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Re: S1 Élan Rebuild - My Story

PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:25 pm
by Certified Lotus
Thanks Chris! But I’m actually getting ready to sell it. We are relocating and I’m selling both of my Elan’s.

Re: S1 Élan Rebuild - My Story

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:40 am
by The Veg
Very nice!

Where you going, and are you going to get more Elans after the move?

Re: S1 Élan Rebuild - My Story

PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 12:53 am
by Certified Lotus
Haven’t finalized location. I’m moving back to modern lotus. Had my fun with Elan’s and Europa’s.

Re: S1 Élan Rebuild - My Story

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:45 am
by Certified Lotus
I sold my Elan S1 last month to a very enthusiastic Lotus owner. He will take good care of the car I rebuilt and enjoy it as much as I did. In an odd way I was pleased to pass it on to someone else to have the experience of owning an early elan (although this one is pretty special the way I built it).

I’ve still got an Elan S2 and a Europa TC for sale. And just to confuse everyone, I bought a very nice low mileage 2005 Lotus Elise as the Lotus I’m going to keep when I relocate. Funny, in 2005 the Elise model was my first Lotus. Fourteen years later I’m back where I started. Life. It’s an interesting journey.
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Re: S1 Élan Rebuild - My Story

PostPosted: Fri Nov 08, 2019 3:11 pm
by MrBonus
Certified Lotus wrote:I sold my Elan S1 last month to a very enthusiastic Lotus owner. He will take good care of the car I rebuilt and enjoy it as much as I did. In an odd way I was pleased to pass it on to someone else to have the experience of owning an early elan (although this one is pretty special the way I built it).

I’ve still got an Elan S2 and a Europa TC for sale. And just to confuse everyone, I bought a very nice low mileage 2005 Lotus Elise as the Lotus I’m going to keep when I relocate. Funny, in 2005 the Elise model was my first Lotus. Fourteen years later I’m back where I started. Life. It’s an interesting journey.
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Oh no! I loved reading through the build and, of course, seeing the car in person. No doubt the new owner will enjoy it.

Enjoy the Elise. I'm sure it will be a welcome experience to have something you can just get in and drive without the normal concerns of a 50+ year old British sports car.

Re: S1 Élan Rebuild - My Story

PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 9:51 am
by Certified Lotus
Thanks for your interest in my S1 build documentation and appreciation for the Elan in real life. Just sold my S2 so the garage is looking less like a Lotus used car showroom and more like an enthusiast garage with the Europa and Elise in it.

You absolutely right about a more modern Lotus, less to fiddle with. I’m wondering how satisfying that will be.......

Anyone interested in a very nicely restored Europa?

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