Colin Chapman will always be an icon in the car industry, he will always
be remembered as having a major role in the Motor Sport History of the late
50's and 60's. A Man that was known by his engineering ability which
gave him several World Champion titles and made Lotus one of the most
desirable cars for any Racing driver to be in at a starting grid.
After the launch of the Elan in 1963 and after several specifications and
successes, Colin Chapman decided to do one final Special edition of the
Elan, with a more powerful Twin Cam engine, the Big Valve ,and also with
some added luxury in the interior.
The Elan Sprint was born.
Our Elan Sprint is a totally original car, with its original Lotus chassis
that was latter galvanised, fitted with the matching Big Valve Twin Cam
engine developing 130 bhp fed by the correct pair of twin choke Webers that
equipped very early Sprints. This car was always very well looked
after with huge service history that confirms its condition. Mechanicaly it
is very strong, smooth and powerful, showing it is fresh and in very good
The interior has all the correct original elements and is in
absolutely perfect original condition. The body has the right "patina "
and is in good condition.
This Lotus Elan Sprint FHC is a totally Matching numbers car and a piece
of Colin Chapman's history.