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UK Contemporary Sprint Articles
[links to articles are coming]
 
Autosport
 
1971
4 Feb
Big Valve Engine for Elan
 
1971
18 Mar
Sprint DHC Ultimate Kit Car, Bolster
YVF 900J
 
1971
Oct
Lotus Supplement
 
1971
2 Dec
A High Speed Walker, tuned Ian Walker Sprint DHC
 
1972
21 Sep
Hexagon Elan Estate
CAC 681J
 
1973
8 Feb
Sprint FHC Road Test, Bolster
KAH 604L
 
1973
Sep
Lotus supplement, 5 speed box, final Sprint production
 
Autocar
 
1971
3 Jun
Sprint FHC Autotest
AVF 444J
 
1972
5 Oct
Look at Lotus, Chapman interview
Car
 
1971
Jun
Sprint FHC v TR6
WAR 551J
+ Sprint advert
 
1972
Spring
Fun Car insert, Tony Rudd interview
 
1972
May
Interview Colin Chapman
 
1972
Aug
Sprint FHC v E Type, Alfa GTV, BMW 2002
BAH 550J
 
1972
Oct
Sprint DHC v Jensen Healey
Cars & Car Conversions
 
1972
May
Sprint FHC v Europa
DVF 123K
 
1972
Oct
S3 Tuned up
 
Motor
 
1970
Dec
S4 v Europa, Marcos, TVR, Trident
[link]
 
1971
6 Mar
Sprint DHC Sports Car Par Excellence
YVF 900J
[link]
Motor Sport
 
1971
Jul
Sprint DHC Road Impressions
YVF 900J
 
1972
Jan
Track car test “Elan Development”
[link]
 
1972
May
Broadspeed BDA conversion
DUE 886K
[link]
 
1972
Dec
Hexagon Elan Estate
[link]
Motoring News
1971
15 Jul
Sprint Road Test
YVF 900J [link]
 
International Contemporary Sprint Articles
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kraftfahrzeug Kurier, Germany
(Motor Vehicle Courier)
1971
15 Nov
Wir Fuhren Vom Weltmeister Sprint FHC
(From the world champions, we drive the Sprint)
RHD BAH 550J
Motor Trend
USA
1972
Jan
The latest Lotus position – road test
[link]
Rallye Racing, Gemany
1971
Dec
Plastikbomber – Sprint FHC v Renault Alpine 1600S
RHD BAH 550J
Road & Track
USA
1972
Mar
Road test
 [link]
Car & Driver
USA
1973
Jan
Road test
 [link]
Echappement
France
(Exhaust)
1972
 
Lotus Special feature
 
[link]
Powerslide
Switzerland
1971
Dec
Road test
RHD BAH 550J
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
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Dates Used
Title
Notes
May, Jun 71
DHC on sands with performance blurb
Aug 71
DHC on sands with performance blurb
Oct 71
Q&A session, dealers with Barry Carter, Sales
Nov 71
DHC on sands
Feb 72
DHC in highlight
Apr 72
DHC on sands
Mar 73
Order component Elan before VAT is imposed 1st Apr 73

 

 

 
Brochures:
 
Owners Handbook “Lotus Elan 4 Sprint”
Service Voucher Book, Lotus Elan & +2 Models
 
Lotus Elan “Sprint”. Glossy first sheet, colour. DHC S4 LHD in black over yellow paint scheme. Chapman blurb plus technical specs for S4 SE version. Sep 70. Subsequently issued for October 1970 Motor Show with diff ratio options and first mention of Big Valve engine specification.
 
Elan Sprint Card, two fold, colour. FHC & DHC, blurb, performance and technical specs. 1971
 
1971 Lotus Colour Range, card, one fold, cut out Sprint, +2 and Europa. Colours shown are Cirrus White, Maroon, Lotus Yellow, Light Orange, Lime Green, Metallic Blue and Carnival Red.
 
The Pace Setter. Insert, double sided, colour. FHC in yellow on one side. On other, Pistachio FHC and yellow DHC featured. SE twin cam picture, both types of steering wheel. Used 1971 & 1972
 
Lotus Winners Choice. Two fold, colour. FHC Sprint, +2S130 7 Europa Special, tech specs. Sprint tech specs include option of five speed box. Oct 72
Note:
I acknowledge the copyright of all the original articles, road tests and other media that I have used on this site. Permission to use these articles has been sought.
 
 
 
Prices:
 
Mar 71 DHC £1686 in component form, FHC £1663
May 71 DHC £1695 in component form, FHC £1685 (Motor Sport road test)
Jun 71  FHC £1716 in component form (Autocar road test)
May 72 FHC £2160.85 assembled
Sep 72 DHC £1835 + £383.85 purchase tax = £2219.58 (Car road test)
Oct 72 DHC £1965 + £380.73 purchase tax = £2345.73. 5 speed box £2065 + £569.48 = £2634.48 (Motor show catalogue)
Feb 73 FHC £2044 in component form, £2471.40 assembled
 
1 Jun 71 Lotus Price List, incls options. Net ex factory and fully built, incl purchase tax
 
FHC                                                     1727                 2256.99
DHC                                                     1737                 2270.04
 
3.55 diff ratio                                                                 31.99
Air Horns                                                                      9.79
Radio – Smiths, incl speakers,
    aerial and RSK (radio suppression kit)                         46.00
Tonneau cover DHC                                                       22.19
Tinted front screen                                                         31.33
Tinted glass all round FHC                                              43.08
Tinted glass all round DHC                                              37.86
Heated rear screen/tinted
    front screen/clear sides FHC                                       39.17
Workshop manual                                                          5.00
Parts list                                                                       4.90
 
1 Oct 72 Lotus price list
 
FHC                                                      1940                 2345.73
DHC                                                      1940                 2345.73
 
3.55 diff ratio                                                                  30.21
Air Horns                                                                       9.67
Radio –, incl speakers,
    aerial and RSK                                                           43.50
Tonneau cover DHC                                                        21.75
Tinted front screen                                                          30.21
Tinted glass all round FHC                                               41.08
Tinted glass all round DHC                                              36.25
Heated rear screen/tinted
    front screen/clear sides FHC                                        37.46
Heated rear screen only FHC                                           19.33
Workshop manual                                                           5.00
Single colour paintwork (extra)                                         18.13
Metallic paint (extra)                                                        36.25
 
Note: 5 speed gearbox available on +2S130 & Europa
 
11 May 73 Final Lotus price list