Blog James Elliott

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Is the devil really in the details, or is it greatness?

It's funny how tiny details can completely turn you off a car or make you fall head over heels for something otherwise utterly unassuming. Ok, it ...

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Remembering a recently departed forgotten Lotus hero

It must have been a long time ago because C&SC was in Somerset House in Teddington, a horrible outpost only out-horribled by the constantly ...

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Come for a spin in my classic time machine

I really envy those enthusiasts who can browse old magazines and not pay attention to the prices for cars. I simply can't rationalise them like ...

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Why the phrase 'thousands spent' makes Elliott run a mile

Clicking on yet another tantalisingly priced 928 on eBay last night, while the page loaded I had a little bet with myself about the content of the ...

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How did Elliott fare with his classic resolutions for 2012?

The problem with the internet is that things don't seem to go away… ever. If I wrote my magazine column on classic-related New Year resolutions, ...

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Remembering a time when speed was a safety feature

One of the joys of reading old motoring literature is the effusiveness of the prose, which is often shoved into the shade only by the ...

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The torture of missing out on a must-have classic

Last Wednesday my stormy two year relationship with my Lotus Elite finally came to an end when it packed its stuff (a few spares and some ...

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Make me an offer for my Elite, then please offer me an Elite

Last week my Lotus Elite failed its MoT. Again.  Now, I am the first to admit that i have not been what you would call a good owner of this ...

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Obsessions #8 – Maserati Quattroporte

It's been a while since I (self) indulged in some of this soul-baring, but I have recently been knocked giddy by a car that was an obsession for ...

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Soaking up history at the Veteran Car Club's HQ

When I received an invitation to the Veteran Car Club's HQ in Hertfordshire – and more importantly was offered a nose around its famously ...