In the Prisoner the Lotus Seven is projected as a car for the individual, in giving the driver the freedom of the open road. It seems to have a rebellious nature all of it's own, what's more it's the only 7 in the entire series of 'the Prisoner,' except there were two of them! Originally painted black as Lotus Cars demonstrator Patrick McGoohan had the car painted British Racing green with a yellow nose. In my single years I held the desire for such a car, but sadly the desire wore off, not because marriage suddenly loomed over the horizon, but because there were too many Lotus, later Caterhan Sevens about, especially painted in this livery. To me the car was no longer individualistic, and so my desire to own such a car discipated totally. Although in 1999 I was able to drive such a car, in London, into and out of the Underground park as seen in 'the Prisoner,' and along Buckingham Place as Patrick McGoohan had once done, that gave me a real buzz to have been able to do that as part of the filming for 'Village day.'
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