Posts in Lotus
Lotus Esprit Turbo - For Your Eyes Only

For Your Eyes Only was the 12th James Bond film and the fifth to feature Roger Moore as secret agent 007. Director John Glen replaced Lewis Gilbert and the movie’s tone was refreshingly serious compared to rather comical recent outings in The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker.

Released to critical acclaim in mid 1981, For Your Eyes Only saw 007 assigned to recover a…

Read More
Stratton Motor Company, 1990

Ron Stratton’s showroom on Water Lane in Wilmslow, Cheshire, was always packed full of interesting cars. A Ferrari, Rolls Royce and Lotus main dealer, Stratton was also the UK agent for AMG. Today the plot is occupied by Stratstone Aston Martin Wilmslow.

Featured cars:

Read More
Lotus Type 26 Elan S1 & S2

Between 1957 and 1963 Lotus lost money on every Type 14 Elite they sold. Instead of a conventional separate body and chassis, the Elite was built around an advanced monocoque fabricated from glass-reinforced-plastic (GRP). GRP was used for the entire load-bearing structure of the car, not just the exterior skin. The Elite also bristled with other complex components like…

Read More
Lotus Esprit S1 - The Spy Who Loved Me

The Spy Who Loved Me’ was the tenth James Bond film and the third to star Roger Moore as British secret agent 007. It was also the first official Bond picture not to be produced by the original Saltzman-Broccoli partnership after Harry Saltzman sold his share of Eon Productions to United Artists in 1975.

The typically far-fetched plot centred around…

Read More
Lotus Elan: Jim Clark's company cars

Jim Clark was custodian of three Lotus Elans prior to his untimely death in April 1968.

A Team Lotus driver for his entire F1 career, Clark was the reigning 1963 World Champion when Colin Chapman gave him the keys to 997 NUR. Although built to standard specification, this was no ordinary Elan but actually unit number 001 (chassis 002): the first pre-production…

Read More