1971 Lotus Elan Sprint DHC

The Lotus Elan was Britain’s preeminent 1960’s sports car. The genius that was Colin Chapman, aided by a talented small team of designers, notably Ron Hickman, had conceived the Elan in 1962 as a replacement for the Elite. The imaginatively designed backbone chassis, brilliant suspension and sparkling twin cam engine, allied to a pretty body, combined to make a winning car, successful not only amongst the discerning motoring public, but also on the track.

The Elan Sprint was the last version marketed, between 1971 and 1973, following the Series 1, 2, 3 and 4. Essentially, the Sprint was an up rated S4, fitted with a more powerful big valve 126 BHP version of the Lotus twin cam engine.

Recently acquired by JD Classics this early Elan Sprint DHC in Lotus Yellow and white has been fully restored to Factory original specification with full Numbers Matching.

A new-old stock steel backbone chassis was used during restoration by a well-known specialist. The popular ‘Mick Miller’ CV Joint Driveshaft conversion has been fitted as well as new-old stock headlamp vacuum pods and electric window motors.

The Elan has been in previous long term ownership from 1974 to 2012 and has a history file that includes correspondence with the Factory archivist confirming the Elan as a Sprint.

A superb example of a true classic British sports car in newly restored condition.

Due for completion early 2018. Picture of a similar Elan Sprint in Lotus Yellow and white previously supplied by ourselves. Please contact us for further details.           

 

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Year: 1971
Make: Lotus
Model: Elan
Dealer: Woodham Mortimer
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