When it was launched in 1996, the Lotus Elise heralded a new era for the British car maker. Over the years, it's received a few facelifts, new engines and a few updates. Lotus announced in 2021 it intended to end production of the Elise but the story doesn’t end there.
Part 3: The final
In part 1 and 2 we looked at the rise of the luxury brands, how technology over-took them and subsequently were absorbed into bigger companies to allow luxurious vehicles to be created from the profits of humble vehicles, or for the brave few, look out into the huge financial storms and hope for the best. This idea was prompted by the complete demise of Bristol Cars in 2020.
We highlighted the forthcoming sale of Mitsubishi’s Heritage fleet. Now the sale is complete we take a look at the results.
The Mini Cooper will be celebrating its 60th anniversary at Shelsley Walsh Hillclimb in June this year. It will be in good company alongside the Jaguar E-type celebrations as part of a spectacular weekend paying tribute to both game-changing British icons. We have a look at what’s in store.
As we all ease tentatively from lockdown, auctions, shows and events are starting to emerge too. In occasional news round-ups we’ll bring you news of some of them. This week we feature our friends at Anglia Auctions’ last sale over the May Bank Holiday. From hundred lots spread over two days we pick a few we think you might like.
In September 2010 near Katowice in Poland, GWR (Guinness World Records) recorded the largest run of Volvo cars ever assembled at 570 cars. We look at how a bunch of UK Volvo owners seek to bring the record back to Blighty.
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