To say the Lotus 7 is an icon is a little like saying Saturn V rockets are a teensy bit noisy. The Super 7 was designed by Lotus founder and motorsport engineering-god Colin Chapman in 1957 and the model is widely considered to be the very essence of Lotus’ design philosophy.
This particular Lotus 7 is the Series II model from 1962, it was recently restored to remarkably good condition by Tom Ellis of Thomas Vintage Motors in Boulder, Colorado. It’s running the 1500cc Ford Cosworth engine with more race-spec add-ons than could possibly be listed here, interestingly the car has been stored in a climate controlled warehouse in-between races and is even street-legal in the USA.
Race history includes top finishes at Road America, Steamboat Springs, Texas World, Topeka, Pikes Peak International and podium finishes in the Super 7 Challenge Series. – Current Owner –
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