Having left lotus hethel factory on 15th december 1972, this series 4 7 was. Of course i had to buy another but now realise that 50. The lotus seven is a small, simple, lightweight twoseater opentop sports car produced by the. The magnificent seven 1963 lotus seven hemmings daily. Lotus seven for sale in uk 36 secondhand lotus sevens. This 1978 lotus seven is a nice running great driving super powerful racecar. The only bold decision it made was to revert production from the series 4 to. The lotus 7 series 4 is sufficiently unlike other sevens as to deserve an article all its own. Gglc lotus seven part interchange cross reference the golden gate lotus club parts interchange is an compilation of information developed by gglc members and.
This super clean car has been meticulously taken care of by the original and only owner. Membership gives you access to social and sporting events, a huge range of advice and guides and loads more. The lotus esprit s1 or series 1 is a sports car that was built by lotus in the united kingdom between 1976 and 1978. The seven is the prototypical lotus, even when wearing a caterham badge. As such the following can be applied to restoring or maintaining a europa. Buy new 1974 lotus super seven 7 series 4 real lotus in. A sincere sports car that has been offered as a kit since inception. Steel brothers limited in christchurch, new zealand assembled lotus seven series 4s until march 1979 when the last of the 95 kits provided by lotus was used up. Builds lotus super 7 gsxr0 based on suzuki hayabusa motorcycle engines trv motorsports po box 3690 oakhurst, ca 93644 559 7601143. Find your ideal second hand used lotus seven cars from top dealers and private sellers in your area with pistonheads classifieds.
Regardless of the cause, we have the replacement body parts for the repair. This is a westfield 1 kit which was built in 1999 and has a clean illinois title as a 1999. A mix of lotus 7 series 4 models lotus 7, caterham super 7. Raced 1960 lotus seven mk 7 series 1 stunning restoration. A collision can damage your lotus seven in an instant, or it can gradually decay from rust. Similar in concept to a lotus 6, albert hoyt built this special in 1961 and competed in fmodifie. This particular lotus is a genuine series ii super 7, with known history dating back to 1969. Media in category lotus seven the following 162 files are in this category, out of 162 total. Caterham ran out of the lotus series 4 kits in the early 1970s.
About this car every sports car enthusiast should own a lotus 7. A history of the lotus seven lotus club queensland. They lost money on every one they sold, which was fairly typical for lotus. Simplesevens is confident that this is fundamentally a genuine lotus seven frame produced for lotus in the early 1960s. Series 42804gt finished in british racing green with a yellow nose cone this superb lotus super seven is in excellent condition both of interior trim and exterior finish. Clarke, brooklands books, 1989, isbn 1855200007, test. The frame is correctly stamped by the frame builder where it is expected to be found on this car. In 1957, lotus colin chapman built a lively little twoseater sports car. For this model it develops power and torque figures of 86 bhp 87 ps64 kw at 5500 rpm and 125 nm 92 lbft12. Actually, the official factory designation of our feature car is a super seven. Jan 23, 2015 lotus 7 meets beach buggy the lotus 7 series 4 is sufficiently unlike other sevens as to deserve an article all its own.
All lotus seven series 3 versions offered for the year 1968 with complete specs, performance and technical data in the catalogue of cars. The hagerty classic car valuation tool is designed to help you learn how to value your 1969 lotus super seven s4 and assess the current state of the classic car market. You are looking at the last documented lotus manufactured super 7 brought into the united states. The seven s4 is a rear wheel drive roadster motor vehicle with a front placed engine, manufactured by lotus. A milestone was the socalled super 7 of 1958, which introduced what was then highpower engines to make one of the fastest sports cars around. Originally manufactured at the factory and purchased by lotus southwest, this left hand drive car departed lotus cars on 23 july 1963, destined for the first owner. The first car chapman built was an austin 7based special not designed for racing, just. Feb 19, 2014 this pin was discovered by spendlik paper models. Lotus super 7 series i, ii panasport zlight wheels available in 14. There was also an attempt to make a wider, modernized version of the series 4 using the twin cam lotus 907 engine, called the lotus super 907. This car has had a full restoration in the past which included powder coated chassis in black. The combination of its ultralight weight, an open cockpit, and incredible simplicity amounts to a driving experience that is just plain fun. What made the lotus seven series 2 so popular was that it was the car that every. The defi nitive 1968 lotus series 3 brought ford crossfl ow engines, disc brakes and the look that caterham later adopted.
This 1963 lotus super seven series 2 is powered by a 1498cc ford precrossflow cosworth engine. When caterham ran out of the lotus series 4 kits in the early 70s. From its birth to its last year in the hands of lotus, the seven went through 4 series and countless of running changes. Steel brothers limited attempted to make a wider, modernised version of the series 4, the lotus super 907, using the twin cam lotus 907 engine. The lotus seven is probably the second most fun thing you can buy. All lotus seven series 2 versions offered for the year 1963 with complete specs, performance and technical data in the catalogue of cars. Lotus 7 meets beach buggy the lotus 7 series 4 is sufficiently unlike other sevens as to deserve an article all its own.
Fitted with black full wet weather gear, hood side screens and ton. Distributor for great british sports cars ltd offering the mazda miata based gbs zero lotus super 7 replica in both road and race versions available. See 6 results for lotus seven for sale at the best prices, with the cheapest used car starting from. Used lotus super 7 1973 for sale in aiken, sc car cave usa. Gateway classic cars of indianapolis is proud to present this 1991 lotus elan type m100 for sale. The car reportedly remained with the original owner through 1976, and the second owner refurbished the car in 1982. The zero and the 7 on the speedo are heavily discoloured over 50 years if you look closely at the speedo original right hand drive s2 america export to the usa 998cc aseries engine, twin 1 1 4 su.
The front suspension of the series 4 lotus seven type 60 is essentially the same as that for the lotus europa. With officially licensed production stopping in 1979, the last lotus badged seven, a series 4, was therefore produced in new zealand. The super seven initially used the larger cosworth modified 1,340cc ford classic. This lotus will not disappoint with a fully documented history and a unique story. Then came the series 2 models, which, with approximately 1,310 examples produced during the period from june 1960 to august 1968, are the most popular of all the sevens.
Classic lotus seven series 4s for sale car and classic. Lot 24 1973 lotus 7 series 4 twin cam berlinetta cca. Presented in good condition, this car has recently returned from the states where, we are told, the last owner enjoyed his little lotus for some 31 years. Undoubtedly, colin chapman designed the mk 7 with motor racing very much in. Letters and emails on file from both the factory and lotus 7 registrar john watson confirm that the s4 was finished in lotus yellow and. Lotus 7 replica car kits, bodies and other lotus body parts. The last lotus badged seven series 4 was therefore produced in new zealand. Having left lotus hethel factory on 15 th december 1972, this series 4 7 was registered to a mr david hopkin of bishopbriggs, glasgow on 4 th january 1973. Lotus seven body parts collision repair, restoration. The super seven initially used the larger cosworth modified 40cc ford classic. The seven is the prototypical lotus, even when wearing a.
Jonathan motorcars is very proud to offer this beautiful 2006 lotus elise convertible in racing g. After 1974, the series 4 is set, the largest lotus dealer, the firm caterham, the rights to the lotus 7 has taken over from the series 3 lotus and hung up. Louis is proud to offer a very unique 1967 lotus super 7 series 3. If you have never driven a lotus super 7 you need to. The last lotus badged seven series 4 was therefore produced in new zealand and as at 2011 was owned by maurice andrews. Lotus seven parts cross reference golden gate lotus club. Seven made by lotus between 1957 and 1973 register page series one page series two page series three page history page resource page series four pictures series four sales ephemera series four page original specifications.1213 1026 999 25 309 1571 699 466 504 669 1387 1084 993 1157 1418 1223 1578 766 663 81 215 545 1355 771 637 1466 456 507 531 646 1584 1159 1026 1489 249 1383 299 293 1104 609 631 898 657 221 928 252