1966 LOTUS SUPER SEVEN - COYS AUTOSPORT SHOW SALE 16/01/16
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1966 LOTUS SUPER SEVEN
The Lotus Seven is a small, simple, lightweight two-seater open-top sports car produced by Lotus Cars (initially called Lotus Engineering) 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 due to its attraction as a road legal car that could be used for clubman racing. 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.
This lovely example, in iconic Lotus Green with a yellow nose band is powered by the potent Ford 1600 4 cylinder Cross Flow engine with twin 106E Webers, which makes this a very exhilarating open sports car to drive. The interior has been renewed and is presented in red with the elegant wooden steering wheel to compliment this great British sports car. The chassis and bodywork and engine were all renewed in 1991/2 when the present vendor purchased the car. It also has the full side flow exhaust system, which other similar cars don’t have! This car also comes with its original green log book. A wonderful “ pocket rocket” which brings a smile to your face every time you take it on the road – not to be missed.