SCCPC11165HL32583 - LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 06:28 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
TimWhit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Posts: 286
SCCPC11165HL32583

Someone needs to buy and rebuild this Elise. I haven't seen it in person, though I could, it's only about an hour from me. They've had it for a while now and are probably ready to deal.

https://www.74auto.com/vehiclesDetail.php?96807

Weekend Toy - 2005 Elise
Daily Driver - Hyundai Veloster N
TimWhit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 06:33 AM
Registered User
 
cyow5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NoVa
Posts: 3,841
It looks like it has great potential but two details are really worrisome - what is with the random hole in the passenger door and is the damage under the passenger side sill indicative of underbody damage? If the car went offroading, that underbody damage could relegate it to parts-car status.

"Lots Of Trouble; Usually Serious"
cyow5 is offline  
post #3 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 07:03 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
TimWhit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Posts: 286
My guess is that the sill damage was the knuckle heads at 74auto unloading it off a flatbed truck with a forklift. They damage the sills on about half the cars they have doing this.

Weekend Toy - 2005 Elise
Daily Driver - Hyundai Veloster N
TimWhit is offline  
 
post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 07:16 AM
Registered User
 
cyow5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: NoVa
Posts: 3,841
I figured it was something like that or a jack. That doesn't bring comfort to me though - the forks could've very easily done permanent damage to the floor.

"Lots Of Trouble; Usually Serious"
cyow5 is offline  
post #5 of 11 (permalink) Old 09-28-2018, 07:28 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Location: Central Virginia
Posts: 340
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by cyow5 View Post
I figured it was something like that or a jack. That doesn't bring comfort to me though - the forks could've very easily done permanent damage to the floor.
These cars are structurally built like a monocoque airplane fuselage. If the car is now just a parts car because of tub damage, I'd be sure to let 74auto know that they're not going to be able to get nearly as much for the car as they might have because of their handling procedures.
steelypip is offline  
post #6 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-19-2018, 05:23 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
TimWhit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Posts: 286
They might not have damaged the tub. Won't know until someone checks it out. They loaded and unloaded mine the same way and the tub is fine.

Weekend Toy - 2005 Elise
Daily Driver - Hyundai Veloster N
TimWhit is offline  
post #7 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-27-2018, 07:12 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 2
Found this thread by way of searching the VIN on google.

First post here, the Elise has always been my dream car. Just bought this one from 74auto for quite a bit less than they had it listed for. Driving to MO from Denver to inspect and receive it on Monday morning when they open.

Wish me luck.
timmah1991 is offline  
post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 10-28-2018, 06:11 PM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 2
TimWhit, could I maybe pay you to go take a look at it in person and give me an idea of the condition? I just paid the deposit on it and it would be very helpful to know if I’m wasting my time before spending the time and money to wheel a flatbed down there from Denver.
timmah1991 is offline  
post #9 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-03-2018, 08:15 AM
not your dad's puns
 
Turbopun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Big D
Posts: 1,738
FYI your posts were held in moderation until just now, as a new user.

So @TimWhit would not have seen them before.

Did you already get it or are you still working out the logistics of transporting it?

because racecar
Turbopun is offline  
post #10 of 11 (permalink) Old 12-20-2018, 11:08 AM
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2016
Posts: 1
Been looking at this one recently. Any updates at all? I'm too far to go and look at it personally. But with a build I want to do I wouldn't need that rear clam I'd be putting on all new ones. This would be an ideal candidate.

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
x5ourc3 is offline  
post #11 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-14-2019, 11:19 AM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
TimWhit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: Paducah, Kentucky, USA
Posts: 286
Sorry just saw this post. I don't get over here a lot anymore. I saw where the car sold, was it to anyone here?

Weekend Toy - 2005 Elise
Daily Driver - Hyundai Veloster N
TimWhit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community > Lotus Discussions > The Salvage Yard

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the LotusTalk - The Lotus Cars Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome