1962 Lotus Elite

Started on May 6 by sws626

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Colin Chapman's fibreglass masterpiece rescued from decades of neglect in 2001 and restored over the course of five years to its full competitive glory.

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May 6, 2009 6:57 p.m.
Awesome! My dad used to have one of these (in fact, he sold it in 2001) and it was a fun and very unique car. Nice to see one rescued and in such good shape.
May 7, 2009 5:25 p.m.
gorgeous, i love the bubbletop
May 17, 2009 9:53 p.m.
T.J. :
Love it.
Aug 2, 2009 1:15 a.m.
And wire wheels too. Fantastic. Is there a "build thread" anywhere? I'd like to salivate over the kind of work it took to bring it back to the land of the living..<g>
Aug 2, 2009 2:55 a.m.
You can follow the restoration process at: http://www.stuart.strickland.net/elite Then click on the "Restoration" tab.
Sep 2, 2009 10:10 a.m.
Its an absolutely beautiful car and your restoration was well executed. I, however, wanted to cry a little when looking at the price break down and found myself saying out loud "When will it stop?"
Nov 16, 2009 11:51 a.m.
Matt B:
Absolutely stunning. One of the most beautiful Lotus's ever imho.
Feb 26, 2010 6:03 p.m.
Beautiful resto. The Elite is my favorite Lotus... In British Racing Green though
Jan 3, 2011 11:48 a.m.
What a beauty. Fantastic.

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