Elite Enterprises Fan

I just noticed a pair of Craigslist ads (797045564 and 797033066; Jhonpaul @ 360-801-3722) in Seattle advertising a pair of classic Elite Enterprises kit cars. First up they’ve got the more common Laser 917, built on a VW pan with a Buick V6 powering it. Asking price is $5,000.

More interestingly, they also have a Mini 18 (aka Mini Max), something you almost never see for sale. He’s asking $3,800 for this ultra-rare kit car. Both cars are running but could use work, with the Mini 18 needing more work.

13 Responses

  1. john says:

    Would like to know more about your LASER 917

  2. john says:

    Would like to know more about your LASER 917

  3. john says:

    Are you open to any trades like for an AIRCRAFT ?

  4. john says:

    Are you open to any trades like for an AIRCRAFT ?

  5. Allen says:

    Hey You all Im new to this but i recently found a mini 18 in a barn and was able to purchase it. Got it running and driving and everything seams to work and be ok.The fiberglass all looks good and is not broken anywhere. Im thinking of selling it i can’t seam to find much info on this thing. Its blue with a white stripe. If any one hass any info or is interested that would be great

  6. Bats says:

    There isn’t too much info on these babies, I would guess they only made a handful and of that maybe 5-10 are alive in the world, less that that running driving.
    I guess they were Elites answer to the face lift a VW trend there was another mini big rig looking one I cant think of the name and the Vandetta was another one something like this
    You might try posting it on the laser forum,
    http://www.laser917.net
    and thesamba.net in addition to here to sell it.
    When the price is good it is popular.

  7. Bats says:

    There isn’t too much info on these babies, I would guess they only made a handful and of that maybe 5-10 are alive in the world, less that that running driving.
    I guess they were Elites answer to the face lift a VW trend there was another mini big rig looking one I cant think of the name and the Vandetta was another one something like this
    You might try posting it on the laser forum,
    http://www.laser917.net
    and thesamba.net in addition to here to sell it.
    When the price is good it is popular.

  8. Allen says:

    sweet thanks i was driving in 72 miles round trip to work and back before i started to find out how rare it might be now it is stored away up in parents heated shop.

  9. Allen says:

    sweet thanks i was driving in 72 miles round trip to work and back before i started to find out how rare it might be now it is stored away up in parents heated shop.

  10. Bats says:

    About a year or so back a car broker fellow bought a sweet show condition one of these,
    He thought it was gonna be worth a pile and ran it thru Fleabay several times,
    no bids, lots of cheesy low ball offers
    I turned him on to all the sites like this one and last I heard he let to go for between 5 and 6 K
    Seems the key to getting top dollar from any of these old kit cars is making them look sweet and run and drive great,
    So just because it’s rare doesnt mean you really have to stop driving it, with gas prices what they are VW engines are great these days.
    Cars expecially VW’s tend to go bad just sitting.

  11. Bats says:

    About a year or so back a car broker fellow bought a sweet show condition one of these,
    He thought it was gonna be worth a pile and ran it thru Fleabay several times,
    no bids, lots of cheesy low ball offers
    I turned him on to all the sites like this one and last I heard he let to go for between 5 and 6 K
    Seems the key to getting top dollar from any of these old kit cars is making them look sweet and run and drive great,
    So just because it’s rare doesnt mean you really have to stop driving it, with gas prices what they are VW engines are great these days.
    Cars expecially VW’s tend to go bad just sitting.

  12. Rick says:

    Allen,
    please send me your email if you still have your 18 for sale @ milne2@msn.com

    Thanks!

  13. Brian says:

    I’ve got one of these Mini 18’s and I’m restoring it right now back to it’s former glory. Can any of you guys give me any info on the kit? I can’t find much on it anywhere, but I do have some of the original paperwork from when it was purchased from Elite Enterprises. Thanks and any info that I may have on these kits you could use I will gladly share

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