1969 Lotus Super Seven Series III

Price: US $28,600.00 Item location: Grants Pass, Oregon, United States
  • Make: Lotus
  • Model: Super Seven
  • Year: 1969
  • Mileage: 100,000
  • VIN: AM167
  • Color: Green
  • Number of cylinders: 4
  • Fuel: Gasoline
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Interior color: Black
  • Vehicle Title: Clear
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1969 Lotus Super Seven

View Our Other Listings | Contact Us | Print this listing 1969 Lotus Super Seven Series III AutomaniaPO Box 1927Grants Pass. OR 97528Call Us Today(541) 479-8888Ask Us A Question Vehicle DetailsYear: 1969Make: LotusModel: Super SevenVIN: AM167Mileage: 100000Transmission: ManualEngine: 4 CylinderExterior Color: GreenInterior Color: BlackTitle: Clear I saw this car about a year ago when I was called on a BSA 500 that the owner was wanting to sell. I took images. talked for an hour or so and then returned to the shop. Well. being what some would say a bit disorganized. I misplaced the phone number and could not remember the address. PANIC! I had these great images and no way to contact the owner. Just recently. Bob came by the shop asking if we were ready to sell the car for him. Eureka! I sat with him for a couple of hours getting this history of the car and his 35 year ownership story. And so it goes. The car is a 1969 Lotus Super Seven Series III replica car. The owner was managing FASPEC in Portland. Oregon in the late 70’s when he met Tom W. McBurnie who was creating the Sceptre Motor Car Company of Goleta. California (later to be famous for creating the Ferrari Daytona Replica used in the Miami Vice TV Series). McBurnie needed MG Midget Doors and Windshields for his cars and FASPEC was glad to oblige. McBurniehad also purchased one of the frames built for Lotus by Arch Motors. one ofmany suppliers that were left holding stock that was not delivered because the Seven was sold to Caterham in 1973. Dave Bean ended up with some of these chassis and was selling them. During a stressed cash flow moment. McBurnie offered the frame to Bob at FASPEC. A brief discussion of values ensued and the chassis was sold for $2500. A very quick trip evolved and the frame was picked up in 1979. Several months transpired and Bob got a second phone call from McBurnie. would Bob be interested in a Twin Cam Lotus engine and close ratio transmission rebuilt by Dave Bean for his car? Arm wrestling ensued and a deal was made for the Elan Drive Train. Anotherquick trip and the parts were starting to come together. A Ford Cortina rearend (3. 90) was sourced. needed parts accumulated or built and by 1982. the car was running (we have receipts for everything plus pictures of the chassis and car as it was put together). Life changed and a move to Vashon Island took place. a location with few police and great roads suited to enjoying the car. All told. less then 1000 miles were put on it before it became in need of an engine rebuild and rolled in to the shop. In 2002. in a fit of spring fever. the motor was rebuilt by Autosport in Seattle and new tires installed. Since that time. less the 50 miles have been put on the car. a total of around 1000 miles in 35 years. The car is titled in Oregon as a 1969 Lotus using the frame numbers AM167 as the VIN number. The title is clear and not branded. This is not meant to fool anyone or make claim that this is one of the original Lotus Super Sevens. it is not. As of these cars were of a kit nature and “prototypes”. it is fair to say that the car chassis is period correct and the drive train correct for the period build. This is either a tribute car or a replica. depending on your perspective. It was built to enjoy and drive. never with the intent of an investment or future value. It is a one owner car from the moment it was assembled as running vehicle. It is a collection of parts. but oh my goodness. it is a delight to look at. unbelievable to drive and as correct in appearance as any I have seen lately. An inspection prior to bidding or a purchase is welcome and recommended. Better to ask before then after. Please call Paul or Ted at 541-479-8888 if you have any questions. For more images send us your e-mail address and I will forward them on to you. The car is available for inspection 9-5. Monday through Friday at Automania. 895 SE Gladiola Drive. Grants Pass. OR 97528. 541 479 8888. Oregon Dealer DA1287. The Oregon title is clear and clean with no brands or liens. If you do not have at least 10 positive feedbacks. please do not bid without contacting me first or your bid will be cancelled or blocked. We do not discuss reserve amounts unless the vehicle does not sell. This vehicle is available for sale at our retail place of business and wereserve the right to end this sale early for any reason. Please see any of our other sales on Ebay or our Ebay Store. We accept collected funds only and for the amount of the sale. A $1000 deposit must be made within two days of the end of the sale through Paypal or other means of collected funds. We offer a 7 day grace period after this Ebay sale closes to inspect the vehicle yourself and if it is not to your liking. a full refund of the deposit will be made. There will be no questions asked. after your inspection at our shop. if you do not like the vehicle. Payment is due in full after 7 days. The vehicle cannot be picked up until funds have cleared or prior arrangements have been completed. Shipping quotes should be from 97526 Grants Pass. Oregon to where you are. Please. do not use fly by night shippers. We try to offer clean vehicles honestly and to see some loon strapping a car. bike or motor home to an open trailer with bald tires is heart breaking. I can assist the shippers. but that will have to be ordered and paid for by the winning bidder. We cannot accept personal checks. If you have any questions. please e-mail me before bidding and I will do everything I can to answer your questions. Thanks and good luck. Additional Photos Warranty InformationThis vehicle is being sold as is. where is with no warranty. expressed written or implied. The seller shall not be responsible for the correct description. authenticity. genuineness. or defects herein. and makes no warranty in connection therewith. No allowance or set aside will be made on account of any incorrectness. imperfection. defect or damage. Any descriptions or representations are for identification purposes only and are not to be construed as a warranty of any type. It is the responsibility of the buyer to have thoroughly inspected the vehicle. and to have satisfied himself or herself as to the condition and value and to bid based upon that judgement solely. The seller shall and will make every reasonable effort to disclose any known defects associated with this vehicle at the buyer's request prior to the close of sale. Seller assumes no responsibility for any repairs regardless of any oral statements about the vehicle. Terms & ConditionsWe accept collected funds only and for the amount of the sale. A $1000 deposit must be made within two days of the end of the sale through Paypal or other means of collected funds. We offer a 7 day grace period after this Ebay sale closes to inspect the vehicle yourself and if it is not to your liking. a full refund of the deposit will be made. There will be no questions asked. after your inspection at our shop. if you do not like the vehicle. Payment is due in full after 7 days. The vehicle cannot be picked up until funds have cleared or prior arrangements have been completed. Shipping quotes should be from 97526Grants Pass. regonto where you are. Please. do not use fly by night shippers. We try to offer clean vehicles honestly and to see some loon strapping a car to an open trailer with bald tires is heart breaking. I can assist the shippers. but that will have to be ordered and paid for by the winning bidder. We cannot accept personal checks. If you have any questions. please e-mail me before bidding and I will do everything I can to answer your questions. Thanks and good luck. See our other listings