Revolutionary: ’66 Lotus Seven Series 2
We mean the good kind of revolutionary and not the over throw the government kind. Designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman, the Lotus Seven is considered to be the best example of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity. The original model was highly successful with more than 2,500 cars sold. The Lotus Seven was among the first cars to possess a fully stressed space frame designed for lightness and strength. This is a serious sports car and the car’s space frame was very complex. The Seven did not have opening doors or conventional windows so it looks almost like a kit car but nothing could be more far from the truth. Today’s featured Seven is a Series 2 example built in 1966. It is powered by a Lotus engine breathing through twin Webers. The car was imported to the US in 1985 coming from the UK where it was first registered in 1966. It was yellow back then. The listing is very complete and tells us the Seven has had a number of serious improvements or updates and has covered few miles in the past 23 years. Someone please save this one as it is a fine example of the what is good about sports cars of this period. Click here for the listing.