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Lotus Elan Sprint

PostPost by: umby » Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:05 am

What does RHD and LHD mean? American export Sprint models usually had twin Strombergs and the resulting buldge on the hood. But the car that i am going to buy doesn't have any buldge on the hood.
I can send a pictur of the engine....

The chassie number is 7108000193K: i understud 71 is the year, 08 is August, but "K"? I red from C to F are for US market, My arrived in Italy from US but is K?
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PostPost by: marc14725 » Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:41 am

RHD: right hand drive - LHD: left hand drive
K: cf. Lotus Elan Workshop Manual: Elan Federal Convertible

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PostPost by: rgh0 » Wed Dec 24, 2003 10:46 am

RHD = Right Hand Drive as in UK Australia Japan
LHD = Left Hand Drive as in USA and Europe

If it has no bonnet bulge I presume it has dellortos and thus was not an orginal USA delivery car. If LHD then would have been a European delivery car oringinally. My reference books are back in Australia and not with me as I am travelling in Germany visiting family so cant check the "K". Though Santa is bringing me a few new Lotus Books for christmas I believe !!!

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