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too cheap Elite

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 08:00
by bash
this looks like a very good buy at the 'buy it now' price.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOTUS-ELITE- ... SwL0xe-xh1

Bash

Re: too cheap Elite

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 09:55
by Ray-s
Bargain for somebody be interesting to see what it goes for...Ray

Re: too cheap Elite

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 10:16
by theelanman
Trying to get info and pics from the owner is like pulling teeth........
The car is up near Carlise and a long way to travel......I've asked several questions and got little more than a one word answer......
Doesn't inspire me to take an 8 hr round trip to have a look........
I'm not saying anything is untoward....but being a little more forthcoming may help sell it....lol

Re: too cheap Elite

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 16:15
by MetBlue
Will be interesting to watch. Maybe seller just wants rid. Ad says it was last MOTed in 2001, but putting plate in checker says 2008 / 9. Might just be genuine mistake or typo, but you'd have thought a serious seller would want it right.
Either way, the outside at least doesn't look like a car off road for 10 years plus.
Could well be a good buy, but like said, a car like this always needs looking at to be sure.

Re: too cheap Elite

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 20:25
by gusexcel
Steering wheel has mildew.

One might want to get a whiff before calling it too cheap

Re: too cheap Elite

Posted: Sun Jul 12, 2020 23:22
by Lotus-e-Clan
Everything shows signs of damp - not just the steering wheel...eg look at the seat belt near the door sill. :shock:

The sun roof is the obvious problem. I'd swap that out for a lightweight carbon panel straighaway. I've done this swap on the Clan which had a leaky aftermarket glass sunroof installed by the PO. The fibreglass roof isn't stiff enough to ensure a leak-free installation because vibrations from the heavy glass panel breaks all attempts to seal the frame ..and it's unlikely that you will find a glass panel with the same contour as the roof. The carbon looks cool too.

Re: too cheap Elite

Posted: Mon Jul 13, 2020 09:07
by Ray-s
:idea: I think the roof lining ready for being done :)

Re: too cheap Elite

Posted: Wed Jul 15, 2020 07:41
by bash
went for £3200, an bargain for someone. Good luck to them.

bash