1959 Lotus 7 Series 1

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Technical specifications

Color:polished aluminum
Transmission:4 speed Sprite rib-caged casing
Engine:948 BMC
Trim:race prepared
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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 history
Former 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),
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 transmission
Special hardened rear axle shafts, with one set of spares
Water: electric cooling fan
Updated 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 requirements
Expensively modified, polished and balanced H1 SU’s
Spax adjustable shocks all around
Five new 60 spoke wire wheels with excellent Dunlap vintage (VSCCA spec)
Period racing screen and high mount Talbot mirrors
Hour meter on dash, oil temperature, pressure and water temperature gauges
Quick disconnect battery charging plug
Alternator for new on-course charging/starting requirements
.. Titon aluminum trailer available (weighs 480 lbs. with a 5,000 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 cover
Red Line(synthetic) fluids throughout
Optical ignition points conversion

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