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What are they worth fully restored
Not anywhere near the cost of restoration. I'm afraid that the Elites produced in the '70's are probably among the least popular models Lotus ever made. It's best to find one of these fully restored if you want one. Just my two cents...
 

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Some cars do better than others. I would say that the cost to restore Elans and Europas is about the same, but the Europa might bring only about 1/2 to 2/3 the price of a comparable Elan. I'm sure restoring a '70's Elite would be the same if not more, but would bring perhaps 1/2 or less of a comparable Europa.

If you buy the right car, plan well, and do big chunks of the work yourself, you might break even on an Elan. The others, I'm guessing not.
 
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