19 bids so far, I have had to put it in my "watch list", curiosity has got the better of me!

It has clearly been VERY hot .......would anything be useable? The block possibly, but I'm not sure I'd want any of it :shock:
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PostPost by: Orsom Weels » Tue Nov 01, 2011 9:41 pm

Brings a whole new meaning to the word 'cabriolet', open air motoring to the extreme :)

Seriously though, it brought a tear to my eye, seeing what it obviously was not so long ago & what it is now, Someone must be gutted ! Could happen to any of us, keep your extinguishers handy !!!

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:40 pm

That's just plain sad... Looks like a car that they previously sold or were in the process of selling.

I thought the wheels might still be good, but no, damaged them dragging the car onto the trailer.

Bidding is up to GBP510, I can't imagine there being anything left that would be useful. Someone's either knicked the Weber or Dellorto's or they totally melted!
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:27 pm

Is the transporter included?

On a more serious note, I think that the photos of the blue +2 were added in error; clearly these are the remains of a 26/R Shapecraft which could "easily be restored". Allegedly UK Sportscars know their onions from a hole in the ground, so I'll up the bidding, on the off-chance that they discover a full set of FIA papers which were not in the vehicle at the time of the (insurance) fire. Allegedly.
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Nov 02, 2011 12:37 am

nebogipfel wrote: <snip> I'm not sure I'd want any of it :shock:


Why not?

Quote:

"The car has not been written-off by an insurance company so it is free of any stigma as a result. Comes with the current V5 Registration Document"

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:35 am

ardee_selby wrote:
Why not?

Quote:

"The car has not been written-off by an insurance company so it is free of any stigma as a result. Comes with the current V5 Registration Document"

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Well that changes everything. I simply hadn't realised what an opportunity we were being offered :twisted:
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:41 am

I can't see that there would be a single useful component left on that...certainly nothing aluminium on the engine or diff!

It's a timely reminder to not smoke whilst driving.

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PostPost by: nebogipfel » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:53 am

Elanintheforest wrote:
It's a timely reminder to not smoke whilst driving.

Mark



And to NOT run without an air box :wink:
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Wed Nov 02, 2011 8:54 am

Well, it's a pre 1973 example therefore the V5 has value. Even though it looks a right pile of bits, there is still stuff that can be salvaged. It's a clone something from Bitsas project rather than a restoration mind you.

What's the betting on a ?2k + winning bid? :?
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:35 am

Spyder fan wrote:What's the betting on a ?2k + winning bid? :?

So you want someone to bet you 2k which you will win to cover the 2k bid you are going to make.....very clever :lol:
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PostPost by: ardee_selby » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:50 am

Elanintheforest wrote:I can't see that there would be a single useful component left on that...certainly nothing aluminium on the engine or diff!

+1
Oil Cap.jpg and

Q. At what temp does engine oil reach it's flash point?

Elanintheforest wrote:It's a timely reminder to not smoke whilst driving. Mark


Was that the cause?

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Wed Nov 02, 2011 9:56 am

Deleated
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