I have become convinced that vintage Elan and Europas have either speedometers or engines that last 30k miles, judging by the number that still pop up with that mileage.
Yes these cars are now 12, almost 13 years old, and having less than 10k on them is, in my view, not an advantage. While they do not have cam belts, many other components are not designed to last that long. Has warranty work been done? Heater fan? Radiator? oil changes, fluid changes? I have far more questions about very low mileage cars than more moderate ones. Is the mileage low because it was all track miles? Did it sit in an unheated garage for years?
It really is about condition, and that is much more indicative.
I think low ownership numbers, history and visual condition are better pointers than mileage, now more so than say 5 years ago.
Dealers tend to lose history and improve visuals, so one always must be careful there