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1959 Lotus Seven Roadster Vehicle Profile

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1959 Lotus Seven photograph

1959 Lotus Seven photograph

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241 Series 1 Sevens were built, 20 with Climax engines and listed as 'Super Sevens.' This particular example is the 55th Lotus 7 built.

This rare Lotus was raced in England on the continent in the late 1950s and early-mid 1960s, brought to the United States and raced with various vintage and historic racing groups along with fast road driving on the roads of New England for the past forty years. Has been raced throughout the Northeast, Canada, and the Bahamas.

The engine is derived from the Coventry Climax 'Godiva' series of emergency fire pumps and, complete, weighs only 205 pounds.

- Coventry Climax 1485cc FWB engine, ex Cooper Formula II, all aluminum, SOHC, steel crank, connecting rods and camshaft, twin 40 DCOE Weber carburetors, 135 horsepower on dynometer.
- BMC alloy gearbox with straight cut, close ratio racing gears
- Salisbury LSD, 4.22 ratio, steel racing axle shafts
- 9-inch finned alloy drums, twin master cylinders with adjustable balance bar, competition brake shoe linings
- Tubular space frame chassis, aluminum body, stressed aluminum floors and interior bulkheads, ready to race weight: 850 pounds
- For road use: 15-inch wire wheels with 165-15 radials, road windshield with built-in wiper assembly, heater, radio, top, side curtains, full road lighting
- For race use: removable roll bar, racing screens, fuel cell built into original alloy fuel tank, Accusump oiling system, wire wheels with 500L15 Dunlop racing tires, 5 point harnesses, battery cut-off switch, rev limiter


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Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1959 sales)
1959 Lotus Seven Twin-Cam Sports
Chassis#: LVL0399CV1272
Sold for USD$25,827
  2017 Bonhams : Goodwood Members Meeting
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1959 Lotus Seven's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1959 Lotus-Climax Seven Series 18042012 Bonhams Collectors' Motor cars and Automobilia at Goodwood $42,000$54,000

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1959 Lotus Seven

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