1972 Lotus Elan Sprint
CHASSIS NO: 7111270233K. 1 of approximately 150 imported to the U.S. “Garage find” example of a celebrated Lotus model. Highly complete restoration project.1,558 cc DOHC “Big Valve” inline four-cylinder engine, dual Zenith-Stromberg twin-choke carburetors, 126 HP at 6,000 RPM, four-speed manual gearbox, four-wheel independent suspension, and four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes. Manufactured during November 1971, this “garage find” 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint is a fascinating and extremely rare offering at auction in the United States. It is highly complete and retains the renowned “Big Valve” Lotus/Ford Twin-Cam 1,588 cc engine, which remains complete in appearance and retains the original accessories and components. The engine bay also retains the original identification tag, showing the stamped vehicle number and hand-engraved engine number. New interior. Last road-registered in Texas during the late 1990s, this 1972 Lotus Elan Sprint is a high-specification, late-production example and one of the few delivered to the United States when new. As such, it will provide a good basis for full restoration, conversion to a track car, or as a driver-quality example. Recent mechanical refreshing, cleaning and detailing.
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