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Elite given away to charity in US

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Not a bad looking car, 35k miles given away to what I hope is a genuine charity (lots of pics of cars being crushed, hope they are a bit more sensible than our own ridiculous scrappage scheme!)

 

Wonder if it survives?

 

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http://www.cardonationwizard.com/blog/2012/11/07/vehicle-of-the-month-1974-lotus-elite/

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It's a big thing in the States to donate a car or a boat to a charity and get its worth taken as a tax deduction.  In the meantime, the charity sell your donation to make some money so I doubt it would be crushed.  They do describe it as "immaculate" after all.

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There was an Elite a year or so back given away in Barnsley (I was away or would have got it). It had been garaged for around 15 years and the house was being sold.

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I wonder where exactly it is, and if they'll put it up in ebay, or if they'll auction it off locally. If it's anywhere near me, I'd like a crack at getting it myself.

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it dont have the USA bumpers, so thats allready great, i thought ross would be the only one with european bumpers,

but this car also have then much better then the usa bumpers!!!

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I wonder if this is the same car, before or after the above photo.

 

Listed for $29,000 :huh:

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Also listed on another site as sold;

http://www.wirewheel.com/1974-Lotus-Elite-for-sale-due-in-soon.html

 

 

As for the colour something similar was certainly listed as Martini green in the late 70s, Colin Chapman drove one for his sponsors. I think it really suits it.

 

Colin_Chapman_Lotus_Elite.jpg

 

Still available on the S2

 

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