The Lotus Elan is one of the greatest sports cars of recent decades and is today one of the most collectable and admired classic cars in the world. The company which produced it – Cohn Chapman’s Lotus Cars grew from humble beginnings, overcoming the problems of money and space to produce other famous models as well as the Elan, but the latter undoubtedly remains the world’s favourite Lotus.
Upon its launch in 1962 the Elan took the motoring world by’ storm, with its incomparable, perfectly balanced handling, fine brakes and precise steering. The car’s sleek lines also captured the public imagination, and the Elan was clearly destined to become a major success – both on the road and on the track – in all its forms. This book traces the conception, development and production of the original Elan from its earliest roots to the end of production in 1973.
Hardback in generally good condition. Nice clean dust jacket.