When did you ever see a self-portrait of an artist with their car?
.And yet cars say so much. Certainly more than some demented clown covered in paint in a studio that looks like a bicycle shed. Elliott made this superb image on acquiring his first Lotus Turbo Esprit, which he considered the best British supercar ever made and went on to own three Guigiaro models over a period of 20 years. They were pretty much hand made. In its day it was the fastest production car on the road, with a top end of 160mph and better accleration than Ferrari. The Lotus also had a higher level of interior luxury with its lavish use of leather. It cost a grand more than the Ferrari. Elliott has only ever owned English cars, quite unintentionally.