Lotus Elan

Looking for a lost sprint.

PostPost by: Elan Peter » Wed May 29, 2019 2:15 pm

Hello everyone, I am enquiring on behalf of a friend and wondered if somebody would be able to find a sprint Elan he used to own. It was a 1973 red sprint registered ABK 448k. Any assistance would be great as we would like to track it down.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Wed May 29, 2019 4:20 pm

It’s not on the dvla database so something happened to it before they went to the current database (early 80’#?).

So either written off/scrapped, exported or sitting in a barn somewhere.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Thu May 30, 2019 6:16 pm

Hi Steve, thanks for replying. The previous owner says that it may have been a 71 car as he did some checks.
The VIN/chassis/frame number is:
7102040208E
Engine number N 23216
I hope that helps anybody else who knows anything.
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PostPost by: trw99 » Fri May 31, 2019 2:08 pm

Peter, I’m afraid I have no record of this car on my Sprint register. Since it falls into the range of those records that were lost in the flood at Hethel, neither will the factory be able to offer any help.

It may be worth asking Club Lotus if they’ve any record of it, otherwise it appears to have perished.

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PostPost by: Old English White » Fri May 31, 2019 3:46 pm

Hi Peter,
I forwarded your message on the French Lotus Club...
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Fri May 31, 2019 6:03 pm

That is very kind of you. Thank you christian.
Let's hope they find something.
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1967 Elan S3 (for sale https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-dhc-s3/)
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PostPost by: richardcox_lotus » Fri May 31, 2019 8:49 pm

It maybe worth advising where it was based when last sold ?
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:16 pm

The car is believed to have been stolen years ago, my friend asked for my help to find the car.
He has given me the above details but that is all I know.
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:45 am

Then there’s zero chance of it ever turning up now after 30+ years of being missing. It will have either been given a new ID and is masquerading still under that ID or more likely robbed of its engine/box and put in an Anglia, Cortina or lookylikey Seven
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:56 am

You are probably right. I will have to tell the "owner" (I suppose he still is the owner).
Shame that we couldn't find it but I would like to thank everybody for trying. You have all been very helpful.
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1967 Elan S3 (for sale https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-dhc-s3/)
1972 Elan Plus 2S (Next project, awaiting full restoration)

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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:34 pm

Probably not the owner - presumably his insurers paid out so they are the owners now.
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:36 pm

I don't think they ever paid out, that's why he wants it back!
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:37 pm

That’s odd what’s the story there then?
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PostPost by: Elan Peter » Sun Jun 02, 2019 12:52 pm

Not sure, all I know is that he kept the car in a lock-up and somebody broke in and stole the sprint.
And that's all I know.
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1965 Elan S2 (in bits but will be a fantastic early 26r style car one day)
1967 Elan S3 (for sale https://paulmattysportscars.co.uk/lotus-elan-dhc-s3/)
1972 Elan Plus 2S (Next project, awaiting full restoration)

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