RichardSIA
RichardSIA Dork
11/1/21 2:29 a.m.

Low mileage but a bit mangled, whatta ya want for $2,250.00?

Has some sort of Lotus/Isuzu engine so no interest to me but might be a project someone here would like to have.

"Lotus" with Japanese engine, EWWW!

Lotus sold out!

SVreX (Forum Supporter)
SVreX (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/1/21 5:16 a.m.

Huh?

Lotus has been using Japanese engines for decades. (Mostly Toyota)

"A bit mangled" is extremely kind. 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) UltimaDork
11/1/21 5:47 a.m.

That looks like a pile of parts waiting to go on ebay.  And the pile probably isn't that big.

I think these are really cool, personally.

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
11/1/21 6:31 a.m.

I've always loved these despite their fwd sins. I think it stems from an early 90s Amiga car racing game. 

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/1/21 6:56 a.m.

I don't know what the market is for Elan bits from that era, but the price seems high to me as well.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) MegaDork
11/1/21 7:27 a.m.

That looks like it's been flood-rolled. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
11/1/21 9:56 a.m.

In reply to Woody (Forum Supportum) :

Flood rolled a while ago and then allowed to sun bakefrown

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
11/1/21 10:07 a.m.

Yet I can't help but look at it and think what a cool Lemons car it would make.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
Ian F (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
11/1/21 10:12 a.m.
dculberson said:

Yet I can't help but look at it and think what a cool Lemons car it would make.

Maybe if the seller shifts the decimal point in the asking price to the left one digit...  and assuming the engine can be torn down, cleaned, and made to run again, which may be a tall order.

californiamilleghia
californiamilleghia UltraDork
11/1/21 12:08 p.m.

If the frame is not twisted it might be interesting to pull the fiberglass off  and build something classic on it,

What gearbox did these use ?  Renault ?

dculberson
dculberson MegaDork
11/1/21 12:12 p.m.

In reply to Ian F (Forum Supporter) :

Sure, the price is wrong, but it would still be cool.

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
11/1/21 8:53 p.m.

In reply to californiamilleghia :

Mechanics are all Isuzu. This is transverse wrong wheel drive.

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture UltimaDork
11/1/21 9:50 p.m.

I have actually always wanted one of these, ever since I was a kid, but this is just too far gone to be worth more than a few Benjamins to strip and hoard the parts for a nice one.

simontibbett
simontibbett Reader
11/2/21 8:43 a.m.

In reply to TurnerX19 :

It's also one of the best handling FWD cars ever made. 

pointofdeparture
pointofdeparture UltimaDork
11/2/21 2:26 p.m.
simontibbett said:

In reply to TurnerX19 :

It's also one of the best handling FWD cars ever made. 

Yep, they might be FWD with an Isuzu engine, but still a Lotus chassis. I have only heard good things from people that have driven them hard.

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