Early Lotus Seven

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Pete
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Early Lotus Seven

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This popped up on Facebook this week! What an awesome project. 😍
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Wow. That is quite a discovery! 8-)
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Brian Luff's old car.

I saw that on an old Lotus thread, quite the dream find.

A friend has just restored an early S2 America, and they are just such lovely things.

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Bet that would be brilliant fun, once done.
Real barn find.
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Chassis 4?
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Wow what a find! Love to have an early S2 Seven with either BMC A, or Coventry Climax power. This is a late S1 though isn't it?
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The dilemma is how to treat it, originally had a Ford side valve?
First hurdle is what you might have to pay for it and then consider the cost to return to original or otherwise. The original ali nose, wings and bodywork are not an insignificant cost, apart tube chassis and everything else. An S2 or S3 are likely to cost a lot less but I do agree that a car of this significance has got to be worth restoring well, if you have the money.
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