Lotus Super 7 SB1497 original skin, 1340 Cosworth, resided San Diego since 1965

Price: US $20,000.00 Item location: El Cajon, California, United States
  • Condition: Used
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Super Seven
  • Year: 1962
  • Engine size: 109E 1340cc
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1962 Lotus Super Seven

The known and verifiable history of SB1497 begins with the 2nd owner and importer who acquired SB1497 as a used car from a Wolseley dealer down the street from the Lotus plant in Cheshunt. He had the top, ide curtains and tonneau cover made locally in Cheshunt by the local Roll Royce dealer. He drove it around England and France and then shipped it home to San Diego in 1965. Imported painted French blue, hen resprayed British Racing Green (have pics); another respray to present black lacquer. I purchased the car in 1974 and have street driven and raced it; never any damage to the body or frame. The car has been in dry storage since 1987.

The car is in very good original condition and needs cleaning and assembly of the 109E engine and drivetrain to the new owners specs. Supplied are the original parts that have been in dry storage since purchase. The car can be restored to very original condition complete with narrow wheels and fenders with the supplied parts. Supplied are two new bonnets in the Arch shipping crate.

Included with the sale are the following original parts:

109E engine and 109E head

Chromed dual weber intake manifold and linkages

DCOE Weber 40

Matching exhaust header

Cosworth alloy valve cover

Radiator and fan

Hood scoop and side hood scope

Alloy skin outer, aminate inner and dash

Wood steering wheel

AC Instruments and rear view mirror

Windshield and frame brackets

Front fenders, eadlights and turn indicators

Rear fenders, aillights and turn indicators

Smiths heater


Top bows

Armstrong shocks and springs (4)

Gas tank with sender and cap

UK Rolls Royce side curtains, op and tonneau cover

gearbox with remote shifter and shift ball

clutch and flywheel


TR10 axle housing and drums

TR10 axles (4) and hubs

TR10 differential (3)

steel 3.5 wheels (3)

steel 4.5 wheels (2)

steel 5.0 wheels (4) widened from 3.5

hub cap (1)

spare nose cone, ront wings and rear narrow fenders

New S2 bonnets as delivered from Arch Motors (2)

Modified rear axle based on Datsun 1200 with LSD. (This was a 70s UK modification)

Spare Datsun 1200 housing