1961 Lotus Super Seven Super 7

Lotus Super Seven 1961 technical specifications

Item location: Pleasanton, California, United States
Make: Lotus
Model: Super Seven
SubModel: Super 7
Type: Convertible
Trim: Super 7
Year: 1961
Mileage: 100
VIN: SB1277
Color: British Racing Green
Engine size: Cosworth 116E
Number of cylinders: 4
Fuel: Gasoline
Transmission: Manual
Drive type: Rear Wheel Drive
Interior color: Red
Options: Leather Seats, Convertible
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1961 Lotus Super 71961 Lotus Super 7 Series 2 in British Racing Green (BRG) w/ Yellow Stripe Includes Import History. Restoration Documentation & Clean Title - VIN # SB1277 Cosworth 116E 1500 cc 120 hp Engine w/ Quaife 4-speed Transmission Professionally Restored in 2012 & 13; 3. 1 hours on Fresh Engine; Track Ready __________________________ NOTE: Our listings are rather lengthy. They not only describe this particular car but also some history of the make/model. considerations in buying a classic car and facts about our firm. However. we continually hear from out of state / out of country buyers (many of our clients) that they prefer the level of detail that we provide. However. if you are not prepared to read the full listing. please read the OVERVIEW below along with viewing the PHOTOGRAPHS at the bottom. If you'd prefer. please call us at 925-846-1451 and we'll gladly discuss the Lotus and answer any questions over the telephone. including our "Buy it Now" policy. Yes. the Lotus can be purchased prior to the end of the eBay auction. PHOTOGRAPHS PLEASE NOTE: EACH TIME WE LIST A VEHICLE ON EBAY WE RECIEVE COMMENTS THAT THERE ARE NO PHOTOS OF THE INTERIOR. ENGINE. UNDERCARRIAGE. ETC. OF THE CAR. THERE ARE CLOSE TO 100 PHOTOS OF ALL AREAS OF THIS LOTUS. BUT WHEN YOU REACH WHAT APPEARS TO BE THE LAST PHOTO. YOU WILL NEED TO SCROLL DOWN ON eBay TO VIEW THE REMAINING PHOTOS. IF YOU ARE STILL UNABLE TO SEE THEM. PLEASE CALL US AT 925-846-1451 AND WE WILL PROVIDE A DIRECT LINK. NOTE: IT IS A VIOLATION OF EBAY POLICY FOR US TO LIST THE URL ON THE EBAY LISTING. PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU WOULD LIKE ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF ANY PART OF THE LOTUS. ALL OF OUR PHOTOS ARE TAKEN IN NATURAL LIGHT AND WE DO NOT "PHOTO-SHOP" OR TOUCH-UP THE PHOTOS IN ANY WAY. INTRODUCTION This car is offered at a realistic price and. unlike bidding on cars in an auction environment. you will have the benefit of extensive information and history on the car prior to making a buying decision. Equally as important is the fact that Classic Cars Ltd. has been in business for 21+ years and enjoys an excellent national / international relationship with over 840 positive eBay feedback responses. Please keep in mind that we will gladly. 1. Answer any questions over the telephone and take the time to guide prospective customers through the buying process (925-846-1451). 2. Assist with locating a quality. suitable transporter at very competitive prices. 3. Provide proof that we are licensed. bonded (for the financial transaction). fully insured. and operate from an established showroom environment. 4. Provide feedback from previous buyers. and specific references for vehicle purchases in your area (we also ask that you view our detailed eBay feedback by clicking on the number to the right of the eBay user name) 5. Offer additional information including specific photographs or clarification of any part of our description of the vehicle Thank you again. please let me know if I can be of assistance. Happy "eBaying"! Paul R. Wankle. Pres. Classic Cars Ltd. Pleasanton. CA 925-846-1451 OVERVIEW-THIS PARTICULAR 1961 LOTUS SUPER 7 This is a great opportunity to own a genuine Lotus Super 7 Series 2 with a recent professional restoration and only 2. 8 hours on the engine clock since the rebuild. This car is vintage race legal and period correct. Further. this car could be made street legal if desired by very little effort. Major features of the car are: - "Built" Cosworth 116E 1500 cc 120 hp in-line 4 cylinder engine - Twin 40mm Weber side-draft carburetors (Properly jetted) - Aeroquip fittings and stainless steel. wired lines - Jet coated header - New exhaust & Supertrapp - Accusump oiling system - High pressure oil pump - Baffled oil sump pan - 4-speed Quaife "Rocket" gearbox - 3. 9:1 ratio limited slip rear - Right-hand drive - Quick release steering wheel - 2. 5 ratio rack-and-pinion steering (totally rebuilt) - Totally rebuilt front & rear suspension components - Hydraulic clutch - Dual brake master cylinder - Polished Front suspension - Lower front A arms with negative camber - Chrome adjustable springs - Front brakes 8" disks; rear brakes 8" drums - New rotors and machined rear drums - AVON racing tires on 8-spoke 13" rims; tread left for many more races - Rebuilt radiator - Aluminum swirl pot - Fuel cell - Ignition cut off switch - Driver only 6-point safety harness - Period style roll bar - Halon fire extinguisher system - Driver's roll bar - British Racing Green (BRG) paint w/ mid yellow stripe - Dual Brooklands wind screens - Newly upholstered - Original VIN plate & Proper. Clear Title NOTE: Please refer to "Restoration" section below for additional build details and specifications. DETAILS-THIS PARTICULAR 1961 LOTUS SUPER 7 This 1961 Lotus Super 7 Series 2 will appeal to the purist that has an interest in vintage racing. fast street rallies. auto crossing. or possibly to use as a highly unique street car. It is completely restored both mechanically and cosmetically and is ready to enjoy. It has been driven only 2. 8 hours since the engine rebuild. Although currently in race configuration. this Lotus carries a clean title and proper. original VIN plate. While the car has been used as a D production race car. it has potential as a "fast road car". auto-cross car or a road rally car. The car is fitted with headlights. turn signals. rear lights that would need to be wired in order to use the car on the street. The Lotus 7 carries VIN # SB1277. the original VIN plate (not mounted on the new aluminum firewall) and considerable restoration documentation (including receipts / photos) along with documentation showing the cars history of being imported from Japan in 1972. HISTORY After being produced in England. this Lotus was shipped and originally sold in Japan. In July 1972 it was sold to a US Air Force sergeant stationed in Japan who. in May 1974. had it shipped to the U. S. upon his transfer stateside. Documents recording all of this are provided with the car. U. S. registration receipts for this sergeant from 1974. 5 and 6 are in the file. Subsequently. the Lotus was sold to a San Antonio. Texas owner and the file contains a copy of a 1991 Texas title. It was again sold to a San Antonio owner in 2004. Some of the early documents list the color as purple or blue. It is now the very desirable British Racing Green (BRG). In 2012-2013. it was professionally restored and sparingly novice raced as later detailed. It has also been professionally maintained. RESTORATION The Lotus was professionally restored by Alamo Power Sports in Boerne. Texas in 2012 and 2013. An incredible total of $18. 22 was spent to update the Super 7 to its current fine condition both mechanically and cosmetically. Details of the restoration are as follows: June 2012 $11. 28 total - Paint ($3000) and decals; BRG w/ yellow center stripe - Upholstery; seat back. seat bottom. rear deck - Full detailing including aluminum panels - Install Dave Bean camshaft and associated parts - New larger valves. stem guides and seals - Install Tony Ingram / Fast 7's high pressure/high volume oil pump - Install Tony Ingram / Fast 7's duplex timing gear set - Install ignition ignitor (good for 9000 rpm) - Install Datsun 240Z rear brake drums - Install Lee Chapman 2. 5 ratio rack-and-pinion steering - Install large OEM radiator - Install driver's 6-point Simpson safety belt - Install steering column quick release system The car was then raced a couple of times in Texas as evidenced by 2012 CVAR stickers on the roll bar. Then. in early 2013. it was again taken to Alamo Power Sports for a complete engine bottom end freshening as follows: February 2013 $6. 73 total - New crankshaft - New pistons. connecting rods and bearings - New cylinder sleeves - New high pressure/high volume oil pump - New Redline aluminum intake manifold - Install 3. 9 ratio rear end September 2013 $321-Install Accusump oiling system The car was then raced 4 times as shown by additional CVAR stickers on the roll bar. An engine time meter shows only 2. 8 total hours on the engine since this complete rebuild. The track sessions were mostly "easy" driving by a novice driver who used the Lotus to obtain his driving credentials. A current log book is included. MECHANICAL - "Built" Cosworth 116E 1500 cc in-line 4 cylinder engine; 120~ hp Car weighs 1. 50 Lbs. ) - Engine fully rebuilt top and bottom (see above) - Dual Weber side-draft carburetors - Redline aluminum intake manifold - Gear reduction starter - Rev limiter - Hour meter on engine - Fuel pressure gauge under hood - Supertrapp exhaust on left side - Accusump pressure oiling system. air tank on left cockpit floor - 4-speed Quaife "Rocket" gearbox - 3. 9:1 ratio rear end - Proper Right-hand drive - Quick release Moto-Lita steering wheel. center Lotus emblem. red leather - 2. 5 ratio rack-and-pinion steering - Hydraulic clutch w/ no play - Dual brake master cylinder - Front brakes 8" Girling disks; rear brakes 8" Datsun 240Z drums - AVON racing tires on 8 spoke rims; front 5. 0/22. 0-13; rear 8. 5/23. 0-13; tread left for many more races - One spare mounted front tire on wheel - Chrome plated front suspension - Fuel cell SAFETY - Driver only 6-point Simpson safety harness - Plumbed Halon fire extinguisher system w/ dash actuator - Driver's roll bar. chrome plated - Fuel cell EXTERIOR - BRG paint w/ mid yellow stripe - "Meatball" 7DP racing number - Polished aluminum side panels and rear fender stone guards - Aluminum hood. extremely lightweight - Fiberglas fenders and nose fairing - Black upholstered rear deck - Twin outside rear view mirrors - Twin Brooklands wind screens; inside rear view mirror mounted on right screen - Two headlights. two front turn lights and two rear tail lights mounted but not wired INTERIOR - Newly upholstered red driver's seat back and bottom - Newly covered red dash - Left (passenger) cockpit not upholstered; air tank for Accusump on floor - Ignition. fire extinguisher switch and starter button on dash - Four gauge cluster: oil pressure/temperature. tachometer. water temperature and voltage CONDITION The BRG paint is in fine condition with minimal. typical racing imperfections but the car shows very well. The aluminum side panels and rear fender guards have been nicely polished. The left side exhaust is attractive. Plenty of rubber remains on the AVON tires for further racing. The cockpit is clean and newly upholstered. The 6-point seat belt is in fine condition. The dash and steering wheel. both red. are very nice. The twin Brooklands wind screens are in good condition. The engine compartment is very clean and reflects a high quality build and excellent maintenance. Similarly. the underside of the car is clean. straight and free from damage. It shows only minimal discoloration but absolutely no heavy accumulation of fluids. OTHER - California smog test not required for vehicles 1975 and older - Original VIN plate mounted on firewall - Clear. transferable title - Not currently street registered but could be with minimal effort (wiring lights. etc. ) - File of restoration receipts and ownership documents HISTORY OF THE LOTUS SUPER 7 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 due to its attraction as a road legal car that could be used for clubman racing. The Lotus 7 cars are tremendous fun both on the street and on the race track. The original 1957 Lotus Seven was powered by a 40 hp Ford in-line 4 cylinder engine. It was mainly intended for lower budget club racing on short tracks. The Lotus Seven S2 followed in 1960 and was supplemented by the Lotus Super Seven S2 in 1961. The Super Seven initially used the larger Cosworth modified 1340cc Ford Classic engine and later examples were fitted with 1498cc or 1599cc engines. PURCHASING A COLLECTOR VEHICLE - THINGS TO CONSIDER As always. we recommend that you carefully review the seller's background for any collector car being sold over the Internet. It is important to ask yourself a number of questions including. but not limited to: - How long have they been in business? - How much experience do they have with collector cars? - How many positive collector car vehicle sales have they completed (positive eBay feedback)? - How detailed/complete is the description of the vehicle? - Do the photos show details of the interior. exterior. top. chrome. etc. or are they simply "glamour shots" taken from a distance? - Does the seller have a Surety Bond to protect the financial transaction? - What about insurance. licensing by the state. and a local business license? - Does the seller (if a business) have any DMV (Motor Vehicle) complaints and/or other history of legal action. grievances? - Does the seller enjoy a favorable local and national/international reputation? - Can the seller assist with funding sources. transport and out of state/country sales? ABOUT CLASSIC CARS LTD. - Classic Cars Ltd. has been in the same. small. California town for over 20 years. We operate a small "brick & mortar". indoor showroom. and specialize in the sale. consignment. and purchase of sports. high performance and specialty vehicles of all types. We have a particular interest in sports cars and unique vehicles. - The majority of our vehicles come from local. private owners and collectors. and many were sold new in California. We appreciate that rust free cars. with excellent documentation and history are especially attractive to our buyers both locally. and around the country. As a result. we do not purchase our collectible cars from "distressed" sales. such as wholesale auctions. salvage sales. or lien sales. We do not sell vehicles with salvage titles. or those that have a history of significant accident damage or repair. We have sold hundreds of unique. classic and collectible vehicles and regularly deal with buyers that have not had the experience of purchasing a large (both physically and monetarily) item on eBay. or through an Internet source. Our eBay feedback is 100% positive on all vehicle sales from customers around the globe and is a reflection of our commitment to accurate. complete. and thorough vehicle descriptions. - We have been shipping vehicles for years and have established excellent contacts that are not only high quality but very price competitive. We do not use brokers. terminal shipping or other discount methods. Call us or email for a quote directly to your home or office. We are often able to obtain quality enclosed transportation (the kind of travel this car deserves) for the cost of open shipping. - Please review our feedback on eBay (user name Never22Many) representing over 840 positive transactions to buyers all over the United States / World. - We are fully insured. bonded. and licensed for collector car sales all over the United States/World. - Classic Cars Ltd. carries a $50. 00 Surety bond to cover financial transactions - We frequently sell vehicles to out of State / out of country buyers. and will be glad to provide references for buyers in your area. MISCELLANEOUS GENERAL INFORMATION - As with virtually all collector/specialty vehicles. we find that parts and resources are readily available for this (and most every vehicle). thanks in large part to the Internet. - In addition to the purchase price of the vehicle. California buyers will be subject to sales tax. a documentation fee. DMV transfer fees and license/registration. Out-of-state buyers will be responsible for the purchase price of the vehicle and any local taxes/fees will be the purchaser's responsibility to pay in their respective state. IMPORTANT NOTE: If the vehicle is delivered or driven in California and driven on California roads. sales-tax. license/registration and transfer fees will be assessed per California law. - While we encourage telephone calls to discuss this vehicle in greater detail we will not respond to inquiries asking "What is the reserve". Also. if you would prefer that we call you to answer any questions about the vehicle; shipping alternatives. etc. please e-mail us with your telephone number and will gladly get back in touch with you. - We encourage inspections of this Lotus by serious. qualified individuals or professional inspectors. Please call at 925-846-1451 to arrange a convenient time. - As a race car. we are unable to provide a warranty or guarantee of condition. However. we make every effort to accurately represent our vehicles. and highlight both positive items as well as areas that require attention. We ask that prospective buyers consider our eBay history/feedback. standing in the community. length of time in business. and other factors when purchasing a collectible vehicle from Classic Cars Ltd. - Minor cosmetic issues/flaws may be present on every vehicle (regardless of cost) including small chips. nicks. scratches. etc. that can be seen on even the best restoration. or even a relatively new. used "pre-owned" vehicle. - The information contained in this description is believed to be accurate but. in some instances. has been provided by the car's owner. previous owners. or outside sources. As a result. we are unable to guarantee the accuracy of the information. We encourage verification of "numbers" and significant data prior to the purchase of any collector vehicle that you are considering. Thank you. Classic Cars Ltd. 925-846-1451 Specifications: Body Type / Style:Racing Exterior Color:BRG / Yellow Trim Interior Color:Red Engine:Ford Cosworth 1500cc 116E Transmission: Quaife "Rocket" 4-Speed Mileage:Brand New! Drive:Rear Doors:N/A Equipment: "Body Off" Restoration3" 5 Point Belts (Dr. Side)Alloy Valve CoverAluminum Body / HoodCompetition BeltsCustom InteriorDual Side MirrorsExempt From Smog in CaliforniaFire Suppression SystemFront Disc BrakesFull InstrumentationGood Avon TIres (5)Quaife "Rocket" GearboxQuick Ratio SteeringQuick Release Moto-Lita Quick Release Moto-LitaRace Brake PadsRace Log Book Incl. Re-jetted 40 DCOE WebersRebuilt EngineRebuilt EngineRebuilt TransmissionRemovable Steering WheelRemovable WindshieldRepair HistoryRepair ReceiptsSEE DESCRIPTION. Supertrapp ExhaustTwin Weber CarburetorsVintage Race Eligible Current Log Book 6 Races Since Restoration 3. 0 Hours on Engine! Japanese Import Docs Restoration Receipts Terms & Conditions Buyers outside of California will be responsible for a $195. 00 fee for processing/administration. The charge will apply if the vehicle is purchased through ebay or before or after the auction. directly through Classic Cars Ltd. The vehicle is listed for sale elsewhere. We reserve the right to end the auction at anytime. We will be glad to discuss details of a "pre-auction" purchase (925) 846 1451. Inspections of vehicles are encouraged but (by appointment only) must be completed within 24 hours of the end of the auction. Out of state buyers are responsible for the high bid and any shipping costs. California buyers are subject to the appropriate sales tax. DMV transfer. and fees associated with the purchase of any used vehicle sale in the state of California. To avoid shipping the title with the car to our out of state buyers. we mail the title via Priority Mail. While shipping and transportation costs (if appropriate) are the responsibility of the winning bidder. we can assist with locating a suitable transporter. We regularly ship cars all over the USA/World. and can often times locate very competitive rates for transporting vehicles door to door. to a local terminal. enclosed. open. etc. Please call us for specific information/rates to your location. We meet some great people and fellow enthusiasts. and only rarely do we have problems with non-paying bidders. Please be certain that you are prepared to buy the car if you bid. or call us at 925-846-1451 before the end of the auction if we can answer any questions. If you have a "sunglass" rating or fewer than 10 feedback ratings on eBay. please call us before you bid so that we can discuss the bidding process. etc. If we do not hear from you. we reserve the right to delete your bid. Thank You & Happy Bidding Classic Cars Ltd. 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