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1962 Lotus Super Seven America = Series II 7a Black $39k For Sale

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Price £39,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Lotus
Model Seven
  Super Seven America
Year 1962
Country USA
Region International
Telephone (001) 503 305 0411
Status Trade
Date 20-Sep-2020
Ref C1093684
RHD

Located in the USA...dry desert....

1962 Lotus Super Seven America = US-specs.

Price:$39,000...USD...Firm....price can change if we do work or services to this car...

- details above Interior Color: Red

Trans: Manual - details above Engine:4 CYL

- The Lotus 7 is an iconic car that perfectly embodies the Lotus philosophy. Mechanically simple but innovative, and extremely lightweight, the car is tremendously fun and is both street-legal and well-suited to track use.
- The classic blend of good looks, entertaining driving characteristics, and simplicity means that these cars are often replicated, even today, despite having stopped production in 1972.

- This particular car is a genuine 1962 Series II 7a, with a known history from the 1970s.

- This beautiful Lotus was purchase by Dennis Wood in 1982 from Gerry Kane.
- Gerry purchased the Lotus from a pilot who flew the car to Southern California from Canada.

- Gerry conducted a full restoration of the Lotus. Dennis vintage raced the Lotus from 1983 to 1992 with much success and many wins. Dennis restored the Lotus to its current condition starting in 2000 and finishing in 2013.

- The Lotus still retains the Original Factory Roll Bar, Woodrim Steering Wheel, and Factory Wobble Magnesium Wheels. It truly is unique to retain these original features.

- The new upholstered red and white piping interior was made to look period correct. The 1380cc BMC race engine was built by David Evans of EvanSpeed Chassis Dyno Service. Additional feature s are, Spax shocks, Coastfab lightweight stainless steel muffler, Stack Tack, Rev Limiter, original TR10 rear end housing with 3:85 Spitfire gears with Detroit Locker, Ribcage Gearbox, 12v Lightweight racing battery, original top, top bows, tonneau cover, shop/owners manual, and other miscellaneous parts.

- The car is set up for track/street use. The car is in excellent condition, displaying superb attention to detail and workmanship. The paintwork was done to high standards.

-The chassis and suspension are well-detailed and nearly spotless. The interior is nicely restored in a period manner, with leather seat pads and dashboard, as well as correct Smiths gauges.

- The engine compartment is very impressive, showing high levels of preparation. Routing of oil lines hoses and wiring is tidy and professional, and components are top notch, from the Weber carburetor to Aeroquip fittings and stainless steel lines.

- This is a genuine Lotus 7A that has been restored and is track/street ready.

- With few owners and known history back to the 1970s.

- It comes with a binder containing photo documentation of the car before and during the restoration, as well as invoices.


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Specs and history

- details above

The Lotus Seven is a small, simple, lightweight two-seater open-top sports car produced by the British manufacturer Lotus Cars (initially called Lotus Engineering)[2] between 1957 and 1972.

It was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity. The original model was highly successful with more than 2,500 cars sold,[3] due to its attraction as a road legal car that could be used for clubman racing.[4]

After Lotus ended production of the Seven, Caterham bought the rights and today Caterham make both kits and fully assembled cars based on the original design.

The Lotus Seven design has spawned a host of imitations on the kit car market, generally called Sevens or sevenesque roadsters.

History

First generation

LotusMk4.JPG

Overview


Production
1957–1960

Body and chassis

Related
Lotus Eleven

Powertrain

Engine
1,172 cc (1.2 L) I4

Second generation

'62 Lotus 7 (Ottawa British Car Show '10)

Overview

Production
1961–1967

Powertrain

Engine
1,340 cc (1.3 L) I4

Third generation

Lotus Seven (Ste. Anne De Bellevue Veteran's Hospital

Overview

Production
1968–1969

Powertrain

Engine
1,600 cc (1.6 L) I4

Fourth generation

Lotus7-S4.jpg

Overview

Production
1970–August 1973

Powertrain

Engine
1,600 cc (1.6 L) I4
1,700 cc (103.7 cu in) I4

1970 Lotus Super 7
The Lotus Seven was launched in 1957 to replace the Mark VI as the 'entry level' Lotus model, The Seven name was left over from a model that was abandoned by Lotus, which would have been a Riley-engined single-seater that Lotus intended to enter into the Formula Two in 1952 or 1953. However, the car was completed around Chapman's chassis as a sports car by its backers and christened the Clairmonte Special.

Externally similar to Chapman's earlier Lotus Mark VI, but with a different tubular frame similar to the Lotus Eleven, the Seven was powered by a 40 bhp (30 kW; 41 PS) Ford Side-valve 1,172 cc inline-four engine. It was used both on the road and for club racing (750 motor club in the UK).

The Lotus Seven S2 followed in 1960 and was supplemented by the Lotus Super Seven S2 from 1961.[5] The Super Seven initially used the larger Cosworth modified 1,340cc Ford Classic engine and later examples were fitted with 1,498cc or 1,599cc engines.[5] The Seven S3 was released in 1968.[5] In 1970, Lotus radically changed the shape of the car to create the slightly more conventional sized Series 4 (S4), with a squarer fibreglass shell replacing most of the aluminium bodywork. It also offered some luxuries as standard, such as an internal heater matrix.

Between 1970 and 1975, following a representation agreement, Lotus Argentina SA obtained the licence to manufacture the Lotus Seven in Argentina. This production reached approximately 51 units. These vehicles were not replicas, but built under licence and original brand Lotus.



- Please feel free to contact us with any questions you have... You can view the full set of photos on request please with email us....all exports welcome at your cost....

   If you have questions please email us below...

   Shipping at your cost example...is about $1,500.. to the UK ports...

  
   Thanks for looking....



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