Car Information

the elan

Car Information

Car ID: 1389
Series: Sprint
Variant: DHC
Model: Sprint|DHC|45
Year: 1972
Type: 45
Chassis : 0248K
Color: Carnival Red
Engine :
Purchase Date: 2015-07-15
Sold Date :
Comments: Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end and dash of the car, rebuilt the driver's door window mechanism, added footwell LED lights, converted to a Voigt 5-speed transmission, replaced the radio and speakers, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive.
Owner ID: 2746
First name: Steve
City Tulsa
State: Oklahoma
Country: United States
Member Since: 2020-9-18
Record Created: 2020-09-18 14:16:50
Record Modified: 2020-10-17 13:40:17
Factory Data - I've lost track of where this data originated and it may be incomplete, inaccurate, false, or just plain made up.
Year: 72
Month:
Production Batch:
Type: 45
Chassis: 0248K
Suffix: K (S4 DHC Federal)
Engine:
Gearbox:
Color:
Build Date: 1000-01-01
Notes:

Record Update History

Operation Date Modified Year Type Chassis Series Variant Color Engine Purchase Date Sold Date Comments Image Owner City State Country
UPDATE 2020-10-17 13:40:17 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Carnival Red 2015-07-15 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end and dash of the car, rebuilt the driver's door window mechanism, added footwell LED lights, converted to a Voigt 5-speed transmission, replaced the radio and speakers, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States
UPDATE 2020-09-18 17:32:25 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Carnival Red 2015-07-15 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end of the car, rebuilt the driver's door window mechanism, added footwell LED lights, converted to a Voigt 5-speed transmission, replaced the radio and speakers, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States
UPDATE 2020-09-18 17:27:15 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Carnival Red 2015-07-15 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end of the car, rebuilt the driver's door window mechanism, added footwell LED lights, converted to a Voigt 5-speed transmission, replaced the radio and speakers, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States
UPDATE 2020-09-18 17:24:33 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Circus Red 2015-07-15 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end of the car, rebuilt the driver's door window mechanism, added footwell LED lights, converted to a Voigt 5-speed transmission, replaced the radio and speakers, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States
UPDATE 2020-09-18 17:22:07 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Circus Red 2015-07-15 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end of the car, rebuilt the driver's door window mechanism, added footwell LED lights, converted to a Voigt 5-speed transmission, replaced the radio and speakers, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States
UPDATE 2020-09-18 17:20:03 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Circus Red 2015-07-15 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end of the car, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States
UPDATE 2020-09-18 17:17:48 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Circus Red 2020-09-18 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end of the car, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States
INSERT 2020-09-18 17:16:50 1972 45 0248K Sprint DHC Circus Red 2020-09-18 0000-00-00 Purchased in 2015 off of eBay from a seller in Scottsdale, AZ. Car was advertised as ready-to-go, but what arrived on the truck wasn't. So far I've replaced the failed generator/regulator with an alternator, retuned the carbs and distributor to Euro specs, upgraded the radiator and fan to 26R specs, swapped the iron exhaust manifold for mild steel headers, converted to CV rear axles, rebuilt the front calipers, replaced the front shocks and springs with adjustable types (the posted pic is the "before" version), rewired the front end of the car, and replaced the top and top cover. It's now very reliable and a joy to drive. mycar Steve Tulsa Oklahoma United States

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