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Restoration project

PostPost by: davidj » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:41 pm

If someone is up for a project, a neighbour of mine is moving and her +2 is being relocated to her daughter's house, to sit outside until she gets around to doing something with it. It is a genuine 130/4, yellow with a rare gold metallic roof. The only other one I have seen is on the back cover of the autobooks elan workshop manual.

The original chassis is shot but the body is not bad at all with just a few gel cracks around the headlights. Big valve engine of course. I think it has done 65k miles. It will need restoration, but (at the moment) it is definitely not a basket case.

The car was her husbands who died in 93 and it has sat in her garage and not moved since. It will be such a shame to let it deteriated outside. It is in West Yorkshire. Contact me if you are interested and prepared to pay her a fair price.
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PostPost by: alan.barker » Sat Nov 04, 2017 10:15 am

I would suggest a few photos will help inside and outside.
I once bought a +2S130/4 which had slept in a dry garage for 23 years and it took me the winter to get running .
I did the same with a TVR 1600M which had slept for 25 years.
Sounds like an interesting project.
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PostPost by: davidj » Sat Nov 04, 2017 12:17 pm

Sorry, I don't have any pictures at the moment. I only found out about it moving when I saw it being loaded on a trailer! Pm me if you would like any more info.

I would have thought around £5k would be a fair price.
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PostPost by: paul_adamson » Sat Nov 04, 2017 5:09 pm

Where in the world is it? That sounds like an ideal project for me.
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PostPost by: davidj » Sat Nov 04, 2017 6:15 pm

North of Leeds, West Yorkshire, UK!
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PostPost by: greg40green » Sat Nov 04, 2017 7:15 pm

Evening Davidj
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PostPost by: 10kph » Thu Nov 16, 2017 1:15 pm

Hello David
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