Lotus Elan Sprint (1970-73) Engine 1558cc S4 DOC Production 1353
Registration Number KJD 3 K (London)
Designed by Ron Hickman, the Lotus Elan was introduced in 1962, the first Lotus road car to use a steel backbone chassis with a fibreglass body weighing in at approximately 1,500 lbs it was the enbodyment of Colin Chapmans minimum weight design philosophy. The Elan was technologically advanced with a DOHC 1,558 cc engine, four-wheel disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, and 4-wheel independent suspension. The Elan remained in production until 1973, with constant updates the saw firstly the 1500, followed by 1600 Series 1s, the Series 2, Series 3, Series 4, and finally the Sprint
Fifth and final generation of the Colin Chapman designed Elan. Small, neat and with amazing soft ride yet leach like road holding, and the beutiful twin cam engine. All independant suspension, all disc brakes and steel backbone chassis with Fibre Glass body shell. The Sprint model featured a big valve 126bhp engine and a top speed of 120mph. The last few had Elite type five speed gearbox.
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Shot 17.07.2016 at Shelsey Walsh Classic Nostalgia Meeting, Worcestershire REF 121-570