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important: chassis numbers are as reported by owners -- their appearance here does not guarantee authenticity.

Lotus Seven
SB1587
Georgia, USA
SOLD

1962 Lotus Super 7, series 2
CHASSIS number: SB1587
FRAME number: confirmed
Correct-type non-crossflow motor #9E/681F 6015 CA
Rear axle: Lotus Cortina-4.123 ratio with Salisbury Limited slip diff.
Transmission: Mk1 GT Cortina, close ratio 4 speed.
Carbs: 2x Weber.
Accusump in passenger seat side.

UPDATE May 2017

After thorough review of the binder of documentation detailing this car, SimpleSevens is confident that this is fundamentally a genuine Lotus Seven frame produced for Lotus in the early 1960s. The FRAME is correctly stamped by the FRAME builder where it is expected to be found on this car.

It is a proper and correct frame, reinforced and updated for racing with period bolt-on DSK performance parts, including paperwork meticulously documenting all upgrades, including detailed hand drawn sketches, and various DSK informational bulletins of the period detailing the performance parts. Included in the sale is a replacement CHASSIS plate that appears to have inadvertently been stamped with the car's FRAME number rather than the usual CHASSIS number.

Lotus Seven SB1587 was a race car, at some point losing its CHASSIS plate for some reason. Some 30 years ago, the then owner secured a replacement CHASSIS plate, and was incorrectly advised to stamp the FRAME number onto the plate, although the owner did know the correct CHASSIS number: SB1587.

The car was raced in the late 80s early 90s. Below are photos of the car as rolled out of the garage in which it had been stored for many years. Current owner has owned it over 25 years. Not in race-ready shape, but does include 100+ pages of technical details of the set up of the engine, chassis and suspension, rear end and gear box (examples below). Accusump oil pump in passenger floor as many were in those days. One racing seat with harness, Brooklands screen, fuel cell, and a non-crossflow motor with webers. The body is straight, Panasport wheels, and single hoop roll bar.

Below are just a few example pages of the documentation that will come with this car.


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.