Lotus Elan

Anyone interested in Elan S2 26/5590 (LHD) ?

PostPost by: gherlt » Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:18 am

Hi all,
"maybe" some is interested in this Elan, chassis 26/5590, LHD, as a restoration base.

Just few "minor" problems:
- due to overheating they put in a 1800 SEAT engine (original block present)
- therefore they bent the front crossmember a bit
- also the front cover is not original, now I do not remember if was the original modified or done new.
- it had a rear accident
- for the wider wheels they added the flared arches
- it sat there for 15 years (look at the donuts, and animal wildlife !)
- S4 rear lamps

any some other few things the eagle observer might find some more issues....

Car is located in Spain.
Please find the images of my visit here:
http://picasaweb.google.de/guillermo.he ... 2Zaragoza#

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1964 S1 (engine ready, awainting body repair)
1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)
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PostPost by: bigvalvehead » Wed Sep 22, 2010 7:49 pm

Hi
Where in Spain and how much are they asking?
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PostPost by: gherlt » Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:20 pm

Hi,
the car is in Zaragoza (north-east), and they are asking about 9.000 EUR.

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Guillermo
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1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)
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PostPost by: MG_Spain » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:47 am

gherlt, (appologies if not spelt correctly)

Looks an 'interesting' project.... I live just outside of Barcelona, and currently have a sprint project back in the UK nearing completion, so have been looking for a LHD model for here. Although in this case I would probably return to original with a few sensible modifications.

Can you answer a couple of questions:

You mention it looks to have had rear end damage (what have you noticed, as it's not completely clear from the photos)

The deterioration around the edges of the 'top' is a little confusing - is this an aftermarket hardtop? (The rest of the body work is not a problem)

and finally, you say 'it's for sale', can you provide some indication of what price is expected, because this is not a normal project. I can easily go to view the car, but need an indication if it's financially viable.

I'll check back to see your reply, and if required we can discuss further directly or by email.

Thanks for your help,

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PostPost by: gherlt » Thu Sep 23, 2010 4:11 pm

Hello mike,
my name is Guillermo, I am in Tarragona.

Car had a read end accident, on image p10000 46,47 and 49 on the left side you see the "repair".
As far as I can remember they told me the repair has been done with original parts. but
You see in image DSC_1648, the tank is not original.

The roughness is from the hardtop.

Price: negotiation has been looooooong, price was an initially 20.000, today it is at around 9.000 EUR.
I offered 6.000 all the time as this is what I think it is max value. But thinking it right I dont have time to do such work, and I still have to work on my 72 Sprint. So I am retiring on this "bid".

Send me pm with with your contact details.

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Guillermo
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1967 S3 DHC (now adjusted by Brian Buckland, totally calm idle)
1969 S4 FHC (finishing interior, changing wiring loom)
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