So, David Craig told me about this and I reached out.
This looks to be what I've been wanting badly - a polycarbonate hardtop for the Elise.
Lotus Elise Hardtop New | eBay
I've been trading emails with the guy and he's getting a bit snippy, but a few notes:
- $3,300 plus $100 to ship. I basically told this guy, in a loving way, that he's high. NO ONE will pay $3,300 for a part time roof for a part time car. If the price point was $1,500, I'd buy it today.
- 12% light pass. Sorry, but I'd want much more light to pass through. That's the whole point. I'm thinking more like 80% would be better
- Fitment/quality - $3,300 for site unseen/unknown. I told the guy that there have been a few aftermarket tops (Gullwing, etc) with crap quality and poor fitment.
I am emailing with him to see if he's willing to special 'early adopter' pricing. We'll see.
Again, I love the idea of this roof, but at $3,300, no frickin' way.