Lotus 7 Series 3
|Date of Reg:||18/06/1984|
|Top Speed:||120+ mph|
|Transmission:||4 Speed Manual|
|Engine Output:||126 bhp|
|Race compliant roll bar, Kenlow Fan, Schroth 4 Point Harnesses, Electric cut off switch, Dry Sump, Race exhaust system, Piper Cross air filter trumpet socks, Revolution wheels, Full weather gear.|
Schroth 4 point harnesses, standard passenger seatbelt, leather race steering wheel, oil pressure, ammeter, water temperature, oil pressure & temperature gauges, fuel gauge, Smiths speedometer, rev counter... Everything you need
This Lotus Seven has perfect panels and new bonnet, paintwork is excellent as you can see from the pictures. Fully repainted in red May 2016 by Edmonds Automotive Refinishing, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. Front and rear wings are as new, nose cone and mesh unmarked. New rear springs and bespoke adjustable dampers, powder coated wishbones etc., Polybushed ARB and wishbones... Looks stunning
Complete with 5 excellent Revolution light weight race wheels, diamond cut with gloss black centres, 7x13 front and rear sitting on excellent all matching Avon CR28 185/60 R13 tyres.
Brake calipers have been overhauled including blasting and painting, new seal kit, pistons, discs and Girling 5/8 SP master cylinders. Needless to say braking is excellent, steering is precise.
Ford Cosworth Pre-Crossflow engine 1647cc, Accralite forged pistons and rings, Lotus Elan crank and rods, Kent 234 cam, dry sump, rebuilt twin Weber 40DCOE, fully rebuilt engine May 2016 at a cost of £3500 by R G Engineering Limited, Burton on Trent, Staffordshire. Fully set up with a 3.8 hour engine test at Exon Race Engines, Shepshed Leicester, full Dynamometer test results reveal a healthy 126.7 Hp @ 6200 RPM and 119.2 ft-lb of torque. This engine has only covered 1100 miles since rebuild.
On the road this is a very usable car, sounds amazing and such fun to drive. The gearbox and clutch are light in operation and selects gears with ease.
Lotus Seven Series 3 - A road legal car that can be used for club racing...
This car is ready to go... Fully rebuilt in 2016 at a cost in excess of £15,800 at 8447 miles, and covered a little over 1100 miles since. Early on this Seven was fitted with an RAC Safety Roll Bar on the 15th May 1972 the original fitment certificate is in the fully detailed history file, its understood that the car was then sold overseas for club racing use.
The Seven returned back to the UK in 1983 without its original SB chassis number presumably removed during chassis repairs / structural improvements through its racing life. During its time in the USA it was never registered for road use thus no supporting USA Registration Title came with the car to support its actual age when trying to register here with DVLA. The history file documents various correspondence to DVLA trying to obtain an age related number plate. This proved difficult with DVLA, finally an 'A' prefix 1984 current year plate was eventually agreed and registered 18th June 1984.
In 1988 the car was purchased by a Mr Palmer who subsequently lavished thousands of pounds on the car over the next 31 years. Mr Palmer had some success in Historic Club Racing / sprinting in the early 1990's, the history file details newspaper / magazine articles and programmes from this time.
The comprehensive history file has 19 past MOT's dating back to 1984, invoices for servicing, parts and 2016 extensive restoration and engine rebuild, 4 previous owners in the last 37 years.
This Seven can be used as a fun usable road or track day car its also competition compliant for Hill Climb / Sprint or Historic Circuit Racing, benefitting from an MSA compliant roll bar, cut-off master switch and 4 point Schroth harnesses.
Lotus Seven... Simple in construction, superb parts availability, mechanical simplicity, very practical and owners club support all combined offer worry free classic car motoring allowing the new owner to concentrate solely on enjoyment.
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