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1982 LOTUS ECLAT very rare series 2.. RIVIERA model with TARGA top. 2.2litre.

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"I will even obtain the correct form and give you the fee to obtain the v5 from the DVLA."

 

 

Don't put yourself out.

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Wonder where this guy got this car from? If it wasn't a Riviera I would say it wasn't worth too much. Nice to see one in silver though although the paintwork does look a bit a grim. I am always slightly concerned when a car is pictured in the farm/ barn yard type setting. I think with these cars some kind of history really is essential just to see that the old girl has been looked after...,

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Think it cropped up on Ebay very recently with pics still inside the barn and covered in muck (the expensive type that boosts auction prices ;) )

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Looks like the seller is a dealer from his feedback, he bought it for £1800 in Febuary , probably why he does not want v5 in his name upping the previous number of keepers.

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Interesting. Can't see him making much on this one. £1800 is quite a lot for a "barn find". Must be a lot of barns in the UK as e bay is full of these finds ;-)

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following the feedback of the actual seller he is a delaer but for all cars he sold the new onwers left positive feedback.

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£90 profit! What's wrong with that. I think £1890 isn't bad for a car with no mot???

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I remember seeing a similar (the same??)  silver Eclat Riviera in an auction at Beaulieu Autojumble May 2011, it looked tidy, fetched between £1200-£1400 from memory..... 

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Be nice if someone here bought it and got it back on the road, its a rare car in a rare colour. Its a shame to see it being moved about and not repaired.

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its NOT sold: Auction ended, reserve not met!!! by the way: anybody knows the set "reserve"-price?

 

i think the actual seller expected to make a big deal cause of the brand name "Lotus", surplus a riviera model.

 

he seems not really experienced with the value of those moels and his dream making a huge profit will burst like a bubble.

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Liam - if he'd sold it for that it wouldn't be £90 profit as there is the cost to him of collecting it, and the fees/commission etc on the ebay sale. Hence he probably has the reserve set at a level where he covers his costs and makes a profit.

 

He might do better if he looks at is closely enough to notice the sills aren't metal - better still get it running and MOTd etc.

 

Mat.

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Apologies-the tidy Eclat Riviera I saw at Beaulieu was a black one not silver (-my memory playing tricks). It was definitely a Riviera though. 

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I see what you mean Mat, about the costs. I think my £90 profit was based on the purchase and sale price not considering other costs. I guess this guy must be thinking he's made a mistake in buying it for £1800? His best bet is probably to get it MOT'd and the car would most likely fetch 2.5 - 3 k +

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I agree. It is a £1000 car really as it is and as someone who deals in cars day in and day out I wouldn't have paid more. But Lotus's are weird in terms of resale values.

 

Who would think that a 2 seater from 1974-8 (Esprit) would make over £20k for a decent one and yet it's equivalent 4 seater (Elite/Éclat) only make £4500 for a good one.

 

If I was him I'd sell it at £2k now (if he can) and get out of it before spending thousands on MOT'ing it.

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