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1962 Lotus Super 7 SOLD

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Condition: Concours
Price:  US $38,000 FIRM  Currency_Convert
Location: Ohio USA

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This is undoubtedly the fastest and best prepared Lotus Super 7 in the U.S. It is a well-known car that was originally built and raced by Lee Chapman in the 1980's, and later by Tom Yeager during the 1990's. Comprehensively restored during the winter of 2006-2007 and only 7 races since that time. Every single component on the car was either refurbished to concours condition or replaced with new. The car is now fully sorted and is the fastest SVRA Group 3 or Group 8 car at most race meetings (it can run in either Group 3 or Group 8 depending on the weight of the car). As part of the restoration the frame was thoroughly crack-checked and all questionable tubes were replaced. A single-hoop rollbar was designed with safety in mind, and incorporates additional side impact protection on both sides of the cockpit which further enhances the strength of the chassis. Significant frame strengthening was also done during the restoration and it was then powdercoated before final assembly. At that time and a .100 aluminum floor was added along with .060 inner panels and all were both glued and riveted into place using aircraft grade hardware. If you are looking for THE BEST Super 7 currently being raced, this is the car for you.


Built into a vintage race car by Lee Chapman in the early 1980's (had been a street car prior to that time -- no SCCA history) and then raced very successfully by Lee. Subsequently purchased and raced by Tom Yeager. Years of development have gone into this car such that it is now the most highly developed, vintage prepared Lotus 7 anywhere. The car is 100% legal, and is accepted by all major vintage race groups.

Recent Competition History

7 poles in 7 starts since a comprehensive restoration. There is not a faster vintage prepared 1500 cc Lotus 7 anywhere. Has run 1:37 at Mid Ohio, 2:12 at Watkins Glen, 2:13 at VIR, 1:15 at Waterford Hills, and 2:43 at Road America.

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