1972 Lotus Elan Sprint

VIN# 72020256K

Mileage: 32,899 Miles

Transmission: 4-Speed Manual

Drivetrain: RWD

Interior: Black

Exterior: Lotus Yellow / White


Price: Sold


The Lotus Elan was ahead of its time in regards to power to weight ratio. With a 1,500-pound curb weight, it was able to compete with the Corvettes of its era. The chassis was the main focal point during the design process, which still holds true to this day. The fiberglass body is bolted to the chassis at 16 points but offers very little additional rigidity. Four-wheel disc brakes and four-wheel independent suspension aid the Sprint to stop and turn on a dime.


The two-tone livery was inspired by the John Player Gold Leaf cigarette racing sponsorship graphics. This Sprint is finished in a signature two-tone Lotus Yellow over White. A black canvas soft-top is stowed below The interior features black vinyl bucket seats with textured center inserts, a wood veneer dashboard, and a wooden shift knob.


Power is delivered from a 1,558cc twin-cam inline four-cylinder mated to a fully-synchronized four-speed manual gearbox. Factory power ratings are estimated at around 126 HP. Many parts were used in collaboration with Ford UK. The “Lotus TwinCam” engine was based off of the Ford Kent Pre-Crossflow four-cylinder. The rights to this design were later purchased by Ford, at that time it was re-named the “Lotus-Ford Twin Cam”.


This example has been under the same ownership for the past 20 years. It was put into storage in running condition but would benefit from a general tune-up. Please inquire about our mechanical services!


All reasonable offers and trades are always considered. For any additional information, feel free to visit our showroom at 2475 Fairfield Ave, Black Rock, CT 06605, or give us a call at +(203) 335-9555.



  • 1.6L DOHC Inline-4

  • 4-Speed Manual Transmission 

  • 4-Wheel Disc Brakes

  • Production Date: 02/72

  • Sprint Production Estimated: 900-1,353

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