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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 07:06 AM Thread Starter
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Want to buy a really wrecked-totalled Elise/Exige

Looking for the cheapest, most damaged/destroyed Elise or Exige possible. Need basic bits for a home built I am working on.

If anybody has a really trashed car that they cannot offload-let me know. I may buy it.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 03-02-2016, 07:12 AM
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I would be very careful. Elise frames are not reparable in most cases. buying the cheapest, most damaged/destroyed Elise or Exige can a death trap
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What parts are you looking for OP? If it's the chassis, you are quite probably out of luck. Pretty much all inexpensive totals are inexpensive for a reason: the front suspension pickups are irreparably damaged. Any car with a clean frame goes for a pretty penny even at salvage. If it's any other part, you should make a list and see what kind of price you can get buying individually off the forum before you go for a whole car.
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I think this one is still available....

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Anyone know what happened to that tiger Exige? Looked like it got sold to someone in Belgium but I thought it was back up again. If you want a totaled car, I haven't seen much worse than that.

In all seriousness, I'd repeat what the above have said. Chassis damage is basically permanent on these. Advise what parts you're looking for and the forum will have plenty of ideas.
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If you're looking to build something, I think I have what you're looking for. PM me

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My needs are unique.

Don't want to go into details-yet-but even a totally trashed chassis will do me fine.

Not for what anybody is thinking. This is very out of the box. Not exactly car related in some ways.

Just need a pretty wrecked Elise/Exige that nobody feels is worth rebuilding. Basically a totaled car.
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Make sure to check with @wirewheel , they may be able to point you in the right direction.

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I think this one is still available....

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I got dibs on the... the... uh... um.... well crap, nevermind!


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The engine is for sale in the for sale section lol.

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I got dibs on the... the... uh... um.... well crap, nevermind!
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Lol that was a car or a fridge?


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Lol that was a car or a fridge?
You might be referring to the white color everywhere. That might be the glass from the fiberglass. The epoxy burns away, but the glass fibers do not melt.
(different car btw)
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If its just the 'minimum' I could possibly help you, as I have a rear damaged chassis tub...

Beyond that, you'd have to be clearer, as if its not 'car related' does that mean you need rolling chassis or drivetrain components ?

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