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Introduced in the early 1960s, the Lotus Elan was produced for more than a decade, in different variants. The first models were the roadster models, with an optional hardtop. From 1967 to 1975, a Lotus Elan Plus 2 with four seats was added to the model range. The Elan evolved steadily throughout the years, adding horsepower and neat design features. The last version of the Lotus Elan was the Sprint model, powered by a 1.6-liter, 126-hp, DOHC engine with Weber carburetors. Equipped with rack and pinion steering, disc brakes and all-around independent suspension, the Lotus Elan Spirit was an advanced vehicle. Designed by Colin Chapman, the goal was to reduce weight and provide a slick driving experience. The 1973 Lotus Elan Spirit was very successful and its number one quality was remarkable handling.
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1973 was the last year of production for the two-seater coupe and convertible models. Those models offered the most advanced equipment in terms of mechanics and electronics, and they are the most desirable nowadays. The Lotus Elan Plus 2 model remained in production until 1975. If you’re looking at a particular example of 1973 Lotus Elan, The Beverly Hills Car Club team can provide you with useful tips and advice to help you make the best purchase. One thing to remember is that a Lotus Elan with good electronics and a sound engine can be a very reliable and easy to maintain vehicle. Be sure to check all electronic equipment and have the car inspected by a classic Lotus expert.
The Beverly Hills Car Club has a wide inventory of classic cars for sale, from all makes, models, and conditions. Come visit the Los Angeles showroom anytime to view the current models of 1973 Lotus Elan for sale. The team is looking forward to helping you find your dream classic Lotus, whether it’s in their collection or not. Connect soon to get started and experience an easy and hassle-free purchase!
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