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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.

Richard Jones' 1962 Lotus Seven
SB1518
1962 S2 105e

June 2005, Richard Jones writes...

I own Lotus 7 Serial No. SB 1518. It's LHD with the 105E motor. I bought it back in 1972 as a race car from an individual and raced it in SCCA events (plus the odd autocross & gymkhana) until 1976 with a gap of about a year while I worked in Europe. It has never been titled or driven on the street (legally). It has been languishing in garages and storage units ever since.

below left: Green Valley Raceway near Ft. Worth, TX circa 1973, before the new paint job.
below right: at speed, Aloe Field near Victoria, Texas circa 1975 or 6. Check that right front wheel.

You know the story: "I'm going to restore it and fix it up to drive on the street when I get the time." Well, I've finally got the time. I'm retired now and I'm going to do it! I've pulled out the motor and sent the body/chassis off to be restored. Here are some "before" pictures in its old racing livery. Plus, I bought some very interesting bits while in Europe. I was living in Paris but working a lot in the UK


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.