In the swinging sixties, this was a car ahead of its time. It was technically innovative with the first backbone tube chassis of any road car, a fiberglass body, four-wheel independent suspension, 670kg with a peachy power-to-weight ratio. You could also have some decent creature comforts - electric windows, carpets, a heater, and in vogue wooden fascia.
The revival of the Lotus Elan is on Lotus’s agenda, as a concept was shown at the 2010 Paris Auto Show. Still, with the way things are going, we wouldn’t sell the classic just yet.