The Elan Sprint was the last version marketed, between 1971 and 1973, following the Series 1, 2, 3 and 4. Essentially, the Sprint was an up rated S4, fitted with a more powerful version of the Lotus twin cam engine. Though there are some who see the Sprint as a tuned S4, there is no doubt that Lotus intended it to be a separate version of the Elan (an “S5” in effect) and that it was marketed as such. The Sprint has become one of the more sought-after Elan types and they are relatively few in number.
Exterior: Most likely still in the first paint! There are some patches in some places where previous owners used some spray paint. Also some stars and small cracks in the paint. However, from 2 meters it looks great. Front windscreen is a little bit milky on the side and the rubber is old and dry.
Interior: 100% original in here and it still looks very nice! There are some very small cracks in the clearcoat on the wood but otherwise it looks amazing for an untouched original car. All instruments work as they should and everything else also works such as fan, lights etc.
Engine: The car was sitting for many years and that is the reason for the low mileage. Also, all fluids, the headgasket and the seals in the water pump have been replaced. The 4 speed gearbox is nice and tight. All brake hoses replaced, callipers rebuilt, and new brake cylinder, also clutch cylinder and hose. New stainless steel muffler, and new driveshafts (flexjoints). It starts easily and runs perfectly now.
History: The car was bought in U.K. in 1987, the recorded mileage then was 51,853 miles. It was then put on an airplane and flown to Stockholm, Sweden. There are inspection papers here in Sweden from almost every year and there has been only one owner of this car. Therefore, with certainty today the recorded millage is 60,820 miles! That is 97,400km only! With the car is a lot of interesting documentation such as the U.K. vehicle registration document in original. The plate number at the time was BH7 7BG and there are also original handbook, sales agreement, and MOT documents from both U.K. and Sweden.