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Half Aero to sell ;-) #590783
20/08/19 07:50 AM
20/08/19 07:50 AM
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Hi
I just received this notification from autoscout.ch

Half Aero to sell

Last edited by Chrisa8; 20/08/19 07:51 AM.

Chris
Aero S1 silver
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Chrisa8] #590793
20/08/19 09:18 AM
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Not sure the seller is too clued up , claims it is a 6 cylinder!

That is one very badly damaged car , it would need a LOT pf parts , and many hours of labour to restore. Not a restoration project to be undertaken lightly and without deep pockets.


Andy G
1999 +8 , Indigo Blue.
Ex-John McKecknie/Mike Duncan 1955 +4 racer.
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Chrisa8] #590794
20/08/19 09:20 AM
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That's seen better days


Martin (Deano)
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Chrisa8] #590802
20/08/19 09:40 AM
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Can't imagine that it would be financially worthwhile repairing.

Spare parts costs alone would be expensive, and if the chassis is bent (which it looks to be) will need specialist rigs to straighten.

Better to buy a good used one in good condition

Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Chrisa8] #590834
20/08/19 11:34 AM
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When a Lotus was bent like that in an accident, it was always a new 'tub'. So many written off because of that... almost impossible to effect an accurate repair on the bonded chassis.


Dark Red 4/4 80th Anniversary
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Chrisa8] #590836
20/08/19 11:44 AM
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I agree, with the Elise it is intentionally straight unbent aluminium profiles that are glued together. If they are deformed once by an accident..and if they have to be bent again "straight", they are completely useless, soft and can tear. That won't be much different with the Aero I guess.


'14 4/4 graphite grey
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: deano] #590863
20/08/19 02:19 PM
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That's seen better days


Nothing a bit of T-Cut won't fix grin2


Graham (G4FUJ)

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Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Chrisa8] #590890
20/08/19 05:10 PM
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That's £20k to buy, must be import tax to pay. Got to be uneconomic.


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Stephen
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Chrisa8] #590897
20/08/19 05:59 PM
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6 cylinder, 2 must have been knocked off in the accident !


Tom.G.
1988 +8 in Royal Ivory.Gone now
2003 Aero 8. Green
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Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) [Re: Bridegobridge] #590898
20/08/19 06:02 PM
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A cheap Plus 6 hide


Regards Richard

1999 Indigo Blue +8
2009 4/4 Sport Green
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