From the Mark 1 trials car, through some of the most innovative, controversial and technically advanced competition cars the world has seen, to the very latest road going super cars such as the Type 115, they are all here with quality colour photography recording each and every Lotus design built from 1948 to 2004. A superlative 316 page 30 x 30 cm hard bound book.
THE LOTUS BOOK first published in July 1998 was completely sold out in less than five months, making it the fastest selling single Marque book of the year. Combining as it did unique new material with archive photographs, period brochures, contemporary advertisements, accurate technical data and concise histories of each car, it was said Clive Chapman, ‘A worthy testament to the talents of Colin Chapman and all who played a part in the great Lotus adventure.’ The Series 2 edition published in 1999 is now also out of print.
This third edition, THE LOTUS BOOK SERIES 3 has the same superb format as the original with an additional 60 pages and over 250 new and previously unseen photographs including all the new models produced since 1998. This classic read now with expanded sections on the road cars such as Elan, Esprit & Elise, is back on the shelves by popular demand.
The boxed and signed Limited Edition of 'THE LOTUS BOOK SERIES 3' has been restricted to just 500 copies. The 1000 Limited Edition copies produced of the Series 1 & 2 book sold out quickly, so don’t wait too long to order yours if you missed out the first time. The book plate mounted in the front of each copy has been personally signed and numbered by the author William Taylor and, when presented in an Arlin cloth covered slipcase, resplendent with gold foil Lotus logo on the front, this magnificent edition turns into a real collectors item.