Thursday, December 03, 2015

Hollywood sight

 I saw this in the streets a few days ago. Just south of Sunset Blvd.

A very rare, but sad sight indeed.
An old Lotus Elite. Hadn't seen one in... well, I'm not even sure I've ever seen one in real life.

It was produced from 1974 to 1982. This one has the side markers, so it was (is?) a US model.
Seems like they only made 2535 of these. So this is a rare car.
It's really too bad to see it in that shape.
Although I do understand something like this must be quite expensive to fix.
But, it's obviously still running!

This is what it is supposed to look like.

Quite a crazy design for its time. Although, I do remember many really modern (crazy) british designs from the 70's.
Like the Rover 3500 or the Austin Princess (Anyone remembers that one?) were great designs that, I think, still look modern today.


Anonymous said...

Elite or Eclat ?

Anonymous said...

What a super ugly car!

Soul Brother No. 7 said...

Hush your anonymous mouth about "ugly!" (Main stupid thing about anonymous comments, Vince: literally anyone could answer you back and they all act as if they're distinct ppl you're supposed to know. In addition to of course, anons continuously saying outrageous things with no accountability. But hey, you want their anonymous comment traffic, so oh well)

Anyways, ugly is seen more in something like the Toyota Mirai, or a 1990 Tempo sedan, or a Kia Amanti.

Carl said...

From Gremlin with love.

Joern said...

The design of the Pricess and even the 3500 was something special when you know the competitors of that time. This unfortunately, hasn't aged well. Thank you for sharing!