When it was introduced in 1962 as a roadster, the Lotus Elan more than lived up to its name.

The S.2 seen here was a more refined version of the stylish set of wheels made from 1964 to 1966, while a +2 version with rear seats (albeit tiny ones) became the British car company’s first real commercial success, enjoying the favor of The Avengers‘ Emma Peel, among others.

Such as this fellow here trying on tough looks down at the marina…