1965 Lotus Seven - 1500 Cosworth; Lotus 7 RHD - lowered $10k! Updated listing
Item location: Wilton, Connecticut, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Lotus
- Model: Super Seven
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1965 Lotus Super Seven
My '65 Lotus Seven started out as a restoration project approx. 17 years ago. I purchased the Frame and body from New England Classics, which had imported it from England. A copy of the original ad from New England Classics has been added as the second to last photo and correspondence regarding the car and engine has been added as the last photo, together with details of the engine build. From recollection I paid around $9k for the rolling chassis in 2002 and another $8k for the 1500cc Cosworth Engine and transmission. I probably then spent another $10k - $15k sourcing theremainder of the parts including Spax Shocks, Brooklands wind screens, wheels, etc.and close to $20k having the car restored at Centennial Aircraft Services in Michigan (which I used tooperate). Restoration included a full paint and restoration. Centennial is one of the finest vintage aircraft restoration facilities in the country and did a beautiful job. The car has various bits and pieces from Caterham and Birkin sprinkled in including wheels, fenders, hood, seats, etc and the restoration was centered around making this a strong, beautiful and drivable Seven as opposed to a museum piece. Vin is incorrect but added to complete the listing; data plate is a replacement as well. With its Brooklands windshield and right hand drive, the car is the center of attention wherever it goes. It has been driven approximately 2,000 miles since restoration. This Seven is fast and handles like a go kart. The paint still shines beautifully but has some very minor nicks and cracks/blems from being driven, mostly on the fiberglass fenders and nose. Car shows and drives beautifully; I guarantee it is one of the prettiest Sevens you will ever see!!