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PostPost by: Rob P » Wed Dec 28, 2016 4:57 pm

Mazzini wrote:
Type28 wrote:Back up for sale again?

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C822410

Someone needs to love this little car :D


Not at that price - ouch!


wasn't it up for sale at a mere £30k last time around and hung around for a while at that price. that's some mark up after only 4/5 months ownership
What really made me chuckle was the location of the current seller :lol:
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed Dec 28, 2016 8:50 pm

Rob P wrote:
Mazzini wrote:
Type28 wrote:Back up for sale again?

http://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C822410

Someone needs to love this little car :D


Not at that price - ouch!


wasn't it up for sale at a mere £30k last time around and hung around for a while at that price. that's some mark up after only 4/5 months ownership
What really made me chuckle was the location of the current seller :lol:


To be fair we don't know exactly what improvements the current owner has completed (apart from a leakproof cam cover :D :D :D ) but to obliquely suggest 'Crook' even in jest because of the increased price isn't very nice IMHO. I've spoken to and corresponded with Peter and he seems a genuine guy to me. I reckon I'd be a bit narked if it that was said about me.
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PostPost by: Rob P » Thu Dec 29, 2016 10:10 am

elanfan1 wrote:To be fair we don't know exactly what improvements the current owner has completed (apart from a leakproof cam cover :D :D :D ) but to obliquely suggest 'Crook' even in jest because of the increased price isn't very nice IMHO. I've spoken to and corresponded with Peter and he seems a genuine guy to me. I reckon I'd be a bit narked if it that was said about me.


OK maybe a little bit tongue in cheek of me but seriously the advert actually states the following
Since My Ownership I have Had The Following Done;
New Fuel Pump, New Plugs, Carbs Set Up With The Correct Jets.

That's one hell of a labour rate to justify the price hike if that's all that has been done :shock:

However, if someone wants a nice Colorado Orange Elan then this is one that is available :-)
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Dec 29, 2016 12:50 pm

He doesn't have to justify the price hike to anyone. You think it's overpriced? Fine.. move on...
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:44 pm

Rob only pointed out what a few of us were thinking. The location of the seller is quite funny in an English schoolboy humour way.

Perhaps the car was underpriced to start with. I'm still not convinced that matching numbers and as it was when it left the factory actually increases the value. A nice car is a nice car, who cares if it had a roof originally, it's now a more desirable soft top version and looks to be nicely sorted.

Shame about the colour, Pistachio would have raised the cost.
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PostPost by: Rob P » Thu Dec 29, 2016 6:25 pm

pharriso wrote:He doesn't have to justify the price hike to anyone. You think it's overpriced? Fine.. move on...


True, but price now seems to be a more reasonable £32,500, that's some price reduction in the space of 48 hours
and I'm not asking anyone to justify anything just pointing out facts, people can take from them what they will, it is after all a forum and they are for the sharing of information are they not?

BTW I think it is a lovely looking car, just for the record :)
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Thu Dec 29, 2016 8:56 pm

Fair comment :)
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PostPost by: clubsport » Fri Dec 30, 2016 4:40 pm

Nice, I was often the highest bid on the half dozen times it was on and off ebay earlier in the year. :)
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PostPost by: jeff jackson » Sat Dec 31, 2016 3:00 pm

IMHO, for that price I would still like everything working, to sell a car with the electric window not working is just wrong. Fix it then sell it.(or reduce the price - a lot!)
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Sat Dec 31, 2016 4:53 pm

jeff jackson wrote:IMHO, for that price I would still like everything working, to sell a car with the electric window not working is just wrong. Fix it then sell it.(or reduce the price - a lot!)
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Well spotted! It's probably just the switch or the motor needs refurbing, but a very fiddly job and not one you would expect to have to do at this price point. Having had a similar problem that was narrowed down to a faulty switch I know personally what a total pain it was to fix and the switches are no longer available new ( thanks Steve for the replacement).

PS: the stripes are not good either.... look at the rear where it disappears into the bumper. Hate the wing mirrors as well, but I suppose that's a throwback to its Japanese existence.
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PostPost by: PeterG » Tue Jan 03, 2017 10:35 am

Thanks for all your nice friendly comments! It's great to be a part of a Friendly Forum.... NOT!!
I don't see why I should justify myself to you all but here goes;

My circumstances have changed dramatically over the last month, my house sale fell through and as I purchased another I have to sell the Elan which I really didnt want to do to.

As far as price wise, Ive seen cars on her that have had fire damage, need a total repaint and still they were asking £25K for it which to me was expensive but I never replied this on the threads.
I know my cars paintwork is excellent, I purchased some stripes off a gentleman on here and was going to get the white paintwork refreshed along with the new stripes. This would transform the car and would be worth every penny of the asking price imho.
A car will only sell if the price is right, if mine is too expensive then it won't. I believe it's a fair price for a nice car as I have seen whats available out there.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Jan 03, 2017 11:48 am

PeterG wrote:Thanks for all your nice friendly comments! It's great to be a part of a Friendly Forum.... NOT!!
I don't see why I should justify myself to you all but here goes;

My circumstances have changed dramatically over the last month, my house sale fell through and as I purchased another I have to sell the Elan which I really didnt want to do to.

As far as price wise, Ive seen cars on her that have had fire damage, need a total repaint and still they were asking £25K for it which to me was expensive but I never replied this on the threads.
I know my cars paintwork is excellent, I purchased some stripes off a gentleman on here and was going to get the white paintwork refreshed along with the new stripes. This would transform the car and would be worth every penny of the asking price imho.
A car will only sell if the price is right, if mine is too expensive then it wont. I believe it's a fair price for a nice car as I have seen whats out there.


Peter,
point taken and I apologise for making unfriendly comments about your car. I don't think it is over priced and as you rightly point out, it won't sell if the price is wrong.

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PostPost by: vincereynard » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:29 pm

PeterG wrote:Thanks for all your nice friendly comments! It's great to be a part of a Friendly Forum.... NOT!!
I don't see why I should justify myself to you all but here goes;


That attitude is a bit precious Peter!
Spyder fan and I may differ on an occasional point but he is only indicating issues that other, potential buyers, would also notice.
Yes it is a Friendly Forum, if you don't want an answer, don't ask the question.
You posted it on here for sale - what did you expect?
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PostPost by: PeterG » Wed Jan 11, 2017 4:31 pm

vincereynard wrote:
PeterG wrote:Thanks for all your nice friendly comments! It's great to be a part of a Friendly Forum.... NOT!!
I don't see why I should justify myself to you all but here goes;


That attitude is a bit precious Peter!
Spyder fan and I may differ on an occasional point but he is only indicating issues that other, potential buyers, would also notice.
Yes it is a Friendly Forum, if you don't want an answer, don't ask the question.
You posted it on here for sale - what did you expect?


You should have read the full thread.................
"I DID NOT POST IT ON HERE FOR SALE AND I WAS NOT ASKING FOR AN ANSWER AND NEVER ASKED THE QUESTION"....Another forum member copied and pasted the advert from another website!!
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