Evaluation: Old respray with mismatched shades of yellow. Loose fit on the front bumper. Dirty wheels. Clean, lightly worn interior. Uneven panel fit but the gaps were never good on these cars even when they were new. Dirt and grime but no signs of rust underneath. Clean, fresh-looking engine. A little rough around the edges but not a bad Elan by any means. It seems like it was set up for vintage rallies or autocrossing and it looks like a barrel of laughs just sitting here.
Bottom Line: Cleaner examples have sold for this kind of money, but this car is set up for driving and that’s the whole point of an Elan, anyway, and if we’re talking thrills per dollar there are still few cars that offer better value than a well-sorted Elan.