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Lotus Elise: The Complete Story (Crowood AutoClassic) Hardcover – 24 Jun 1999

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 200 pages
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd (24 Jun. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861262132
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861262134
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 1.7 x 25.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 712,203 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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John Tipler is a professional motoring journalist who has contributed to a number of leading magazines and has several automotive books in print. John has been Press Officer for John Player Motorsport and also worked in the Press Office at the famous British motor racing circuit, Brands Hatch. John lives with his family in Norwich, England.

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Few car factories are so comprehensively buried in the heart of the countryside as Lotus is. Read the first page
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arkon12 on 30 Oct. 2000
Format: Hardcover
Ordered the car, bought the book.

Nice, easy to read, wealth of inside detail, great pics. Staggering that it even includes early artwork design sketches which look like the NEW Elise-II (aka Elise 2000).

Surely, time for an updated NEW Edition, John, get your skates on mate.. include the Exige, and the new shape.

Very well worth the money, buy it if you intend to buy the car or just love it anyway.
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Format: Hardcover
The book is comprehensive in itself. It covers the concept and the story of this interesting car. I especially appreciated about the visit to the factory because a owner or not a owner may not have the chance to visit the factory production line of their beloved car. If you are interested in this lovely car Lotus Elise you should not miss the chance to read this book. I want to own the Elise and have some research on this car, this book has already done a good job. The only drawbacks I can mention are two things. 1) This car should deserve more colour photos although it has some already. This car can be in any colours. 2) There should be some technical drawings to be included to make as a "complete story".
Anyway, this book is good and worth to own.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Eriboll on 16 Nov. 2000
Format: Hardcover
Starts well with good chapters on history, the factory tour, chassis, bodywork and engine. Not so good on testing, as it is mainly a repeat of the video, which covers it better. His test drive is a bit of a filler. Generally good though.
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By A Customer on 19 Nov. 1999
Format: Hardcover
I purchased this book as a gift for my boyfriend, who is a new Lotus Elise owner, but could not resist reading it myself first. The book gives comprehensive information on the Elise, complimented by great photographs, which can be enjoyed by both enthusiast and novice alike. Now, I am able to hold an informed discussion instead of asking such questions as "Where's the spare wheel?" Due to this impressive new knowledge I've even been permitted to drive the car myself. The question now is who gets to keep the book for their coffee table!
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