Lotus Elan

Lotus elan eno 5g

PostPost by: Gtsdino » Sun Mar 27, 2016 11:59 am

Hi don't know if anyone can help......found this old post (below) on your site in 2009 have messaged the person who posted it "twin cams" but am not hopeful of a reply as he doesn't appear to have used the site since that time.... I have been offered this same car at a good price but it seems to be too good to be true he gave me all this history but now says it belonged to his dad who has died - car in Scotland but he abroad he wants me to pay by PayPal pay after delivery but there is no protection for vehicles on PayPal. Advert was on eBay but has now been removed all his communication has been by email not through eBay
Was thinking it might b a scam - does anyone have any info on where this car may be now or how I could find out?


Can anyone help I have just purchased a 1969 S4 Lotus Elan You may have seen it advertised that had reputably done only 6,000 miles I have to say the car at first impression does not give the appearance one would expect of a 6000 mile car however on searching through the file that came with car it is with all probability is correct, The story as I am told is car was supplied new in 1969 the owner emigrated to Canada, But could not import the car he then decided to try and import car as spares so car was totally dismantled for some reason this also did not work, the car lay in a warehouse in London until 1991 (when Due to a divorce) was sold by Club Lotus ( I have the Club Lotus Magazine confirming this), the car was sold by tender on behalf of owner now living in Canada by the club, it was purchased by a Mr M Barton of Banbury for, £ 9,450.00 Who later moved to Mixbury the last invoice I have was dated June 2004 and looks as though the car was finally rebuilt by October 2001 mileage at this date was 3,628 it was taken to Paul Matty sportscars in January 2002 for final check over & engine tune Mileage 3,816 Mr Barton may have sold car in 2005 to a Mr Roger O’Donnell of Chulmeigh Devon mileage at this time being 4,479 it looks as though car was again of road in 2003 and 2004, he may have sold car in 2007 The MOT for 2007 shows the mileage of 4900 , the car has had a repaint not that great I think possibly due to damage whilst in storage so adding all this up the car was off road from 1969 until 2001, than chassis is as you would expect original and underneath all looks new, that’s all I have managed to find out about the car if any members can help please let me know Registration number is ENO 5G
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Mar 27, 2016 12:49 pm

It was a scam. Beware of any ad that looks to good to be true it most likely is just that. Never pay fir a car without seeing it in person AND thoroughly checking its provenance.
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PostPost by: 512BB » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:41 am

It seems you paid a bit to much for the car 3 weeks ago Dino, as you can now buy it for £8.5k, Ebay item no.121941623586

Now thats deflation for you.

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Apr 01, 2016 10:18 am

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-LOTUS-EL ... 7675.l2557

for-sale-f34/6800-mile-elan-t36447.html
I believe this was a genuine sale....

But it's being used as a Con Add at the moment (the same con add but with different sellers has been on at least twice before)
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1969-LOTUS-EL ... rmvSB=true

for-sale-f34/con-add-t36715.html

BE VERY!! CAREFUL if some one offers you this car for less that the £29200 is sold for not long ago.
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PostPost by: Eric the Viking » Thu Nov 02, 2017 9:19 pm

Hi All

The car is back on the market with the same story. Just to alert you all to beware. Claimed to be stored in Inverness with the essential story unchanged. All the numbers and history are genuine as I checked with Andy Graham today but the same scam idea of a PayPal payment!

All the best

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PostPost by: Grizzly » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:15 pm

Yes this car has been all over ebay which IS a scam.......

BUT!! it is genuinely for sale currently for £40k http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C763799 (Chariots Specialist Cars, Venture Park, Kettering, Northants NN15 6XE)

If you have any interest in this car make sure you see if in the flesh before parting with any cash, it's been used in WAY too many Scam add's.
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PostPost by: Eric the Viking » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:41 pm

But why does DVLA list as not taxed, not MoT and not SORN?
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PostPost by: Grizzly » Fri Nov 03, 2017 12:34 am

Might not have been on the road since being rebuilt....... Ring the dealer that owns it and ask?
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PostPost by: Eric the Viking » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:42 am

It was MoT tested every year with slowly increasing mileage up to April 2016 on the DVLA website so it must have been on the road. I have sent the dealer an email.
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