L-R – Jonathan Jarrett, MD of Oakmere Lotus, Clive Chapman & Steve Jeavons, Sales Manager of Oakmere Lotus

Oakmere Lotus were delighted to unveil four very special Lotus Elise models at Carfest North this past weekend.

It is forty years since their beloved founder, Neil Shepherdson first became involved with the iconic Lotus brand. To mark this occasion, they approached Clive Chapman at Classic Team Lotus to request permission to produce a limited run of motorsport inspired and liveried cars.

They were privileged and honoured that Clive had broken away from the Silverstone Classic to join them at Carfest for the launch of the Oakmere Classic Team Lotus collection and would like to thank him for his enthusiastic involvement and guidance in the creation of these very special cars.

Based on the philosophy of the great Colin Chapman, Oakmere have embraced the “light is right” philosophy when creating these iconic cars. Each model is based upon the phenomenal Sport 220 supercharged Elise and capable of 0-60 in a little over four seconds. They avoided the temptation to add numerous extras which will increase weight and filter down the pure driving experience of these Lotus, favouring instead unique styling both inside and out.

Whilst there are four different special editions in the collection, two of each will be produced therefore totalling eight cars. The lucky new owners of these very collectable cars will receive a certificate of authenticity endorsed by Oakmere and Classic Team Lotus together with a wealth of “Type” related merchandise and most exciting, and the inclusion of a personal tour of the fascinating Classic Team Lotus facility for two people and the chance to see some of the beautiful historic Formula 1 Lotus which have inspired this collection.

Priced at £45,400, the cars are available to order from today.


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