Lotus Elan

1964 Lotus Elan S1 For Sale

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.
'69 Elan S4 SE
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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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1967 Elan S3 (for sale https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-dhc-s3/)
1972 Elan Plus 2S (Next project, awaiting full restoration)

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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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65 Elan S2 - 26/4055
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
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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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1965 Elan S2 (in bits but will be a fantastic early 26r style car one day)
1967 Elan S3 (for sale https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-dhc-s3/)
1972 Elan Plus 2S (Next project, awaiting full restoration)

1980 Lombardini/Westwood
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