1968 Lotus Elan
If the MGB was the prototype for all modern roadsters, the Elan is certainly the pinnacle of the idea. With plenty of power from the Lotus Twin Cam, and with much less weight than anything before or since, the Lotus performs as well as the modern sports cars.
This Series 4 example looks nearly perfect, though the seller mentions some paint cracks in the fiberglass. Honestly, they probably came that way from the factory. We don’t notice anything in the photos. The interior is similarly pristine and inviting.
It’s on eBay in Scottsdale for $37k or offer.