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Oliver Winterbottom
Oliver Winterbottom was responsible for the new Lotus Elite, the Type 75 which debuted in 1974, and also the Type 76 Lotus Eclat and evolution of the Elite launched as the Lotus Eclat in 1976. The Eclat evolved into the 1982 Lotus Excel but this was the work of Peter Stevens. Winterbottom moved onto TVR and penned the rather controversial wedge TVR Tasmin which was launched in 1980. Leaving TVR and returning to Lotus, Winterbottom created a wedge-shaped two- seater open sports car the M90, this was intended to become the new Lotus Elan. However the Winterbottom design was stillborn, lost in the turmoil of Lotus finances following the death of Colin Chapman and a new M100 project by Peter stevens became the new Elan.
Lotus Eclat SC 1974 rear
Lotus Eclat SC 1975. Designed by Oliver Winterbottom as a follow up to the Lotus Elite (Type 75) also by Winterbottom, he gave the Eclat a more conventional tail with a boot.
s_Lotus Elite S2 1980 side
Lotus Elite S2 1980. Lotus gave its new Elite (Type 75) the fashionable 'wedge look' by giving it a design by Oliver Winterbottom
u_TVR Tasmin S1 280i 1981 side
TVR Tasmin 280i 1981. Martin Lilley persuaded Oliver Winterbottom across from Lotus to give TVR the fashionable wedge-shaped body, although this was drawn in 1977 and by launch in 1980 style had moved on.
key text:  This is the page introducing Simons love of cars from the website  RedSimon which is a series of photo albums of Simon GP Geoghegan.
The names of Pinin, Farina, and Pininfarina are also considered
There are also notes on Pininfarina
as well as the car maker
and links tothat car maker
see also my Picasa car albums
withe even more on RedSimon
Simon is also a contributor to SuperCars.Net
And also to Wikipedia
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