Long term tests

Lotus Elise S1

Winter's icy breath is whispering that the season of fun is over for the Elise, but before tucking it away to wait for the return of clement weather, I've had to take stock of the condition I'd let the Lotus get into. The wake-up call came when a headlamp bracket rusted through and the offside light fell into the clamshell. While the car was in at Stratton Motor Company for remedial work, I also had the steering wheel straightened up and a missing bolt replaced on the engine cover.

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