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1971 Elan Sprint DHC.

PostPost by: Fredtech » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:54 pm

1971 Elan Sprint DHC.

Time to sell as I have only driven it 40-Miles this year and less than 20 last year. I’m simply not driving it as it should be. Hopefully the pictures will give you a guide to its current condition, viewing is essential off course.
Before putting it on the usual web sites, thought to offer it to Elan-Net members first, and it will also appear in the classifieds, next issue of the UK Elan Club Magazine. I’d expect to get offers in the near region of £37,750.

Owned since March 1998, subject to a full rebuild the following year.
Original Chassis and Engine. (These can be checked as I have a copy of the old-style green logbook, showing owners back to first sale)

Sensible mod’s were incorporated during the rebuild, in addition to a new wiring loom (Sue Miller), a few are listed below:-

Solid Drive Shafts (Sue Miller Type, now Kelvadon)
Alternator (Ray Dent, small size)
Hi-Torque Starter Motor
(The original parts, Starter/Dynamo, front wishbones, Do-Nut Drives etc, I have kept and will come with the car, should the new owner wish to return it to 71-Spec)

The full-hood is as it came, back in the late 90’s. Intact, but I have never used it as the car has never been out in the rain. There is a Taunae Cover currently in use. (The hood frame is fine)


The bad bits:-
Currently the Fuel Gauge undereads. Fault has been traced to the Fuel-Tank sender unit. Normal I would have changed this when draining the fuel for winter.
The paint job I had done back in the late 90’s is starting to show some blisters, predominantly on the bonnet, around the bonnet recess and a few on the rear bumper. Probably as a result of me keeping it under soft-cover when garaged, which apparently should not be done with GRP body’s.

Any other questions, or you would like to view it, please drop me a PM
or call me on 07710-740949. (Ascot, Berkshire UK)

Thanks a lot, Freddie.
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1-red-sprint-cherry.jpg and
2-red-sprint-cherry.jpg and
3-red-sprint-cherry.jpg and
3-red-sprint-side.jpg and
4-red-sprint-front.jpg and
5-red-sprint-suspension.jpg and
6-red-sprint-engine.jpg and
7-red-sprint-paint.jpg and
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:29 pm

Beautiful Sprint. Possibily better than others for sale at the moment.
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Wed Sep 06, 2017 8:27 pm

Early cam cover - possibly an S4/Sprint ?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:22 am

It is indeed Richard, a Jul 70 S4 converted by the factory to Sprint spec before being sold to the first owner.

A very good looking Sprint with some good patina. Good luck with the sale, John.

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PostPost by: Fredtech » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:30 am

Thanks for the comment guys, much appreciated.
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