Lotus Elan

Lotus Elan Sprint FHC. 1973.

PostPost by: greg40green » Fri Dec 02, 2016 10:16 pm

Fully restored 1973 Lotus Elan Sprint FHC
Restored on a LR galvanised chassis.
Fully rebuilt engine running unleaded head , covered 350 miles maximum.
Reconditioned gearbox and diff,new clutch and clutch cylinder.

Full suspension renewal inclusive of springs and rear inserts.
'All' bushes , seals and wheel bearing replaced with new.
Brakes front and rear inclusive of servo reconditioned by Classicar Automotive, new discs front and rear , new pads front and rear.
Carb's vapour blasted , sonically cleaned and reconditioned.
Re-cored radiator , electric fan but original fan and bracket comes with the car.
New dizzy , new alternator , new heater valve, reconditioned fuel pump, all brake lines renewed , new petrol tank, new boot boards.
Running new roto flex.

Sits on reconditioned original K/O wheels ( X 5 in total ) , new Firestone tyres, new chrome wheel embelishers , new wheel spinners.

Head lamps inclusive of rims and headlamp bowls are new, side lights ,indicators , boot mounted number plate lights are new.
New O/E door rubbers and boot seal rubber , new front and rear window seal rubbers inclusive of chrome infill strips, new front screen.
New front mesh number plate grill and letters / numbers, number plate.
New carpets, new headlining ,new centre console , new windscreen pillar trims.
New door handles and boot handle,all badges replaced with new .

'All' nuts , bolts , clips , fixings have been re-zinc plated or replaced with correct imperial fixings, all black work / paint work has been refurbished.
Whenever original items ( Not reproduction) could be sourced I obtained and fitted them or had the original items refurbished.

The seats / upholstery is in perfect and unmarked condition , dash board is the original straight grained veneered type and is in near perfect condition other than 3 very slight marks around the radio aperture ( If you fitted a radio the marks would definitely not be seen), dash top perfect condition.

All instruments , switches ( switches are a little milky in colour which I'm trying to rectify) , knobs , cables are in perfect original condition not reproduction parts.
Wiring harness has been renewed by previous owner and is in perfect , as new condition.

Paint work .
The original paint work suffered from micro blistering caused when in storage by the extreme cold winter weather 5 + years ago.
Back to gel coat repaint at massive cost was completed 3 years ago and is in stunning unmarked condition.
Whilst the body was stripped the sill reinforcing wires were replaced with new ones.

The previous owner had this Elan Sprint for 20 years , previous to him the Elan was owned by a Newcastle Lotus dealer for a number of years who bought it for his daughter.
I have owned the Elan Sprint in excess of 5 years.

Masses of bills and believe it or not a stamped up service history ( By previous Lotus dealer/ owner ).

Since restoration I have covered 350 miles , 'its new'!
Comes with some original tools ,tool storage bag, original jack and hessian carry sack.

Reason for sale ?
I want to start the restoration of my 1964 S1 Elan.

Price?
£40K
Expensive but anyone restoring one of these perfectly will be aware of the costs.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:36 pm

Not expensive, imho, when one looks at the price of the likes of TR4 and other inferior tin boxes of the same vintage. :)
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sat Dec 03, 2016 7:53 pm

"Burnt Sand" brown, very rare color and beautiful all shiny like this....
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PostPost by: pharriso » Sat Dec 03, 2016 8:30 pm

tedtaylor wrote:"Burnt Sand" brown, very rare color and beautiful all shiny like this....


No Ted, It's Tawny Brown Metallic ...

Burnt Sand is the color of that S4 that you sold to Uruguay - http://www.lotuselan.net/forums/lotus-elan-f19/1969-dhc-from-uruguay-restored-t34556.html
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sun Dec 04, 2016 12:43 am

guess i need to see them side by side to tell the difference. :oops:
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PostPost by: greg40green » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:46 pm

Several people interested in my 1973 Elan Sprint FHC have requested photo's of bonnet , boot and door shut lines plus requests to see more of the engine bay , the photo's of the engine bay are not very good but I can assure everyone that there are no oil or water leaks , the engine bay is as new as is the rest of the car.
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PostPost by: Famous Frank » Tue Dec 06, 2016 6:48 pm

That is one gorgeous Elan. Why are you selling?

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PostPost by: greg40green » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:28 pm

Thank's for the positive comments.
I am selling as I want to restore a 1964 S1 that I have.
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PostPost by: greg40green » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:01 pm

Hello and my apologies to the person with the Scottish accent ( Kenny , Colin ? ) who telephoned last week and left a message for a call back .
Sadly I cannot make out your message or the telephone number you left as it was a very poor line.
If you still want me to contact you please could you call again preferably on my mobile .
Much appreciated
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PostPost by: coopers » Tue Mar 14, 2017 3:24 pm

Is this car now on Matty's website? it looks very nice.
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PostPost by: coopers » Thu Mar 30, 2017 4:13 pm

- now sold on Mattys website.
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PostPost by: greg40green » Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:50 pm

My car .
I'v not been contacted by Mr Matty yet to confirm the sale but fingers crossed.
I did advertise it privately at much less money, was quite surprised that I only had one genuine enquiry who turned out to be a car trader.
Obviously and quite rightly Mr Matty is charging commission.

Goes to show good cars always sell even if I say so myself .

On with the rebuild of my S1 and S3 .
I wonder if I will ever get time to enjoy one of my rebuilds. Sound familiar?
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PostPost by: JimE » Tue Apr 11, 2017 10:01 pm

Did it sell for the asking price?
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PostPost by: greg40green » Wed Apr 12, 2017 5:35 pm

I don't have disclosure of the 'sold' price but can confirm that I got my asking price from Paul Matty.

My Sprint was sold to the new owner with warranty , full service / inspection and any work being completed as per new owners spec.

It should be noted that the only interest I received via many for sale adds on the internet , classic car sites , magazines etc was via 2 traders one of whom offered £25,000.00 without viewing my car.

It was a breath of fresh air dealing via Paul Matty's , spot on to buy and sell through.
I have absolutely no association with Paul Matty Sports cars but credit where credits due , hope he doesn't sell up any time soon.
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PostPost by: JimE » Wed Apr 12, 2017 6:25 pm

Yes Paul Matty does appear to shift cars reasonably quickly. Thanks Greg.
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