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1959 Lotus 7 Series 1

1959 Lotus Other

Make: Lotus
Model: Other
Trim: race prepared
Year: 1959
Mileage: 5,000
VIN: 503
Color: polished aluminum
Transmission: 4 speed Sprite rib-caged casing
Drive type: RWD
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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Description for Lotus Other 1959

Lotus Seven Series 1. #503 Ready–to-go super competitive VARA/SVRA/VSCCA/other eligible racing car; currently VSCCA #776 with documented CASC. VSCCA and SVRA historyFormer Canadian (CASC) champion and winner of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix and well placed Lime Rock Fall Vintage Festival (3rd) results a well Meadowbrook Historic (2- 2nd)Two races on rebuilt highly modified 948cc BMC race engine (currently 1027cc displacement). /p>Billet crank (stopped chasing nitrided cranks). 1300 rods. Cosworth pistons. Ported and polished Cooper 998 head with rim-flow valves. aluminum flywheel. competition clutch. baffled oil sump 95-100 real horsepower with nitrided crank. so may now be near 105 BHP. broad torque range. very flexible and easy to drive with two rear options – 4. 22 for higher speed and 4:55 for shorter/tight course. Straight-cut close ratio rib-cased Spridget transmissionSpecial hardened rear axle shafts. with one set of sparesWater: electric cooling fanUpdated roll bar (with removable cross brace in passenger well). fuel cell. dual brake master cylinder. new racing harness. catch bottles. etc. Tubular header and straight through pipe; also a chrome Series 1 exhaust for lowered dB (less than 83 dB) output track requirementsExpensively modified. polished and balanced H1 SU’sSpax adjustable shocks all aroundFive new 60 spoke wire wheels with excellent Dunlap vintage (VSCCA spec)Period racing screen and high mount Talbot mirrorsHour meter on dash. oil temperature. pressure and water temperature gaugesQuick disconnect battery charging plugAlternator for new on-course charging/starting requirements. Titon aluminum trailer available (weighs 480 lbs. with a 5. 00 lbs GVW) Restored in 1987 and never bent. and continuously updated and improved mechanically Excellent rust free chassis (number 7-503). excellent polished aluminum alloy body with cycle fenders and alloy rear tonneau coverRed Line(synthetic) fluids throughoutOptical ignition points conversion