Lotus Elan

Elan S3 Fastback Coupe for sale

PostPost by: dodgebrothers1924 » Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:34 pm

Barn find S3 S/E with fastback body of unknown origin. Original swiss car, LHD. Was 15 stored away. Sound chassis, engine turns. price 30'000.- SFr. car is located in Switzerland, More pictures are available
Attachments
hi.JPG and
vo.JPG and
dodgebrothers1924
New-tral
 
Posts: 7
Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPost by: pitt » Sat Sep 04, 2010 7:56 pm

Stuning !
What is your phone number ?
thanks
pierre
pitt
New-tral
 
Posts: 3
Joined: 25 Mar 2010

PostPost by: elancoupe » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:51 pm

Fantastic! Not crazy about the wheels, but the body is a super job (the doors even fit). Would love to see this in person.
Mike
elancoupe
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 914
Joined: 11 Sep 2003
Location: USA

PostPost by: zimzum » Mon Sep 06, 2010 8:59 am

Great car!
You have a message.
Caterham 1600K SS
Paris, France
zimzum
First Gear
First Gear
 
Posts: 34
Joined: 29 Oct 2009
Location: Paris, France

PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:39 am

Can we see some more photos, please?
User avatar
elansprint71
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 4048
Joined: 16 Sep 2003
Location: Cheshire, UK.

PostPost by: dodgebrothers1924 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:48 pm

No problem.......maybe I found the original owner..at leat i got a name...will update asap
Attachments
IMG_3387.JPG and
after 3 haours on the truck
mo.JPG and
egine
in vo.JPG and
interior
L13.JPG and
in the barn
dodgebrothers1924
New-tral
 
Posts: 7
Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPost by: dodgebrothers1924 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 3:49 pm

[Sorry about the engine pic.... :oops:
Attachments
ko.JPG and
dodgebrothers1924
New-tral
 
Posts: 7
Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPost by: dodgebrothers1924 » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:49 pm

Was on the phone today with a previous owner. He bought the car in the mid seventies in quite bad shape. Back then it was with the fastback body but still with the standard bolt on steel rims and the original wheel arches. He then took the body off, restored the chassis, rebuilt the engine and transmission did some improvement to the drive train and had the wheel arches widened by a specialist in Safenwil. he used the car on a few events (picture in the Lotus book) and sold the car in 1985 to his brother who again sold it to the last owner in 1986. So far the history is known down to 1975....i will try to find out more about the first eight years but it seems seems that since the car was in bad shape in 75 that the conversion must be from the 60's maybe even from new. Unfortunately he doesn't remember where he bought the car but promised me to look through his old photos and papers to find some more evidence. He was very happy to hear that "his" car still exists since he lost track of it over 20 years ago.
That's all the news for now........................
dodgebrothers1924
New-tral
 
Posts: 7
Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Sep 08, 2010 6:57 am

Image
User avatar
Old English White
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 735
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Location: France

PostPost by: dodgebrothers1924 » Mon Sep 27, 2010 2:41 pm

opened the oil pump today, filled it with grease and had another go at the oil pressure...perfect. changed the points and condenser, spark plugs, cleaned the webers and the jets, used some fresh fuel and it started right on the first try, nice idle, no overheating nor suspicious noises and good response to the gas. had it running for about 30 min
dodgebrothers1924
New-tral
 
Posts: 7
Joined: 04 Sep 2010

PostPost by: billwill » Tue Sep 28, 2010 5:36 pm

Who is actually selling this car, the discussion doesn't make it clear.
Bill Williams

36/6725 S3 Coupe OGU108E Yellow over Black.
billwill
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 4520
Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: London UK

PostPost by: 1964 S1 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:49 am

What difference does it make who's selling the car...
1964 S1
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 1496
Joined: 15 Sep 2003
Location: Hamilton County, Ohio

PostPost by: summerinmaine » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:17 pm

1964 S1 wrote:What difference does it make who's selling the car...



I'm confused like BillWilll, and I usually like to know the identity of the person with whom I'm dealing.
Jim

Temporarily Elan-less
User avatar
summerinmaine
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 702
Joined: 22 Sep 2003
Location: Humboldt County, California

PostPost by: billwill » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:37 pm

1964 S1 wrote:What difference does it make who's selling the car...


Because it is not actually clear if the car is for sale. The messages have the tone of someone who has just recently BOUGHT the car.

"Found in a barn" It isn't actually clear if dodgebrothers have title to sell the car. Almost certainly they do, but one likes to be sure. :lol:
Bill Williams

36/6725 S3 Coupe OGU108E Yellow over Black.
billwill
Coveted Fifth Gear
Coveted Fifth Gear
 
Posts: 4520
Joined: 19 Apr 2008
Location: London UK

PostPost by: Old English White » Wed Sep 29, 2010 5:56 pm

billwill wrote:Who is actually selling this car, the discussion doesn't make it clear.

That's not me ...
Christian. :mrgreen:
Image
User avatar
Old English White
Fourth Gear
Fourth Gear
 
Posts: 735
Joined: 12 Dec 2005
Location: France
Next

Total Online:

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest