I've lurked on this forum for a few years now, gleaning information and checking out other people's cars.
I'm a big fan of pure driver's cars and have owned an air-cooled 911 and an '88 M3, among others. The Elan, however...that's the holy grail for me! Hopefully, my experience working on other cars will help me tackle the particular challenges of vintage Lotus ownership.
I figured I'd introduce myself, as I have a question: besides the obvious locations (this forum, BaT, ebay, craigslist, Hemmings), what are some good ways to track down a car?
I ask because I'm the kind of buyer who's totally open to a modified vehicle. I'm definitely okay with a swapped engine or trans, replaced chassis, etc. Not a huge stickler about about perfect paint, nor am I especially set on one particular model. I'd just like to find a driveable car in decent shape. (though I would really prefer a DHC)
For example, I'm kicking myself for not getting this one: (https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-lotus-elan-s4-3/).
Should I post something like this: (for-sale-f34/for-sale-bat-t42286.html)? Should I be looking somewhere else?
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