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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 01-21-2015, 06:04 AM Thread Starter
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2010 Evora SCCLMDTUXAHA11714

Looks repairable if someone wants a project. They are asking $25,900.

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Repairs on that are going to exceed the wholesale value for that car. I see them sell from 35-55k clean.
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Exactly what I was thinking too.

If the lower passenger side wasn't torn up, then could be a good price I suppose...
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He would probably come off that price a bit. I believe that the lower passenger side can be repaired.

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Looks like the car jumped a curb or a center island/divider.
The suspension points 'look' intact, and so is the entire rear section...

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I was in the neighborhood yesterday and crawled around the car a bit. Both doors open and close correctly. The damage on the passenger side sill seems repairable but is a little worse than it appears in the pics. The radiator took a pretty good hit and while isn't leaking would definitely need to be replaced. The front suspension points do look fine.

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I was in the neighborhood yesterday and crawled around the car a bit. Both doors open and close correctly. The damage on the passenger side sill seems repairable but is a little worse than it appears in the pics. The radiator took a pretty good hit and while isn't leaking would definitely need to be replaced. The front suspension points do look fine.


The fact that it's the entire front and the right side, and the passenger side rear tire is flat makes me wonder what it looks like underneath.
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I took a lot of pics of the damage up front and on the side, but didn't think to get any of the bottom. You can see a bit on this shot. If anyone wants the rest of my pics, just let me know and I will post them.

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I took a lot of pics of the damage up front and on the side, but didn't think to get any of the bottom. You can see a bit on this shot. If anyone wants the rest of my pics, just let me know and I will post them.

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In your opinion do you think this price is worth it? I wanted to jump into this project but it sounds too good to be true. If you could estimate the cost how much do you think it could be?
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Hey guys I'm new here, but I'm 15 and I'm overly obsessed with lotus, I took a look at this car last weekend and it's in pretty bad shape, I'm not an expert but a lot of the aluminum pieces are sheared, and after looking for about an hour I realized that there's a bend in the main part of the frame, I'm no expert but it looked pretty badName:  ImageUploadedByAG Free1422938153.436759.jpg
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Okay, so for all the people who are considering this beautiful Evora as a project, it's definitely not going to be cheap. There was loads of damage that was not visible in the photos supplied by the scrap yard. First off, there's frame damage, which may or may not be fixable (I'm not at all an expert), secondly the radiator is bent, and finally, it looks as if they tore the car apart to find the battery, the backseat has been pulled loose on the passenger side and they tore the carpet up in the trunk. Besides those three things you'll need to replace a lot of aluminum parts (I mean a LOT, most were ripped to shreds or lost entirely). You'll also need to tons of other smaller pieces in the front. My personal advice would be to pass by this fine vehicle, it may look good but it would be a crazy risky gamble (if the frame bent severely, it may have damaged the structure of the rest of the frame)


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For what it's worth here is a link to the rest of the pics.

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Thanks for posting that. I had the yard lift up the car with a forklift and take some more undercarriage pics. Not as bad as I was expecting, but this is going to need a lot more work than is being represented. The side body panel should definitely be replaced, not repaired. The front structure that carries the suspension also should be replaced.
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Also, I paid very close attention to the original auction in St Louis, and the car has been damaged further since those pictures were taken. Most likely Copart's forklift trying to lift the car from the side rather than head-on. Seen this before on several Elises.
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