Researching this car and finding some photos of Mrs Peel to grace my dioramas revealed an alarming number of lovesick puppies on You Tube creating 'tributes' to her. That woman really hit the lust/fantasy hot spot in a lot of young boys, and some not-so-young lads. And so, if you're not familiar with her charms, let's have a look at the only clip I could find which combines both Mrs Peel and her Lotus Elan.
Of course it had to be a blue Lotus Elan for my collection, as that's the colour of the car
which Mrs Emma Peel drove in the TV series, 'The Avengers'. This little 1:43 model is by
Vitesse, and it's nice of Vitesse to include pop-up headlights in their version of this car.
Mrs Peel's car was an excellent choice by the Avengers series creators, as it was one of the
best sports car of its times. Her she is pictured watching her quarry in a street in Florence,
hardly drawing any attention to herself in her little blue car.
Now, finally, let's have a quick look at one of these little flyers being thrashed around a flat piece of tarmac, getting around the cones with skill and verve. Looks like a fun car to drive.