1960 LOTUS 7 early Series 1 SEVEN ( built 1960 )

1960 Other Makes early LOTUS 7 IRS Seven IRS

Technical specifications of Other Makes early LOTUS 7 IRS Seven IRS 1960

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Item location: Vinemont, Alabama, United States
Make: Other Makes early LOTUS 7 IRS
Model: Seven IRS
Type: Roadster
Year: 1960
Mileage: 999
VIN: L563/763
Engine size: BMC A
Number of cylinders: 4
Transmission: Sprite ribcage 4 spd synchro
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
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Car description

Now at age 77, after many years of restoring and driving old race cars, I am retiring from the restoration business, and being encouraged by my family to sell most of my cars, and huge stock of Vintage parts.
selling here on ebaythis Lotus is for sale at our shop, and this listing may be ended at any time, unless Reserve has been met.
ALL REASONABLE OFFERS to add a " Buy it Now " will be considered,UNLESS Reserve has been met.
. Please note, as seen in the pictures, this Lotus has a current Vintage Tag and is registered and insured for road use in Alabama, and I do occasionally drive it with appropriate wheels/tires.
. Although it will make a transfer to your State easy, the car may not be fully highway legalin your areaas it presently is.
. Export is easy to most any destination, as the Documentation includes both SCCA Logbook # 28-01, and current Alabama Certificate of Registration as a Vintage Vehicle.

VIN L563/763
SCCA Logbook # 28-016

We located this Vintage Lotus in Phoenix Arizona a few years ago. It was brought to Arizona many years ago by the now deceased owner who retired there, moving from Ohio, where he had raced it as Formula C and Canada Class.
Originally powered by a Ford 105E for Club racing in the UK, it was converted to a BMC "A" when it was brought to Canada and raced in the Detroit area, eventually coming to Ohio in the US.
Many have looked it over carefully, and to all, it appears it is likely one of several built by Lotus with early Lotus Elan IRS, as there is no evidence that the frame was modified after the frame had been built by Progress for Lotus, and there is nothing indicating it ever had fenders. It is well known that Lotus built a half dozen or so non-homologated 7-IRS cars.
According to UK sources, the frame is a Progress chassis built in Jan-March 1960, and has the correct Progress Lotus # plate L563/763 ( Progress was the first builder of the Seven frames for Lotus at that time, before Arch, who built the later frames..) and it has the Williams & Pritchard Series One Alloy body and veryrare slant nose.

The car is pictured in the 1970's in Dennis' book " Legend of the Seven " and still presents itself very much as pictured in the 1970's.
The original hood (bonnet) was replaced to accommodate the carbs on the BMC engine, and the dash was replace, but BOTH the original hood and dash are included.
The nose is the very rare Series One alloy slant nose .

The blue wire wheels are the original 15" rear and 13" front, have good race tires and are included.

The Panasport wheels/tires shown at Halle, are from my other race cars, and may be purchased if desired.

If you like small bore racing, this car is a joy to drive, and after a 3 day CVAR event at Hallet, Oklahoma, the engine has just been freshened.
This will be make a great entry for the up-comingPut in Bay Vintage Event in September

It has a stout BMC "A" engine, a rib-case transmission, front disc bakes, and the car has just been converted to a split brake system before the Hallet Event.
The Rear Axle assembly is Factory Lotus Diff with their cast alloy uprights and drum brakes, with recent flex joints from Dave Bean Lotus. Front brakes are disc, and the brake system is now split for safety. Universals joints in the steering are all new, and the steering is positive.
The car has been thoroughly gone through at the shop for my personal use on track with no expense spared, but as with any race car, a complete pre-race check should always be done before EVERY track use

Many detailed pictures are available

The wheels/tires may be different in some pictures, see the description above.

Also, the transponder shown is my personal unit and does not come with the car

. The Car has current Logbooks, and
the car has current Vintage Registration and Insurance, and is occasionally driven on the highway,
The Registration makes it easy to export or register in other States, but the car may not be road-legal in your area as it is.
Although it appears no fenders were ever installed, we do have a set of front S1 alloy fenders, and a set of rear fiberglass fenders available.



If racing is not your plan, we can re-install the freshly rebuilt "warm-street" 1098cc engine, the original rare alloy fuel tan, and the 13" silver wire wheels with new tires as shown, and credit $2000 to the bid, after the sale.

Available at my shop in North Alabama, we have exported many cars to the UK, Europe, Asia, and Down Under,
and can assist with arrangements.


Google ... OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama

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TERMS...
. $500. deposit by PayPal at time of bid, and the balance by wire transfer within 5 Days.
. Stored inside FREE for up to 60 days if needed ………. after 60 days the cost is $60.00 per month
. It may say 'pick up only' but we can arrange shipping almost anywhere.
. Available at my shop in North Alabama, we have exported many cars and parts to Europe, Asia, and Down Under,and can assist you with arrangements.
Dave Perry
Google ..................OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama
. SEE... www.race-cardrivers.com/shop.htm


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TERMS...
. 500EUR deposit by PayPal and balance by wire transfer within 5 Days.
. Stored inside FREE for up to 60 days if needed ………. after 60 days the cost is $60.00 per month
. It may say 'pick up only' but we can arrange shipping almost anywhere.
. Available at my shop in North Alabama, we have exported many cars and parts to Europe, Asia, and Down Under,and can assist you with arrangements.
Dave Perry
Google ..................OldSchool Restorations of North Alabama

. SEE... www.race-cardrivers.com/shop.htm

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