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Lotus Elan Sprint on BaT

PostPost by: SGO 2F » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:15 pm

Good looking Sprint for sale on BaT. No relationship, just pointing it out...

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1973- ... -sprint-2/

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PostPost by: pharriso » Tue Feb 16, 2021 4:58 pm

This is Ted Taylor's worderful original 0297K, documented here (https://lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=36967 after Ted acquired it.

You would be hard pressed to find a more original unmodified Sprint. How many other cars do you know with the original 2er fuel tank still there?

Will be intereseting to see how many times the word Miata is mentioned by the pop corn crew.... :roll: :roll: :roll:
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Feb 16, 2021 5:12 pm

nice set of photos...

Is the gearbox knob original ? I thought this shape was rather for earlier models...
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PostPost by: Certified Lotus » Wed Feb 17, 2021 1:39 am

Ted and I drove a couple thousand miles together on road trips that were all back road driving over the last several years. His Sprint never missed a beat and he had no problems keeping up with my “breathed on” Elan S1. It’s a great car and some lucky person will get a nice original Sprint.

4552B5B4-CBB0-4F10-B609-8DC243E25DB2.jpeg and

Here is a video from one of our road trips to LOG:

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PostPost by: stugilmour » Wed Feb 17, 2021 5:30 am

The recommissioning thread was a great read. This car is so original!

Coincidentally, today I came across your thread about this car’s 2018 group trip to LOG38 in Cleveland. The YouTube link in the first post shows this great Sprint in action. What a dream trip. Unfortunately we couldn’t make LOG38, so missed seeing Ted’s great car.

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PostPost by: tedtaylor » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:23 pm

auction ends in 2 hours!!! :)
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