Lo­tus star of Chan­nel 4 TV special sells for £121,500

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This week -

A Lo­tus Elite owned by TV stars Ant Antstead and Philip Glenis­ter sold for a world record price of £121,500 at Sil­ver­tone Auc­tions’ sale.

The glass­fi­bre mono­coque Elite was de­signed by Lo­tus’ Colin Chap­man and sold to his friend, the leg­endary jazz mu­si­cian Chris Bar­ber, who raced it reg­u­larly. It will star in an hour-long special episode of For the

Love of Cars on Chan­nel 4. Ant Antstead says: ‘You can’t get a bet­ter lev­eller of a car’s value than some­one writ­ing a cheque. The fact it sold for a world record re­ally hum­bles me as a car builder and the new owner is go­ing to race it too! ‘Phil (Glenis­ter) and I ac­tu­ally bought the car to­gether, then the show was com­mis­sioned. So it was a bit of a gam­ble for us and it’s paid off.’ Watch For the Love of Cars on Chan­nel 4 on Sun­day, 20 November at 8pm.

Ant An­stead with the Lo­tus Elite once owned by jazzman Chris Bar­ber.

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