Lotus Elan

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Sat May 16, 2015 9:35 pm

collector car ---------------- that?s for the folks and owners which just collect: they collect everything: art, real estate, bank generated interest etc.. BUT don?t drive ---- mine is NOT an investment - I do and know the limits on the road and track with these wheels (a539) and others: so its self induced, modified perfection and joy: as colin would have supported and encouraged. AND if it dont race properly it aint no proper LOTUS!!!!!, so modify the stuff you got, keep the OBSOLETE 60?s crap (for a later sale) and get MOVING!!!! -- thanks tony and el signor stagg PS: i luv to create some controversy alpine sandy
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PostPost by: vincereynard » Sun May 17, 2015 7:48 pm

I think that the best thing I can do is buy 2!

One a 130 / 5 as a daily driver, which can be modded for general use.

And an early +2 I can play with to keep as original as is reasonably practical!

Or, perhaps, taken to extremes, a Spyder for daily use and a +2 as a toy?
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PostPost by: Sea Ranch » Sun May 17, 2015 9:28 pm

Ha, ha! And a type 14 and a type 26R while you're at it! :wink: :mrgreen:

Seriously, though, I do think it can be helpful for a person who hasn't been around the cars long enough to have developed their own opinions, preferences and aesthetic for them, to think in terms of the first car being a "starter" car. Buy a driver (as opposed to a non-running project) and live with it for a year. You will acquire your own opinions about the cars and be ready for a long-term purchase (or perhaps decide the car you have is indeed the right one for you, or - heaven forbid - that you don't want anything more to do with vintage Lotii :shock: )

Just a thought. :mrgreen:

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