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The first Lotus Elan was built in 1962 and the model remained in production until 1973. In 1971, a special Elan Sprint series is introduced, based on the previous series 4 and powered by the 1.6-liter, 126-hp engine. Design-wise, its bicolored body with white lower panels, a gold separation line, and upper color chosen by the buyer distinguished the Lotus Elan Sprint. After a few years featuring Zenith-Stromberg depression carburetors, the Elan Sprint switches back to the Weber carburetors while keeping the bump on the hood created to fit the higher Zenith-Stromberg carburetors. A four-seater model was also offered from 1967, called the Lotus Elan Plus 2or +2. Its chassis was longer and the roof slightly higher. The 1971 Lotus Elan +2 was powered by the big valve, 126-hp engine of the Sprint models and was named the Lotus Elan +2 S130.
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Compared to similar sports cars of its generation, the Lotus Elan was made in high numbers. Finding models for sale shouldn’t be too difficult but be sure to get a good one. The Beverly Hills Car Club team has many years of experience buying and selling classics of all makes, models, and conditions. The experts will recommend getting the best example you can, within your budget. A model with a rust-free chassis and a sound engine can be a very reliable and enjoyable sports car. The Beverly Hills Car Club regularly adds models of classic cars for sale to their Los Angeles showroom. If you’re in the area, don’t hesitate to stop by and meet the team!
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