I drove an Elite almost exactly like that one... same color (interior was red and black and grey though)
Here around Colorado, near where LOG 35 will be in August.
It was interesting.
The ZF transmission, shifted like a rifle bolt.
The tires are super skinny, with tall sidewalls. Low grip!
There is no chassis, just the fiberglass monocoque and some metal plates to hold the suspension and engine, so it was pretty flexy.
As you entered a corner, the body rolled heavily, and it felt like it was going to continue on tangentially, but the tires carried it around the corner without problems.
The gearing was pretty short! Made highway cruising seem scary.
Here's the one I drove.
I also got to drive this '60's Elan FHC S3 in the mountains, and I did prefer it to the earlier Elite.