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PostPost by: Babaky » Sun Sep 17, 2023 7:20 pm

Hi there

I am Babak, a general lover of classic cars that handle well and are relatively quick. I am the proud recent owner of a type 14 and am very keen to add to this an elite Sprint....but a LHD one as I live in Europe now.
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Wed Sep 20, 2023 5:23 pm

Hello Babak, and welcome !

there are some elans in France (and nearby), I'm sure you'll find one if you're looking hard enough. Which part of the country are you based in?

ps: back in the 90s in the US a friend of mine had a brother with the same name as yours...

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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Sep 20, 2023 7:02 pm

Welcome Babak!
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PostPost by: Babaky » Wed Sep 20, 2023 7:22 pm

nmauduit wrote:Hello Babak, and welcome !

there are some elans in France (and nearby), I'm sure you'll find one if you're looking hard enough. Which part of the country are you based in?

ps: back in the 90s in the US a friend of mine had a brother with the same name as yours...

Nic

Hi Nic
Thanks for the welcome, I have had no luck finding a Sprint in EUROPE, there are some elans in France but not a single sprint that I have found.
Was your friend in Washington DC?
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PostPost by: Sadbrewer » Thu Sep 21, 2023 11:07 am

Babaky wrote:
nmauduit wrote:Hello Babak, and welcome !

there are some elans in France (and nearby), I'm sure you'll find one if you're looking hard enough. Which part of the country are you based in?

ps: back in the 90s in the US a friend of mine had a brother with the same name as yours...

Nic

Hi Nic
Thanks for the welcome, I have had no luck finding a Sprint in EUROPE, there are some elans in France but not a single sprint that I have found.
Was your friend in Washington DC?
Babak


If it's the performance of the Elan you want but can't find a Sprint, I would try and find a test drive on an S4 standard or S4 SE...I can assure you they are quick enough for most people.
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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Thu Sep 21, 2023 5:23 pm

Unless you specifically must have a genuine Sprint. The chances are if an Elan has had an engine rebuild its likely the owner took the opportunity to upgrade it to Big valve "Sprint" spec.
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