Lotus Elan

Just became a Lotus Elan Sprint owner

PostPost by: The Veg » Fri Sep 30, 2022 2:33 am

Welcome Mroz! Car looks like a sweet one!
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PostPost by: 2mAn » Fri Sep 30, 2022 4:09 am

I was watching that auction, hopefully you didn’t have to pay much more than the final bid! Glad it found a home here in California
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PostPost by: gjz30075 » Fri Sep 30, 2022 3:09 pm

Congratulations and welcome! I really like the 26R style wheels and KOs on your car
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PostPost by: Mroz » Fri Sep 30, 2022 11:14 pm

gjz30075 wrote:Congratulations and welcome! I really like the 26R style wheels and KOs on your car


The look is good. According to some posts 26R weight is 8-9 lbs lighter per wheel.
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PostPost by: Mroz » Sun Oct 16, 2022 2:17 am

My Lotus Sprint is loaded in the truck. Should have it in a couple days. I haven't see it in person.
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PostPost by: gentry74 » Tue Nov 08, 2022 11:52 pm

have you gotten to drive that beauty yet?
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PostPost by: Mroz » Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:28 am

gentry74 wrote:have you gotten to drive that beauty yet?


Yes!

I've own many great sports cars. I took a bit of a risk buying the car site unseen and never driven a Lotus. Researched many videos and web resources that gave me a reasonable expectation of the handling, history, engineering and motor. Knowing a little Lotus 60's history helps define the car and what its about. .

I live in the California bay area, Lucky we have a lot of great local drives. After delivery, I took the car up to the Napa wine country and drove the Silverado trail up the Anderson Valley to Healdsburg,Ca. Stayed the night and drove back. About a 250 mile trip. Almost no stop signs, great scenery and a variety of road conditions.

I love the car. Its a fabulous mechanical experience of the 60's era. Nothing better. Comfortable and never tiring
of the engagement. My wife really liked it too. Its a keeper. I can't wait to take morning drives for a coffee. Im going to put a lot of miles on the car.
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PostPost by: StressCraxx » Wed Nov 09, 2022 4:48 am

Congratulations on your new Sprint! Hope you come out for some drives with the Golden Gate Lotus Club. www.gglotus.org
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PostPost by: mwhitaker » Wed Nov 09, 2022 2:30 pm

Looks fantastic-congrats and enjoy the driving/owner experience. You will most likely have lots of local Lotus support as well!

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