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Elan Sprint on cover of Fall 2016 Griot's Garage Catalog

PostPost by: pharriso » Fri Nov 18, 2016 11:44 pm

Griot's Garage is a vendor of car care products here in the States with a Web site (http://www.griotsgarage.com & a catalogue.

The new catalog feature's Tom Lee's Federal Elan Sprint (0295K) which he recently had restored in Washington State. I have scanned the front & rear covers:
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Tom bought his car off Bring A Trailer just over a year ago http://bringatrailer.com/listing/1972-lotus-elan-sprint/
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PostPost by: lotocone » Sat Nov 19, 2016 2:07 am

Thanks for the links. A friend mentioned the pictures on the catalog today, but I don't receive it. I always liked those colors :D
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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Sat Nov 19, 2016 3:59 am

now let me get this right..... he bought it on BaT for $42K and then had it taken apart, modified/upgraded and reassembled to what we see now??
must be nice to be able to throw money around like that.
beautiful car then and now.
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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 8:18 pm

The link to griotsgarage.com/covercars leads to some fabulous-looking cars but not, as far as I can see, to the Sprint. One of the cars shown is a 2015 Dodge Charger which looks great, in what appears to be Pistaccio! I remember seeing two Lambo Miuras, in this colour, blasting up the King's Road in Chelsea back in the early 70's.

I think I've only once before seen 26/R wheels fitted to an S4 shell, they look pretty huge and really emphasise how much "fatter" the 26/R wheel arches are over even S4 arches. This car does not have the tiny side/parking white lights adjacent to the front indicators, is that normal for US spec, or has the owner deleted them?
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:18 pm

elansprint71 wrote:The link to griotsgarage.com/covercars leads to some fabulous-looking cars but not, as far as I can see, to the Sprint.


I'm assuming that they will post the Elan pictures there at some point in the future.

elansprint71 wrote:This car does not have the tiny side/parking white lights adjacent to the front indicators, is that normal for US spec, or has the owner deleted them?


Yes, that's a federal thing, same with the repeaters on the front fenders... adding lightness!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Mon Nov 21, 2016 10:20 pm

elansprint71 wrote:I think I've only once before seen 26/R wheels fitted to an S4 shell, they look pretty huge and really emphasise how much "fatter" the 26/R wheel arches are over even S4 arches.


I've seen pictures of this car with restored original wheels, looks better to me...
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