Hammond's icons: the Lotus Elan

All versions used the now-famous steel backbone chassis, which was good for handling. But occupants sat outside of its protection zone, meaning the only thing between them and, say, an enormous lorry, was the fibreglass body. So, sitting inside one of these things is like wearing a paper suit to a jousting contest. And although this one's in immaculate nick, you'd be lucky if yours survived without any cracks or grazes. Repair bills are notoriously huge...