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PostPost by: nunomauricio » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:31 pm

Hello from Portugal!!!

My name it´s Nuno, I´m from Portugal, I do not have any Lotus Elan but I would love to have it, but my deceased uncle had two or three many years ago, unfortunately were all stolen or sold, only left two colin chapman steering wheels in the garage wall.

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:49 am

Hi Nuno
If you have two original steering wheels with Colin Chapman inscribed on them you well on the way to a deposit on an Elan !

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PostPost by: nunomauricio » Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:12 am

rgh0 wrote:Hi Nuno
If you have two original steering wheels with Colin Chapman inscribed on them you well on the way to a deposit on an Elan !

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Hi Rohan, this is a great way to think yes, how knows? These are the steering wheels. Best regards

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PostPost by: jimj » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:17 pm

Yes, you`re looking at over £1000 there. I have seen Elans for sale from Portugal at similar prices to other European or UK cars. Left hand drive cars from the U.S. are substantially cheaper, much cheaper even allowing for shipping costs. Probably you`d need to buy without viewing but I still think it would be worthwhile.
Here`s a pic. of our Elan in Portugal, looking a bit dusty.
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PostPost by: nunomauricio » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:28 pm

jimj wrote:Yes, you`re looking at over £1000 there. I have seen Elans for sale from Portugal at similar prices to other European or UK cars. Left hand drive cars from the U.S. are substantially cheaper, much cheaper even allowing for shipping costs. Probably you`d need to buy without viewing but I still think it would be worthwhile.
Here`s a pic. of our Elan in Portugal, looking a bit dusty.
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Oh...1000£, it´s right now, where is it the buyer??? Where? Lol. I think I need to wait many years to start thinking buying a Lotus. Your car was in Portugal?
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PostPost by: Europatc » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:42 pm

Welcome Nuno
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PostPost by: nunomauricio » Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm

Europatc wrote:Welcome Nuno
Thank you very much ;)
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PostPost by: jimj » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:36 pm

That pic. was taken waiting to start the hillclimb at Caramulo. We`ve since driven down to the Algarve, here`s a pic. of the Elan with number 2 fan, and a few years before we drove down to Villa Real. Empty roads, lovely weather.
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PostPost by: nunomauricio » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:24 pm

jimj wrote:That pic. was taken waiting to start the hillclimb at Caramulo. We`ve since driven down to the Algarve, here`s a pic. of the Elan with number 2 fan, and a few years before we drove down to Villa Real. Empty roads, lovely weather.
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Very nice picture, Portugal it´s a good place no? ;)
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PostPost by: The Veg » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:15 am

Bem-vindo Nuno!
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PostPost by: nunomauricio » Sun Nov 26, 2017 5:36 pm

The Veg wrote:Bem-vindo Nuno!
Muito obrigado :D
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PostPost by: Foxie » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:01 pm

Olá Nuno !

We enjoyed our trip to Portugal Lisbon and Estoril circuit with the MSA Euroclassic ten years ago in 2007.

That's when I first heard a magical voice singing in a restaurant in Lisbon. I was so knocked out I asked the waiter who was singing, he said "It's Mariza, don't you know ? " !

I got to know all her songs and I was so delighted to hear her in concert in Dublin a few years ago, and to meet her personally afterwards !

Unforgettable ! :D
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