Lotus Elan

Elan +2 for Sale in the US

PostPost by: tr8bofin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:49 pm

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My Elan Plus 2S is a 1971 US Spec, 4 speed car. Purchased from California about 5 years ago and now living in Texas. The car was then, pretty much in the condition the photos depict but I’ve carried out a number of repairs over time to keep the Lotus looking and performing well. The interior is largely original although the dash has been redone by Madera Concepts. Wiring and chassis are original and in excellent condition. The paint is lovely but not perfect as there are a few imperfections and spots where the clear coat has crazed. I do not have the brake booster, wooden trunk platform nor the original airbox. Overall one of the nicest you'll find.

This is the most rewarding British car I've owned. I'm only considering selling as a prelude to my search for an Elan Coupe so I'd also be interest in a trade (+/-) depending on condition, although I'm not interested in a project.

Serious inquiiries please contact Albert for additional photos and details. (210)834-4032

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:41 am

Looks very nice, original paint?
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PostPost by: tr8bofin » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:52 pm

The paint is not original. It's a high quality re-spray carried out by the previous owner. Thanks for asking....
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PostPost by: lotus66 » Wed Feb 21, 2018 6:35 pm

Hi, give me a call if you would please. Jim 240-626-9032 EST
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PostPost by: tr8bofin » Mon Mar 19, 2018 9:35 pm

My Plus 2 is now active on Bring-a-Trailer for those that might still be interested......
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Mar 20, 2018 1:57 am

who set the reserve, you or BaT ? my pet peeve with them....
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PostPost by: SGO 2F » Fri Mar 23, 2018 7:11 pm

BaT now at $30,000, with 1:20± to go...
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PostPost by: SGO 2F » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:03 pm

SOLD at $31,100, that's +$7,100 what he was looking for in the original asking price above. BaT is a very good to look at the current U.S. +2 market.
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PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:13 pm

The most expensive $24,000 car you'll ever buy... It does look to be a very nice car.
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PostPost by: tr8bofin » Sat Mar 24, 2018 2:53 am

Ted,
Funny you should mention, and thanks for asking.

This was my first time with BaT. I was not expecting to have my requested reserve questioned although it certainly makes sense from their perspective. After some back and forth we settled on a number. Honestly, I would not have accepted a pre-auction offer anywhere near the auction reserve I agreed to. I gambled (and that's the operative word...no illusions here) that a wider audience would result in a price that was well above the reserve. Whether I would employ the same strategy again really depends on the car. My advice is to negotiate the reserve if you don't like their original suggestion and then decide if you can live with it. Overall, the BaT experience was super. The staff was responsive and knowledgeable.
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