A car that was a mess of different parts from different manufacturers: Lotus engine, Vauxhall suspension, Chrysler transmission…none of it worked very well. Most of these rusted out a long time ago; this one seems to have lived its whole life in Southern California and has fared considerably better.
Unfortunately, the owner has opted to put a modern stereo in the car, which somewhat ruins the interior’s appearance. If you look at the interior shot…why is the clock right next to the steering wheel like that? It looks like it would be nearly impossible to look at because the steering wheel blocks it.
This car, which marked the end for two fine British marques, was not so fine itself (I suppose that’s why it marked the end, then).
Santa Monica, CA
Photos by The Professor