Lotus Eleven Remake
By James Grahame
My wife once asked why -- as a retro fanatic -- I don't own a vintage car. She was somewhat taken aback when I promptly started browsing 'for sale' ads in search of a nice low-mileage Ferrari. Had I known about Westfield's remake of the Lotus Eleven, chances are I would have started my hunt with a good look at these amazing machines as well.
North American distributor Tom McClintock reports: "The Lotus Eleven was the most successful of the sports racing cars in the mid 1950s - a 1,000 lb Colin Chapman-designed space frame car, sporting a beautiful, aerodynamic body; the form of which was designed by aerodynamicist Frank Costin. The Eleven surpassed the earlier Lotus cars both in its competition success and number, with some 270 units produced through 1958."
The Westfield XI is available in extremely limited quantities, starting at US$17,995. A 20% deposit is required to secure your name on the production list.