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Elan Plus 2 with BDA back on the market (Now Sold)

PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:54 pm

****SOLD****
After another year of not using the car, I've decided to put the car on the market.

It is running now, and driving around the paddock. Just about everything works, but it still needs a light re-commissioning.

Here's the old advert I put on Elan.net.

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Mark Kempson
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PostPost by: Thornts » Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:13 pm

Fantastic, historically significant car beautifully presented Mark. I've always liked it and at the price of a recently done Spyder Zetec, it looks great value too. You know what I'm going to say so I won't!
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Jun 14, 2018 10:03 pm

Yeah, I know, and it does sound gorgeous!

Last time I got a procession of blokes who just wanted to sell the BDA, install a Twincam and make money out of the car. If it's the same this time then I'll put it on the road properly, install a 4.1 diff and a 5 speed along with a pair of Contour Recliners (which are sitting in the garage) and have a bit of fun!!
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PostPost by: pauljones » Fri Jun 15, 2018 7:56 am

Id take the "have fun" option all day long.

Shes a beauty.

If only springs to mind.
Kick the tyres and light them fires...!!!!!!!
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PostPost by: promotor » Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:00 pm

I have to say that this would suit me down to the ground - I love it.
Really wish I was in a position to babysit it for a while!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:41 am

Mark,
Luckily you are a patient man and a good judge of character, good luck with finding the right person who will immediately get on with the recommissioning and won’t part the engine out. The danger is selling it to the right person who loses heart and sells it on. But what can you do, due diligence is all.

I do know somebody on here who is interested that would fit the bill (not me), perhaps I can give him a nudge for you.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:46 am

Thanks Alan. I'm not at all patient though!

I don't need the space so there's not an imperative to sell, but I would like to see the car being used properly. If someone buys it and takes the BDA out at some later stage well there's not a lot I can do. It would be their choice of course. Now it's running almost as well as when I bought it 10 years back it's quite easy to keep it all alive.

I have already had 2 offers for the engine, and I am quite polite on the phone.....currently!!

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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Sep 01, 2018 3:42 pm

Now sold.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Sep 01, 2018 4:25 pm

Elanintheforest wrote:Now sold.

Funny, I was thinking about Bumpy today. I could have been the perfect custodian or perhaps the worst? Fuel injection and MT75 5 speed would have been my solution to the peaky nature of the BDA, hope its gone to a good home.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:01 pm

Couldn't have wished for a better custodian, Alan. Well known in the historic Lotus field, and takes part in a spot of competition.

The BDA wasn't really peaky as it was only developing 170 bhp, quite a soft and usable spec compared with it's 220 bhp potential. I've had it running quite a lot in recent weeks, and it's really settled down now. When hot it ticks over happily at 600 rpm, and it sounds stunning. The car polished up well too!!
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:34 pm

Ah well, you snooze you lose!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Sep 02, 2018 10:49 am

Mark, is the new owner likely to show up here. It’d be nice to hear the continuation of the story.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:08 pm

I don't know Steve, but I'll point him in this direction.
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PostPost by: kwhittle » Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:39 pm

Hi
I am the happy new owner, and yes I will post here and keep you upto date !
I think it's a lovely car and just the thing to use as a road car and a few hillclimbs.
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PostPost by: Elanintheforest » Thu Sep 13, 2018 3:29 pm

I can't wait to see and hear it going up Shelsley, Kevin!

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