... a bit Suffolk
Lotus élan +2s four speed
Locally owned for twelve years and over recent years serviced and maintained by us. Galvanised chassis, recent CV driveshaft conversion, Lotus 130 bhp engine with a Mick Miller rebuild 20,000 miles ago and still sweet as a nut. At the same time as the engine rebuild Mick did the suspension. Servo brakes, new Aeroquip lines and a period radio wired in but no speakers. The interior needs tidying and the passenger seat has small tear but headlining and door trims are nice and the electric windows work. There's a recent MOT and the car qualifies for free road tax.
The body and chrome work are presentable (and the L on the boot hasn't gone missing, it's just coyly hiding in bubble wrap) but reflect the regular use the car has enjoyed rather than the number of shows it has attended!
Lotus élan +2s
The car's previous owner was racing legend Gerry Marshall. Gerry was in the first race Spadge Hopkins ever saw as a lad. It was a thrilling race and sowed the seeds for much of the enthusiasm seen on these web pages. When Spadge collected the car he enjoyed listening to tales of colourful motor sport characters such as Ian Burgess (F1 Coopers etc), Bernie Ecclestone, Jackie Stewart and Ron Dennis. Obviously he chipped in recounting stories of Mark Faulkner and Fos Wilson, but they lacked a certain something ...