Lotus Elan

Not an Elan but a Lotus Project

PostPost by: Mr.Gale » Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:51 pm

I just spotted this on Craigslist (San Francisco).

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/ ... 87282.html

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PostPost by: Slowtus » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:37 pm

Mr.Gale wrote:I just spotted this on Craigslist (San Francisco).

https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/ ... 87282.html

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Like many here, I have owned a variety of Lotus, often in multiples...Cortina, Elan, Plus2, Esprit - currently have an M100 - and yes I confess I once owned a (type 75) Elite (ACBCs only misnomer perhaps?) .

Almost all of my Lotus have been, at one time or another, a project - such is the nature of the beast but I would classify this more as a reject than a project. :D
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:44 pm

check out the absolute BEAUTY Elite on Hemmings right now for $29K! the very best example i have ever seen! Not sure he'll get that money, but it's got to be worth somewhere near that. Funky 1980 styling and nearly perfect condition (except A/C). Very tempting. You'd get every Lotus enthusiast oogling over this one that's for sure!
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PostPost by: Chrispy » Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:03 am

I think that needs a priest :(
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PostPost by: webbslinger » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:12 am

...needed...needed a priest.
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:00 am

tedtaylor wrote:check out the absolute BEAUTY Elite on Hemmings right now for $29K! the very best example i have ever seen! Not sure he'll get that money, but it's got to be worth somewhere near that. Funky 1980 styling and nearly perfect condition (except A/C). Very tempting. You'd get every Lotus enthusiast oogling over this one that's for sure!


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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:33 am

I didn't post the link, but Hemmings Motor News has their website as "www.Hemmings.com"
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PostPost by: The Veg » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:37 am

I know where a couple of carcasses of these can be had in northern Alabama. Maybe combine all three to make a car?
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PostPost by: webbslinger » Mon Feb 11, 2019 4:59 am

Here is a link to the 1980 Elite that was on Hemmings. Great looking car but its an automatic. I hope the link works.

Https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/01/1 ... of-the-day
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PostPost by: webbslinger » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:02 am

Sorry about the previous link,
This one should work:

https://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/01/1 ... otus-elite
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:34 am

tedtaylor wrote:check out the absolute BEAUTY Elite on Hemmings right now....

Personally I don’t think you can Use the word beauty & 80’s Elite in the same sentence. I find all of Winterbottom’s designs challenged...
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PostPost by: rgh0 » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:53 am

Engine and gear box worth $1500 possibly. Not sure what the rest is worth but not much unless your restoring a car and need a parts car.

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PostPost by: gus » Thu Feb 28, 2019 1:57 pm

I think that aside the excessive chrome that the styling of the Elite, even more than the Eclat has come around.

I think that if more people restored the cars the prices would hold up.


This one being an auto, and although low miles, it will probably need work.

When was a timing belt done?

Smog pump? [screeeeech BANG]

would you send your wife out alone without redoing all the hydraulics?

Many plastic and rubber parts are gong to simply come apart from age, not mileage.

If have pondered importing an Excel which in LHD form would run a similar amount I think, so that would preclude that kind of money for this car

Mid high teens?

More likely in my view
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PostPost by: Slowtus » Fri Mar 01, 2019 12:23 am

pharriso wrote:
tedtaylor wrote:check out the absolute BEAUTY Elite on Hemmings right now....

Personally I don’t think you can Use the word beauty & 80’s Elite in the same sentence. I find all of Winterbottom’s designs challenged...


To a point...at some point ACBC signed off on this. :D
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PostPost by: gino1 » Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:13 am

Hi all,

There's a guy in Italy selling an Elite if anyone is interested.
He says it's for restoration and he's alsop throwing in the deal a Riviera Elite too..
I believe he's asking 8000 Euro for both complete cars.

If anyone's interested pm me.

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