Elan Sprint For Sale

 

1971 Lotus Elan Sprint --- restored/upgraded

VIN: 7101020129K    Engine:  G/24300

SUMMARY (Pictures BELOW)

…  3,000 miles since 2002/3 professional restoration; excellent condition 
… restoration and modification by Rich Kamp/Sonoma Raceway, body by Bob
       Groat/Santa Rosa, dash by Randy Keller/Prestige Autowood/San Jose
… ~150 hp big-valve twin cam engine, 20-overbore and 11:1 compression, high-lift
        Q420 cams, steel crank/rods, forged pistons, magnafluxed and balanced,
        40DCOE Webers, high-capacity oil pump, large bore 4-2-1 header, aluminum
        alloy flywheel and bell housing, Pertronix ignition
… close-ratio gearbox with magnesium case, aluminum tail housing, 3.77 limited
        slip differential (LSD), constant velocity joint (CVJ) half-shafts 
… alternator, gear reduction starter, auxiliary electric fuel pump w/ inertia cut-off
… Spyder UK frame, Safety Devices rollbar, uprated springs, wider wheels/tires
… excellent body and paint, no spider cracks, flat bonnet, no side-markers
… all-leather interior, solid wood dash, custom cloth top  
… performance and reliability upgrades in every area, as detailed below

 

HISTORY:  complete restoration/upgrade in 2002/3 by Rich Kamp, Kampena Motors, Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point) CA;
$63,790 restoration/upgrade bill; odometer at restoration 54,513 ….
purchased by current owner in February 2006 at 55,589 miles; ~3,082 total miles since restoration, garaged and covered;
never driven in rain or on damp roads, never wet-washed

Rich Kamp (2006): “This car was stripped to the bare shell and built up from there, with just                       
                                about every option you could want. Restored to a very high level.
                                I am a Lotus specialist and have had my Sprint since new. I know what is
                                stock and how to restore a car, even with all of these modifications, and
                                make it look very original. It is one of the nicest cars I have done. The car
                                needs nothing. It is immaculate and has all you would want in an Elan.”

     

SPECIFICS
NOTE: below, “new” means as of 2002/3 restoration (3,000 miles ago) or since then

chassis: new Spyder (UK) frame with stock suspension geometry; Safety Devices (UK) rollbar

engine: “bhp about 150” (R. Kamp), Weber head with twin 40DCOE Webers, 0.020” cylinder overbore, steel crank and rods, forged pistons,
11:1 compression ratio (stock ratio is 10.3:1), Pertronix electronic ignition with Flamethrower high-perf coil, Q420/0.418" hi-lift cams (Q360/0.36” stock)
with uprated valve springs, all bearings and seals replaced, all parts magnafluxed and balanced, high capacity oil pump, braided stainless oil line to 100psi oil pressure gauge,
aluminum alloy flywheel, new ring gear, aluminum bell housing, new engine mounts, braided stainless fuel loom to carburetors

exhaust system: large bore ceramic-coated 4-2-1 headers, 2” diameter stainless exhaust pipe, RD Enterprises stainless steel performance muffler

drive train: new 8-1/2" clutch, new clutch hydraulics, braided stainless hydraulic clutch line; 4-speed close ratio gearbox with magnesium case and aluminum
tail housing (ratios: 2.50, 1.64, 1.23, 1.0 ; standard ratios: 2.972, 2.010, 1.397, 1.0), full transmission rebuild in 2016, solid billet shift lever with (rare) teardrop shift knob,
3.77 limited slip differential (LSD) with Redline GL-5, constant velocity joint half-shafts (CVJ on both ends) with webbed-fabric droop-limiting straps, new transmission and differential mounts
                                                                                                                                                  
suspension: 30% uprated springs, new standard front wishbones; adjustable smaller-diameter spring perches on Chapman rear struts; Spax adjustable shocks, all bushings replaced

cooling system:  3-row-core wide-version radiator, uprated electrical fan with override-on switch, 175 degree (80 centigrade) thermostat,
air-bleed on water inlet (thermostat) housing

electrical: 55-amp mini-alternator (small and light conversion from standard generator), new wiring harness at restoration, on-board battery tender, anti-theft switch,
Valentine One radar/laser detector with remote display, quick-release battery terminal, dual air horns

starter: new high-capacity gear reduction starter replacing standard Bendix starter

brakes: new original equipment hard brakes lines, new braided stainless soft lines, new discs (front & rear), no vacuum servo,
brake system hydraulics all new/rebuilt

fuel system: new aluminum alloy corrosion-resistant tank (light weight, 7.5 lbs.), quick-release gas cap, Facet auxiliary electric fuel pump in series with original mechanical pump,
with inertia cut-off switch and adjustable fuel pressure regulator

wheels/tires: (rare) Minilite Sport MS1460 6” x 14” alloy wheels, hex knock-on hubs, new wheel bearings; new Dunlop Direzza ZII 185/60R14 tires,
34” heavy duty spanner for hex wheel nuts

body: all work by Lotus body specialist Bob Groat, Santa Rosa CA; cracks/spiders filled, body reinforced at weak points, front and rear side-markers removed,
wheel wells internally re-shaped for larger wheels/tires, flat bonnet (no hood bulge); paint: clearcoat prep,
monocolour red body, silver bumpers; no spider cracks; 3M stone guard behind each wheel opening
                                                                                      
interior: new solid African rosewood dash by Randy Keller, Prestige Autowood, San Jose CA, (oil-resin finish both sides,
all edges covered with plastic trim; no cracks or blemishes), all-leather interior (seats, dashpad, pillar trims, under-facia valences, header rail,
center console, and door panels) in gray with red piping and stitching, gray Wilton-wool cabin and trunk carpets, gray loop-carpet floor mats;
Blaupunkt radio/CD player with removable face plate, 200 watt power amp mounted in trunk/boot, Infinity speakers; 4-point red-orange seat belts,
rebuilt pedal assembly and steering column, Sportline 13” leather-rimmed steering wheel, (rare) tear-drop shift knob, mounted fire extinguisher, bound Elan Workshop Manual with Sprint supplement

top/cover: new custom Stayfast black canvas-cloth top with rear cover; Dustop indoor car cover

Unreliable standard components replaced:
generator                                  (replaced by 55 amp mini-alternator)
drivetrain rotoflex donuts           (by CV joint halfshafts)
standard narrow radiator            (by wide 3-core version)
engine-driven radiator fan          (by high-capacity electric fan with override-on switch)
bendix-gear starter                    (by high capacity gear-reduction starter)
distributor/points                       (by Pertronix electronic ignition)
mechanical fuel pump                (electric pump in series, w/ regulator and inertia shut-off)

Known Issues:            
                        Windshield (some delamination at edges; unchanged since 2006 purchase)
                        Fuel smell in trunk (seepage around gas level sensor?)
                          Some oil seepage from engine

                       

Driver’s door fit at rear bottom (worse than most Elans :-)        

                       

$42,500 Firm

                       

Contact Tony EMAIL HERE         716-861-1412