Lotus Elan

Just became a Lotus Elan Sprint owner

PostPost by: Mroz » Wed Sep 28, 2022 4:29 am

Hello ! Just became a first time Lotus Elan Sprint owner. Always wanted one. Got it on Bringatrailer. Its extensively restored. Have'nt received the car yet.

I didn't want to go thru the resto work. Just drive it. Pharriso invited me to join Lotuselan.net. So here i am. A lot of good info on the site.
Thank you. Nice to meet!
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PostPost by: pharriso » Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:13 am

Welcome MRoz!, looks like a stunning car; always good to see another Pistachio Sprint on here :-)

When do you take delivery?
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PostPost by: trw99 » Wed Sep 28, 2022 10:34 am

Welcome!

Nice looking Sprint.

But then, aren’t they all?

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PostPost by: cliveyboy » Wed Sep 28, 2022 2:33 pm

Welcome from a fellow Sprint owner.
Pistachio is a fantastic colour for an Elan.
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PostPost by: Mroz » Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:15 pm

i was not a fan of the pistachio color right away. I thought of doing a wrap in racing green or red about the white. But now the color is growing on me. Its kind of a 60's/70's thing.

I certainly would fit in with the lambo crowd. I should go to a Lambo meet and see the reaction.

Im thinking now to be happy with Pistachio.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Sep 28, 2022 3:20 pm

Congratulations on your new Elan!

The best part about owning an Elan is the joy of driving it. Explore the little roads nearby.

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PostPost by: mwhitaker » Wed Sep 28, 2022 5:11 pm

Congrats- what a lovely car. Pistachio over white is such a great color combo for a Sprint-enjoy and let us know what you find out about the car as you run it. This site is such a great resource-lots of help given willingly, often with a bit of cheek.

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PostPost by: ajwheels » Wed Sep 28, 2022 6:00 pm

mwhitaker wrote:This site is such a great resource-lots of help given willingly, often with a bit of cheek.


Welcome.....appears to be a wonderful car.....now's the time to drive the heck out of it. As Mark above said, lots of good info here, everyone willing to help.....and that "bit of cheek" brings a nice twist to it all......Enjoy.
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PostPost by: Mroz » Thu Sep 29, 2022 12:35 am

pharriso wrote:Welcome MRoz!, looks like a stunning car; always good to see another Pistachio Sprint on here :-)

When do you take delivery?


Hi Pharriso. Should get the car in a week or two. The car is in Washington state. Im in California bay area.
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PostPost by: Mroz » Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:45 am

mwhitaker wrote:Congrats- what a lovely car. Pistachio over white is such a great color combo for a Sprint-enjoy and let us know what you find out about the car as you run it. This site is such a great resource-lots of help given willingly, often with a bit of cheek.

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The color is growing on me. The car care products company Griot's used the Pistachio Lotus Elan Sprint 0295K as a Cover Car for advertisement. The photograph seems to get the hue right.
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PostPost by: Mroz » Thu Sep 29, 2022 1:48 am

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PostPost by: el-saturn » Thu Sep 29, 2022 5:56 am

lovely Elan: back in 1981, when i bought my S3, it was red and almost a Kelvedon (wide and ugly) body mod!! a freind convinced me to go BRG .................... i originaly wanted the outragious pistachio and somehow regret my decision. sandy: in 2 weeks i'll TURN 70!!
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PostPost by: Mroz » Thu Sep 29, 2022 7:00 pm

I had a few things checked on the Sprint before shipping and receiving. Their a a couple small cracks on the driver side rubber donut and a big tear on the passenger side.

I hear that the rubber donut quality can vary. Is their a specific manufacturer to buy high quality donuts??

The seller kindly said they will replace all 4.

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PostPost by: elansprint71 » Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:38 pm

Congratulations and welcome! :D
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PostPost by: pharriso » Thu Sep 29, 2022 8:53 pm

Mroz wrote:I hear that the rubber donut quality can vary. Is their a specific manufacturer to buy high quality donuts??

Thank you


Most of us have gone to CV driveshafts for this reason.

You're likely to get better replacement doughnuts from RD enterprises or David Bean.
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