‘The leather was all dried; it creaked and groaned and was faded. There was dust trapped in the crazing of the fiberglass body so overall it looked really bad, but you could tell that underneath all of that that it was a solid car. I thought to myself, ‘I’ll do some work to this car and bring it back to the condition that it was in when new. It will be a long process, but it will be worth it.’’
Leigh had been looking for a Lotus Elite for some time in the mid-1990s, and came across a ‘For sale’ poster on a stand at a Lotus exhibition. It was the exact Lotus model he’d been searching for; before he knew it, he was on his way to Holland to take a look at the car.
Once he discovered the car’s rich history among the legends of the Lotus Formula One team, Leigh knew he had found something truly special.
Take a look at the live drawing and photographs of Leigh Greenham’s Lotus Elite below:
READ MORE FROM THE HERITAGE CUSTOMER STORIES PROJECT
16 customers have shared their unique classics and stories of ownership with us for the Heritage Customer Stories Project. Find out more about them here and see some of the live videos from the drawing sessions by Ian Cook.