Aided by the excellent Lotus Cortina link above, and inspired by reading DSJ's 'Continental Notes' in an April '64 copy of Motor Sport, I took advantage of a dry morning today, grabbed the camera, jumped in the car and headed for Cheshunt.
'While at Cheshunt recently, at the home of the Lotus, I was able to see the first of the Lotus 30 cars under construction....Ford V8 engines naturally led one to the racing shop, where the Indianapolis Type 29 was being fitted with one of the new 4-o.h.c. Ford V8 engines'
Well, that was Jenks, 56 years ago. Mariner's posts are correct and I arrived to find demolition in the area well advanced but the two Lotus factory buildings still standing. I spent a very pleasant half-hour photographing front and rear and had fun exploring the famous 'Lotus Cortina ramp' - Chapman's kerb still visible. The plaque was very prominent by the entrance of the 'Monster Gym'. Of course I appreciate that time moves on etc etc and the building are undistinguished in themselves, and now looking very shabby. But I allowed myself to stand and imagine the personalities , events and meetings which had taken place there in some dramatic years - it would have been hard not to feel the history.
When 'Monsters' lease expires, those building will disappear in a flash. If you're thinking of seeing the site - do it very soon.