Lotus Elan

Quickest Lotus Seven in the US is for sale ...

PostPost by: cabc26b » Wed May 14, 2008 3:28 pm

Hoping for a pass on this as Gary set a seven precedent over in the gallery with the S1 seven pictures -

Jim Woods is selling his 1965 Super Seven over on the SimpleSevens site - I know the car and the owner and can vouch for both being of superb quality. While Jim says in his ad arguably the quickest seven, I would tell you that undeniably would be more accurate ?If I had room in the garage I would have bought this myself ? $30,000 ( very fair price considering the record and the legitmacy of the car)

Details over on Simple Sevens or contact Jim via email at [email protected]
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PostPost by: bill308 » Thu May 15, 2008 11:31 pm

What's the difference between a seven and super seven? I always though the super seven was fitted with a twin cam.

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PostPost by: types26/36 » Fri May 16, 2008 12:14 am

I think the term "Super Seven" was first used by Lotus when the Cosworth modified pre cross flow seven appeared(1340cc) and also the 1500 cc pre cross flow engine was used, the Twin Cam Seven (series 3) was known as the "Twin Cam SS" of which Lotus made only 13.
Lotus then made the series 4 with Twin Cam and cross flow engine but it was at that time Caterham took over the rights and they reverted back to the series 3 type body.
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PostPost by: saildrive2001 » Tue May 20, 2008 9:04 pm

I think Lotus used the super 7 for the model fitted with the full front wheel fenders as opposed to the motorcycle ones. I don't remember whther there were any other differences but I'm sure someone on the 7 group could educate us further.
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PostPost by: types26/36 » Tue May 20, 2008 9:19 pm

Lotus Seven
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After the English Ford flathead (L head or side valve) with 49 hp (37 kW), a BMC series A was used, then push rod overhead valve Fords of 1,340 cc and 1,500 cc with the intake and exhaust on the same side of the head. These were often Cosworth modified; the Cosworth 1,340 cc "Super Seven" delivered 85 bhp and the 1,500 cc "Super Seven 1500" 105 bhp. These were later replaced by the Ford Kent engine, better known as the Ford crossflow, in 1,600 cc and 1,700 cc models designated SuperSprints; in their 1,700 cc guise, a crossflow delivers up to 135 bhp. The acceleration finally caught up to the handling when the Cosworth/Ford twin cam 1,600, as in the Lotus Elan, was used. There was also a model, sold in the US with a Coventry Climax engine and independent rear suspension.
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I dont think this is strictly true as I believe all of the 13 Twin Cam SS cars were Holbay modified and not Cosworth as indicated by this article.
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