Whilst out walking this morning we came across this car. I thought it was an odd ball. My husband went into raptures of delight telling me it was a Lotus 7 Series 1 built in the late 1950’s by the founder of what became Lotus Engineering (and then Lotus cars). It became the prototype of their successful track racing car. This car had the advantage of being registerable for the road and around 2,500 were purchased. Great for all the boy racers one of which would have been my husband.
Looking at it I just saw extreme discomfort. It was so low to the road that I am sure every bump would have been felt. You would also feel, I imagined, as though you were semi- reclined. If you weren’t in this position then your knees would be touching your head. In that recumbent pose trucks must look sooooo big.
And would the passenger burn their leg on the baffle as they alighted?
Easy to work on though by the look of it. You could certainly see what made the wheels go round. These were so popular and remain so apparently that you can buy kits to make these little beauties. They aren’t called lotus however but locosts. Someone had a sense of humour for the odd balls that want to make their own frightfully uncomfortable odd ball car.
In response to Cee’s Odd Ball Challenge.