Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E

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Lot 617
Single family ownership from new
1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé

Sold for £ 29,900 (US$ 39,266) inc. premium
Single family ownership from new
1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé
Registration no. LRP301P
Chassis no. 72100565E

Footnotes

  • Towards the end of Lotus Elan production a higher-performance version, the Sprint, was introduced featuring the Tony Rudd-developed 'Big Valve' engine producing 126bhp - some 20 horsepower more than the standard Elan's - and a suitably strengthened transmission. A duo-colour body, gold bumpers, and black wheels distinguished the new model. Adequately powerful, light in weight and endowed with exceptional roadholding and handling, the Elan proved an immense commercial success for Lotus, with almost 9,000 being produced by the time production ceased in 1973.

    This end-of-the-line Sprint was retained by a Lotus dealer for his son's 21st birthday but ended up being purchased by the current owner's husband in 1975. It is the last Elan Sprint to be registered: firstly in the purchaser's name and then, following his death in 1981, in his wife's. Always stored in a brick-built garage, 'LRP 301P' has covered only some 36,000 miles from new and was last driven in 2004 (when the lady vendor purchased another car) though the engine has been started regularly. Re-commissioning will, of course, be required (we are advised that the brake callipers and clutch cylinder are seized and the fuel pump is not working) though the engine has been started using an external pump and runs well, displaying good oil pressure. Sold strictly as viewed, the car is offered with the original handbook and service book, sundry bills, a V5 registration document, and an almost full set of MoT certificates dating from 1978 to 2004.
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Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
Single family ownership from new,1972 Lotus Elan S4 Sprint Coupé  Chassis no. 72100565E
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