Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1971 Lotus Elan Sprint

This very desirable Lotus Elan Sprint has covered 6000 miles since 2009. ETN 473K has competed in three 'Three Castles' Welsh rallies and one 'Scottish Malts' rally and has been thoroughly enjoyed over the four year period.

ETN 473K comes with a comprehensive detailed history that includes over £35,000 worth of expenditure since 1979. Over the past 4 years £16500 has been spent on the Lotus and as a result it has arrived with us in exceptional mechanical condition. The Lotus benefits from a full engine strip down and rebuild that included new main bearings, big end bearings, new oil pump, new exhaust valves, new inlet valves, new copper head gasket and timing chain. At this point a new clutch was fitted, the water pump reconditioned, a driveshaft conversion carried out, new front discs, Greenstuff front pads, rear discs and pads and a new master cylinder were fitted. Front dampers and springs were replaced and the invoice for all this work totalled almost £6000. Since this major work, 3000 miles have been covered. Further work includes the installation of a new dash wiring loom, rebuilt carbs, new exhaust manifold, replaced heater, replaced steering rack and UJ's, new alternator, new ignition system and the fitting of a Kenlowe fan. Various visual improvements include a MotoLita steering wheel and new seats. All other work is itemised and documented in the vehicles history file.

The Lotus drives superbly and performance and handling are simply first class. The car is in exceptional mechanical condition and is outstanding to drive. The Lotus presents beautifully with excellent bodywork and a high quality paint finish. There are only a couple of very small areas of crazing often seen with fibre glass bodies, we are happy to discuss rectification but it is stressed that these imperfections are very minor. The overall finish of the car is high quality and the hood, glass, wheels and tyres are all in excellent order. The upholstery is very smart with an excellent wood dash, perfect seats, smart carpets and door cards.

The Lotus is perfect for long distance touring, endurance rallies, overseas touring but also ideal for weekend use and regular classic car ownership. This is an excellent opportunity to purchase a rare Sprint that looks superb and is mechanically outstanding.


Price: £SOLD