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Mount Washington's Fourth of July parade features homemade luxury car
Mount Washington's Fourth of July parade features homemade luxury car

As antique cars rolled along Rogers Avenue in the 14th annual Mount Washington Spirit of Independence Day parade, one stuck out more than any other. It looked like a fancy soap box derby car, and its owner, Dan Meisner said it was "manufactured right here in Mount Washington." The car, with Meisner's 3-year-old daughter, Ethna, riding in the passenger seat, was a homemade Lotus 7. The real thing sells for around $50,000, Meisner said, but he bought blueprints for a 1959 Lotus 7 for about $2,000 in 2001 and spent several years building it with a body made of aluminum and a frame made of steel tubing. Meisner, 44, of Mount Washington, said he bought a nose cone for the car...

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