Lotus Elan

`71 Lotus Elan Sprint for sale

PostPost by: PeterG » Mon Nov 07, 2016 4:42 pm

As it is, come and get it: £25k. No less.

A far cry from what it did????
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Mon Nov 07, 2016 5:53 pm

Somebody got a bargain. It looked like a really nice car.
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PostPost by: jimj » Mon Nov 07, 2016 11:27 pm

Yes, I`m amazed. I had quite a number come to view the car, all knowledgable and enthusiastic, all seemed genuine, all impressed and thought the car better than described, as I intended. Around 3000 page views, 200 watching. I was convinced the car would reach the £25k which still seems cheap to me. Surely it`s a perfect time of year for a bit of a winter project. I still can`t believe it.
It gets stranger; the winning bidder didn`t view the car and didn`t ask any questions and coming up to 7 hours later now, I still haven`t heard from him.
If he/she is a time waster, (a bit harsh I know, he may just be busy) I`m thinking that we should buy the car for that price, especially now I`ve effectively fulfilled any obligation to the seller. My glamorous assistant needs persuasion. Mmmmmmmmmm.
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PostPost by: martinbrowning » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:06 pm

Jim......Buy it yourself, you know that you want to. Wait until your glamorous assistant is out, then slide it into the far end of the garage and put a cover over it. Put a few boxes on top of the cover as additional camoflage - be months before you are found out! (Don't ask me how I know but.....) :D

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PostPost by: jimj » Tue Nov 08, 2016 5:39 pm

More news; The top bidder has finally been in touch wondering if it`s OK to pay for the car at the end of the month *&%*&*!
£22650.99 buys it, anyone?
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PostPost by: PeterG » Tue Nov 08, 2016 7:05 pm

Has it got the BVH?
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PostPost by: jimj » Wed Nov 09, 2016 11:28 am

Sold.........and to a member of this forum, so I knocked off the 99p.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Wed Nov 09, 2016 1:28 pm

Well done Jim. I bet the vendor is pleased with the price.

As for the first "winner", I would report them to e-bay and possibly save someone else's time in the future.
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PostPost by: jimj » Wed Nov 09, 2016 2:48 pm

No, the last time I complained about someone on ebay he gave me bad feedback and there was nothing I could do about it. Anyway, all`s well that ends well, the seller is pleased, the buyer is pleased, so I`m pleased.
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PostPost by: Mazzini » Wed Nov 09, 2016 4:07 pm

Good for you!

eBay...last thing I sold on eBay the buyer complained about a very small mark on an impossible to find part, I offered a full refund less postage, they asked for a discount, I told them to send it back, but they wouldn't return it and then they posted neutral feedback...
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