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Introduced in the early 1960s, the Lotus Elan was produced until 1973 for the two-seater coupe and roadster models, and until 1975 for the Plus 2. Colin Chapman, whose main concern was to create a simple and light sports car that would compete with heavier and more luxurious sports cars of the era, designed the model. The result was a great success and the Lotus Elan was a serious threat to its competitors on the track. Although its 1.6-liter engine delivered less power126 hpthan rivals such as the Jaguar E-type and the AC Cobra, its 0 to 60 mph was rated under 7 seconds thanks to a quick and smooth gearbox and its low weight of 1550 lbs. The 1972 Lotus Elan was known as the Sprint model and followed the S4.
Looking to purchase a classic Lotus?
Should you be looking for a model of 1972 Lotus Elan to add to your collection, The Beverly Hills Car Club team can assist you. Understanding all the intricacies in the history of the model is useful when shopping for a Lotus Elan Sprint. Depending on the production year and month, the car will be made and equipped differently. For example, a few unsold Lotus Elan S4 models were converted to Sprint models by the factory when the model was introduced. Also, a five-speed gearbox made its debut in October 1972, adding value to the model. Don’t hesitate to call the experts of The Beverly Hills Car Club to ask for more details on the different variants and options available on the 1972 Lotus Elan. The team will help you find your perfect example whether or not they have it for sale in their growing inventory.
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