Lotus Elan Sprint 1972

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Lot No: 70

At a Glance:

Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1972 Lotus Elan Sprint 43,000 (Warranted) £26750 + buyers premium


This un-restored big valve Elan Sprint was purchased by the one owner from new in April 1972 from Hargreaves and Bailey Lotus agents in Blackpool supplied in original flat Cirrus White (one tone being an additional cost of £15 at the time) with Amber gold wheels and bumpers. The car was serviced by Hargreaves and Bailey and Dave Moore in Mayfield. The mileage of 43,000 is correct a total covered by the one owner from new.
The car has been stored off the road in a garage in Carlisle since 1990 although it has been started regularly. The registered keeper is an engineer (who incidentally set up Brian Hart engineering the well known racing engine company) and because of this mechanical condition has always been his concern meaning the car has been kept up to scratch.
The engine was rebuilt in around 1980, an alternator replaced the original dynamo, and Cibie Diodes were fitted for the headlights. Cosworth L2 Cams were also fitted along with a ser of new 82.5mm dead headed pistons. The engine is now a very special specification. Several years ago the keeper stripped off the paint but never got round to repainting it. A letter is included in the history file from the owner which backs up all of the above. Also included are some MOTs and original documents and a rare factory hardtop.
The engine is running and the car does drive however it must be noted that the car has been in storage for 27 years so will need to be fully checked over before it is driven! Confirmed by the Lotus Factory as an original Sprint.

PLEASE NOTE: The vendor along with the one registered keeper has warranted the mileage but there is a discrepancy on one of the MOTs.

Full Details:

Lot No. 70
Auction 28th April 2017 - 91% SOLD
Vehicle Make Lotus
Vehicle Model Elan Sprint
Year of Manufacture 1972
Mileage 43,000 (Warranted)
Registration WFR857K
Date first Registered 12-04-1972
MOT None
Chassis Number 0388G
Engine Number N24627
Estimated Sale Price £23,000 - 25,000

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