Hi, I made the Elite using a resin copy of the Supershells body to give nothing more than support for the extra pack of Milliput that it took to correct.
It was NOT a "version" of the Supershells body. Every single surface was completely reworked, using many different sources of measurements and photos. I took that route because it is one of my favourite car shapes. But bear in mind at FPF we had to make a few bob somehow, so I didn't spend forever doing the work, although I am very quick.
I used the Profile Publication reference as it showed the Le Mans car, which I figured would be of greater appeal than a road car, hence no bumpers.
When FPF was sold off, the F1s went to Dave Capelen who had just started Slotcarman and SMK (Slot Models and Kits), but he has yet to produce any of them. I sold the Mk 2 Sprite to Penelope Pitlane and the Elite to Graham Poulton for "mate's rates". He started to work on it, un-necessarily in my view, but he had the time to give it. It still hasn't been produced.
Chris, that "flash of excitement" didn't so much as finance itself. Neither Steve Francis nor I are marketeers. That's why I knocked it on the head eventually.
By the way, a road version of the Elite is now in production by RS Slotracing. I am due to pick up the white metal bits tomorrow. This is a new master and will have p/e side window frames. It is part of the new British Sports Car range and will go with the A.C. Ace and Competition Ace. After the Elite there is the Morgan SLR to come. Master nearly made.
In fact, Colin asked me to do an AC Aceca after the Elite. I also had a part started Howmet, which my son loves and then I did Colin a Lotus 47 Europa which he has decals for and will be bringing out soon.
So, now you're all up to date. Oh, BTW Dave will also have got the Bill Shaw Rover, TR7V8, Lola T 70 spider (the first one), the LM Cobra and the Clan Crusader, apart from the F1 cars. If Dave doesn't get his finger out soon the F1 cars may well re-appear, dodged up and improved where possible.