Lotus Elan Sprints running clear of siblings
One of the all-time great drivers’ cars, the Elan Sprint is always finding new fans but owners tend to hang on to them. In turn, that’s once again driving up values, which are now way above those for regular non-sprint examples of the lightweight icon.
As if to prove the point, UK Sports Cars is currently offering a nicely presented yellow drophead that the last owner kept for 31 years. With no imminent needs, it carries an asking price of £48,995, and that’s pretty much where the market is for good ones now.
If it seems a lot for a small, glassfibre Lotus, don’t worry. Not only will one drive down a country road make you instantly forget any logical financial reasoning – buy well now and you will also never struggle to find the next buyer when the time to part does come.