I’ve purchased a few disassembled project cars over the years to question my own sanity, but I can tell you for certain that I’ve learn a few important things. The first is that you shouldn’t buy a disassembled project car and the second is…oh…that’s it. But. BUT…when I see something like this car, I can’t help but think, “how bad can it be…what if the owner DOES have all of the parts necessary to reassemble it” and then I remember that I still don’t have functioning reverse lights on a car I’ve owned for 20 years because the previous owner swapped the transmission and didn’t finish the job. But…do you know much an assembled Elan costs? Find this 1965 Lotus Elan S2 in pieces offered for $15,000 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist.
The Lotus Europa has always been a favorite car over around these here parts — we DT writers love its lightweight composite chassis, mid engine high revving powerplant and cheap entry price. Time has driven the nicer examples to higher prices, but you can still get nice cheap Europa for the price of a 911 […]
Most of the automobiles features on these pages are inexpensive classics or late model maniac machines…with an emphasis on cars you can drive and enjoy on the cheap for years on end. However…there are sometimes cars that cross our path that offer a combination of exclusivity and cool factor at an economy car entry price…BUT […]
Take a look at this 1963 Lotus Super Seven Series 2 here on eBay bidding for $14,100 with auction ending Wednesday at 12PM Pacific. From eBay listing: Item specifics Condition: Used Seller Notes: “this vehicle was owned by a private donor and a majority of the proceeds will be going to the Ottawa humane society. […]
The Lotus Europa was an oddly shaped sports car from Lotus, that combined mid-engined driving pleasure with an oddly high rear end that looks almost like a pickup bed or maybe a boat deck made from fiberglass. The reason for the odd shape is because the driver sits so low that the inline mounted engine/transaxle […]
If you are an animal lover, and are saddened by the thought of someone gassing unwanted puppies/kittens (as tragically happens by the boatload each year) you can go pickup a few unwanted greyhounds, donate to the ASPCA or volunteer at a pet adoption service. But what about abandoned/neglected cars? If an old Alfa Romeo has […]