1962 Lotus Super 7 Roadster, true Vintage racer, Blue on red
Price: - Item location: Bellevue, Washington, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lotus
- Model: Super Seven
- SubModel: Roadster
- Type: 2-Door Roadster
- Trim: Roadster
- Year: 1962
- Mileage: 0
- VIN: SB1083
- Color: Blue
- Engine size: Gas 1.3L I-4
- Power options: --
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: Manual
- Interior color: Black
- Options: --
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1962 Lotus Super Seven Roadster1962 Lotus Super Seven, #SB-1083, is one of the original right-hand drive Series 2 Racers built by Lotus Components Ltd.
Beautifully finished in befitting Union Jack livery.
a high-strung 1.3L Cosworth-modified 4-Cylinder Ford Engine that's backed by a proper 4-Speed Manual Gearbox, the Lotus Seven is a small and simple, lightweight two-seater open-top sports car that is sure to provide more smiles-per-mile than anything you've driven.
The product of a frame-off restoration with a powder-coated frame, new paint, adjustable suspension, halon fire system, wider wheels with Avon tires, roll bar. Engine & Trans refreshed by the experts at Speedware Motorsports.
This Super Seven is a true gem, it runs and drives excellent and shows in fantastic condition throughout.
Included with purchase: Extra wheels and tires, side curtain windows, car cover, assorted spare parts included.
The Lotus Super Seven was designed with racing in mind and is perhaps the simplest and most elemental of sports cars. Between its introduction in 1957 and end of production in 1972, about 2,500 Super Sevens were made. Conceived in 1957 as a very low-budget club-racer, the Lotus Seven, with a front-mounted engine driving the rear wheels and a very lightweight steel space-frame, was covered with unstressed aluminium panel bodywork like an early airplane. It was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman, (who had designed six other Lotus's; this vehicle being his seventh), and has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity.
The original model was highly successful due to its attraction as a road legal car that could be used as a very low-budget club-racer, it found a home racing on the decommissioned WWII runways of England. Part of the vehicle's success was its light-weight construction and powerful engines resulting in great performance, handling, and response times. It went from zero to sixty in around 5 seconds and had a top speed of about 100 miles per hour. Chapman used to refer to the vehicle as a 'four wheeled motorbike'.
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. Of course this one is not a copy, it is an original vintage Lotus.
Don't miss this opportunity to add some classic British roadster to your collection. Drive it home today!