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MKVI - MK7 S1 | SB1000 - 1499 | SB1500 - 1999 | SB2000 - 2499 | SB2500 - 2999 | SB3000 +
important: chassis numbers are as reported by owners -- their appearance here does not guarantee authenticity.

Lotus Seven SB1961

FOR SALE

With just over 3,200 original miles, this is likely the lowest mileage original Lotus 7 in existence. Documented by Historic Lotus 7 Registrar, and I am the 3rd owner of this car. It was sold new in Tennessee in 1965 (original title included) and used primarily as an SCCA race car from 1965 through 1969 when engine problems caused it to be parked for the next 51 years. It was sold to the 2nd owner in July 1971 with the intent of him rebuilding the engine and doing a refurbishment on the car but the project stalled and the car has now not turned a wheel since 1969.

The chassis is sound and straight with only minor surface rust in areas where the original paint has flaked off. The aluminum skin is in good condition and in my estimation should be reused in order to maintain originality. There is a new aluminum hood (bonnet) with the proper S2 side scoop.

I estimate that 99% of parts needed to complete the car will be included in the sale and most are either new or have been refurbished and are ready for installation.

Here is a list of the major items but there is far more than what is listed here:

Original 1340cc Ford Kent engine, professionally rebuilt and finished December 2020 (cost nearly $4000). Block was hot-tanked, honed and original std/std crank re-installed, plus:

  • new pistons
  • new cam
  • new lifters
  • new timing chain
  • new valve springs
  • new valves

Weber DCOE 40 carburettors including:

  • miscellaneous chokes
  • velocity stacks
  • jets
  • floats
  • rebuild kits

Original "3 rail" close-ratio (2.5 first gear) transmission: professionally rebuilt in 2020

FIVE (5) original 4.5" wide Lotus steel wheels, beautiful center hubcaps and new Michelin tires

New fiberglass, still in gelcoat and bubble wrap:

  • nose
  • front clamshell fenders
  • proper 8.5" wide rear fenders

Other New Parts:

  • Brooklands screens
  • exhaust header/exhaust system
  • speedometer cable
  • brake master cylinder
  • rear wheel cylinders
  • braided brake lines
  • brake pads and shoes
  • front transmission tunnel aluminum (shifter cover area)
  • RHD steering rack
  • suspension bushings
  • mirrors
  • front grille
  • all lights and signals (including new chrome headlight buckets plus original AND reproduction Wingard taillights)
  • interior kit including seat covers and inner side panels in the proper burgundy color with white piping
  • white fender piping for front and rear fenders.
  • adjustable shocks and springs
  • clutch and driven disc with original reconditioned flywheel.

Other Original Parts:

  • Beautiful original wood 3-spoke steering wheel with center Lotus badge
  • fuel tank: cleaned, painted - ready to install
  • radiator: hot tanked, pressure checked, painted - ready to install
  • swirl pot: powder coated - ready to install
  • front anti-rollbar: new bushings installed, painted - ready to install
  • rear a-frame and rear trailing arms: all new bushings installed, painted - ready to install
  • driveshaft: reconditioned, painted - ready to install
  • Front fender/headlight brackets: (all 4) powder coated - ready to install
  • 3 differentials
  • 3 original axle housings (2 of which have been braced and gusseted)
  • 6 rear axle shafts plus several sets of front and rear hubs

Plus there is much, much more.

$17,500.00
Contact Craig Chima at chima97@aol.com or call: (330) 807-0742
located in Akron, Ohio USA


History - Legend - Stories - For Sale

MKVI - MK7 S1 | SB1000 - 1499 | SB1500 - 1999 | SB2000 - 2499 | SB2500 - 2999 | SB3000 +
important: chassis numbers are as reported by owners -- their appearance here does not guarantee authenticity.