Lotus Elan

1964 Lotus Elan S1 SOLD

PostPost by: 1owner69Elan » Sun Jul 07, 2019 12:22 am

This thread reminded me that my car was woefully underinsured. I therefore called the insurance company and increased the agreed value 3 times what I initially had: a level still well under replacement cost. I’ll review the value again when I get the car back from paint.

I was surprised that they asked for no proof of value when increasing it 3x. I have all my receipts and a spreadsheet totaling all monies expended but they didn’t ask for it, although I did generally state the monies put into the car. The agreed value is well above the highest values shown by their valuation tools. But, as I discussed with them, my car does not fit into the stock categories (S4/Sprint) but is rather a “road going” GTS that generally trade at much higher prices. The rep accepted this without argument.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:44 pm

My friend Chris (who owns an Elan S3) came over to drive my S2. Great day in Princeton for back road sports car driving! He commented how the original suspension set up really allows this car to be driven very nicely on any road condition.

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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:47 pm

I can't wait to drive mine. they are so fun.
It's what summer is all about.
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:10 pm

Oops, posted photo and comment in wrong ad. Meant to be in my S2 for sale ad. But glad your excited about driving your Elan Peter.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Wed Jul 10, 2019 2:13 pm

It's so tantalisingly close to becoming reality but at the same time, so far.
Just need to sell the s3!
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PostPost by: 73RS » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:15 am

Hi Glen,

I am interested in your car, is it sill available?

Please let me know how can I contact you via PM?

Thank you,
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Aug 30, 2019 1:09 am

Mori, it is still available. I don’t think you have enough posts to PM me. I try and leave one for you.
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72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Fri Oct 11, 2019 1:38 am

SOLD! Great memories building this car and the road trips with friends. The new owner is a true Lotus enthusiast with other Lotus cars in his collection. I'll let him introduce himself as the new owner.
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05 Elise - Back where I started
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72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sat Oct 12, 2019 4:32 pm

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S Glen, well done!
sorry I didn't get to see it with the top on and driving about :( Looks SUPER.
new owner is both lucky (to find it) and smart to invest in it.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Oct 12, 2019 5:34 pm

Are you sad to see it go Glen? I certainly would be, you have done such a wonderful job of it, the new owner should be very happy.
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1965 Elan S2 (Early 26R replica)
1972 Elan Plus 2 S130 (Next project, awaiting full restoration)
Elan S2 (everything but ID and engine)

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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Sun Oct 13, 2019 2:57 am

Thanks guys. Not sad at all. I rarely hold on to a car for longer than several years. I just finished a 3 year restoration of a 72 Lotus Europa that is also for sale. I enjoy the rebuilding as much as owning.

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72 Europa - 74/2358R
69 Elan S4 - 45/7941
64 Elan S1 - 26/0379
12 Colin 30 - Lotus Racing Kart
07 Exige S - Wicked Road/Track Car
07 Exige S - Fast Road/Track Car
06 Elise - Track pack
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Oct 13, 2019 8:43 am

Nice to know you aren't bothered. That Europa is a lovely looking car as well.
Best regards, P
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1965 Elan S2 (Early 26R replica)
1972 Elan Plus 2 S130 (Next project, awaiting full restoration)
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