Tuesday 21st May 2019,

Browsing the "fiberglass" Tag

Berkeley Cars 1956-1960 by Paul Horn

Berkeley Sports Cars Ltd. (1956-1960): Sad Story of an Innovative Little Car

Berkeley Caravans of Biggleswade, Bedfordshire was owned by Charles Painter. Berkeley was one of the foremost makers of caravans in the 1950’s. Painter had pioneered the use of fibre-glass (GRP) in his manufacturing processes. Business was good except for one [...]

December 17, 2014 Berkeley Cars, By country of origin, Cars, Europe, United Kingdom
Lotus Elite 1958-1963

Lotus Elite SE: Type 14 1958 – 1963

About Specs `Revolutionary` is an often over-used word but the Lotus Elite certainly broke a lot of new ground. The chosen material for the body shell was not new, several Ford `Specials` had used fibreglass shells earlier. What was unusual [...]

November 5, 2014 By country of origin, By type, Cars, Coupe/Convertible, Elite, Europe, Lotus, United Kingdom