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Emma Peel's Lotus Elan

Just watching an old episode of "The Avengers" from 1967. Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) just zipped off into the countryside in her blue Elan. Such a cool little car! I always thought it was white...

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Just watching an old episode of "The Avengers" from 1967. Diana Rigg (Emma Peel) just zipped off into the countryside in her blue Elan. Such a cool little car! I always thought it was white...
She had 3 elans. One of which was for sale in the early 90's in Pittsburgh PA. Dont know what happaned to it.

I beleive the first one was white...it was an S2. I think the other two were the blue you talked about.

She passed throught US customs here in Buffalo one day when a friend of mine was one duty. She was going to take the place of a Redgrave or maybe it was Julie Andrews in a Broadway show. They wanted to make sure she was not taking a job that an American could have...honest...that is what he told me.

Anyways...he had an Elan at the time and they spoke about it. I forget what she said..but I think she told him for the most part it was just a prop...or a car. Although she did like the Lotus.

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How cool!
Always liked the characters Diana Rigg played. Still looking for a real-life girl like her...

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Just happaned to have these laying around.....
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The "D" suffix in the license plate denotes it as a 1966 car which would be an S3.
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Great photos and info! Funny, I was thinking the license plate number would be a fun vanity plate. Only a true Avengers or Lotus fan would ever get it...

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The "D" suffix in the license plate denotes it as a 1966 car which would be an S3.
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yes...you can also tell by the window frames. In the early black and white episodes you get a few shots of an S2 without the window frames. I have not been able to come up with a photo of that car however.

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found it...

In the following episodes
The Cybernauts
Castle De'ath
Man-Eater of Surrey Green
Two's a Crowd
Small Game for Big Hunters
The Girl from Auntie
What the Butler Saw
The House That Jack Built
How To Succeed....At Murder

One of my favorites is the House that Jack Built.
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