The Elite's was made from 73 to 82 but there was a gap in there. The easiest way to tell the era is the sled color. From 73 to 75 were like the one shown were white and had a 440 F/C motor. There was probelms with the earlier ones with vapor lock as the engine compartments were no well vented. There was a gap in between. The Elites came back in 78 with a yellow boday and black frame. They also had a type 444 L/C motor. In 81 they went to all black and had a type 464 L/C motor that also had oil injection.
There is a strong following of faithful Elite owners and that is one reason why they are hard to find. I myself have had the chance to get a couple, but for one reason or another never got one. But one of these days. I like the white ones, but would like the L/C motor.
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