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Offline mhh

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Spotted this in Mitcham. Kinda wished the owner would turn up. A Lotus I would buy.ImageImage



Offline Brenton

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Offline mhh

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Offline Last_Ride


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I spotted it as well today on hoodle st red in color hard top and yellow/orange rego plate [ELAN-4]
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my car does 0-100 in 30 mins

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44014241@N03/



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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I spotted it as well today on hoodle st red in color hard top and yellow/orange rego plate [ELAN-4]
IImage

different car.

the Elan Sprints are wonderful litlle things. But make sure you get a restored one, with a new chassis. original ones are not worth ANYTHING IMO... too much $ to fix.

Get one that's somebody else has suffered with!



Offline PA

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Spotted this in Mitcham. Kinda wished the owner would turn up. A Lotus I would buy.Image: Re: Elan - lovely!asdfImage: Re: Elan - lovely!asdf

That might be my brothers old car. He had a spare new chassis with the car too.



Offline Last_Ride


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different car.

the Elan Sprints are wonderful litlle things. But make sure you get a restored one, with a new chassis. original ones are not worth ANYTHING IMO... too much $ to fix.

Get one that's somebody else has suffered with!

Looks same to me .... Different model ????
my car does 0-100 in 30 mins

http://www.flickr.com/photos/44014241@N03/



Offline dkabab

did they sell them new with a spare chassis... just in case  :boggled:



Offline Ferrari Fissatore

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did they sell them new with a spare chassis... just in case  :boggled:

they should have, the chassis were rusting out when they were ~5 years old...

the first sign of the problem is when the headlamp pods don't stay up... they use the front cross member as a vacuum reservoir for the system, and when it's rusted, it leaks out.....



Offline mondi

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Don't they have an aluminum repo chassis on the market now???


I am sure someone told me they had purchased a new chassis for their project, just can't remember who I was taking to now...... 



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