Posted By: Chrisa8
Half Aero to sell ;-) - 20/08/19 07:50 AM
I just received this notification from autoscout.chHalf Aero to sell
Posted By: MOG 615
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 20/08/19 09:18 AM
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.
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
Posted By: pete757
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 20/08/19 11:34 AM
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.
Posted By: Heinz
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 20/08/19 11:44 AM
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.
Posted By: Graham, G4FUJ
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 20/08/19 02:19 PM
Nothing a bit of T-Cut won't fix
Posted By: Stephen888
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 20/08/19 05:10 PM
That's £20k to buy, must be import tax to pay. Got to be uneconomic.
Posted By: Bridegobridge
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 20/08/19 05:59 PM
6 cylinder, 2 must have been knocked off in the accident !
Posted By: RobCol
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 21/08/19 11:00 PM
I agree with Graham it should buff out with a bit of luck!
Posted By: Peter J
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 25/08/19 10:18 AM
Cut it in half and make it into a trailer for an Aero?
Posted By: Alistair
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 25/08/19 11:20 AM
If it were cheap enough it would be a very cool project but where are you going to fit the tow ball to on the Plus 8? It would not have a problem with the power or brakes for towing it!
Posted By: Aeromax51
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 25/08/19 01:13 PM
Even if you could figure out how to answer Alistair's question it would still be a very expensive trailer!!
Posted By: Gambalunga
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 26/08/19 12:36 PM
Seems to have had an off road excursion judging by the mud and grass still hanging off it.
Does anyone know anything about it?
Posted By: Alistair
Re: Half Aero to sell ;-) - 26/08/19 04:54 PM
Ah well Peter is known to enjoy a good fettle.