Agree wheel looks in right place, but unfortunately crash structure L/R fwd of suspension points is a single part requiring full front subframe replacement.My guess would be that the crash structure on the passenger side needs to be replaced, but the frame is probably okay. You’d obviously need to tear into it to find out one way or the other, but the wheel still looks like it’s where it’s supposed to be. ...
Front clam off does help with heat exchanger addition for an IC blower such as the BOE- TVS1900Slap a blower on the motor while you have the front clam off and you’ve got a fun track toy.
I agree with cornbeef, to bring it back to flawless would be an expensive journey that wouldn’t be worth it in the end.
$45k is the estimated retail value, not the estimated value of the car in question. copart just has that on there to compare the retail value of an unwrecked car to the one in question up for auction as a reference .This is maybe a $45,000 car if perfect. There are plenty of parts breakout/price diagrams online. The bodywork will be difficult to get from Lotus but there are aftermarket bumpers and you can always buy a used one and repair it. Its difficult to tell, but the frame might be ok except for some broken brackets. So I guess it really depends on what you want. If you want to fix it perfectly then it's not worth it. If you want to fix it with used parts and piece it back together you can probably do it but it will only be a $25,000 car.
Please reread what I said. My $45k has nothing to do with the copart estimate, (I didn’t even see it) it’s just based on my knowledge of the market. A perfect loaded manual 2014 Evora could bring that with the right buyer, but realistically that’s the very top of the market so it highlights my argument even more that this isn’t worth fixing.$45k is the estimated retail value, not the estimated value of the car in question. copart just has that on there to compare the retail value of an unwrecked car to the one in question up for auction as a reference .
You would have to get it for extremely cheap if you’re not doing the work yourself.Thank you guys for the input. I do have a body shop I use who does pretty good work at an affordable price. I might take a risk if it goes for a good price. What do you guys think it is worth as it sits?