This is a genuine and matching numbers Lotus 7 which was built by Lotus as a drive away car and was inspected by the works, and delivered on 4th September 1969, by Caterham Cars Ltd, who were then Lotus agents in UK. Included in the original specification were seat belts , tonneau cover , heater and Workshop Manual.
Powered by the Kent 1600 cc GT Cross- Flow engine number 9G 17396, coupled to the normal Ford gearbox and Escort rear axle assembly.
Imported into West Australia in 1978 , it then was acquired and sold by Chateau Moteur in Adelaide. S.A.
In September 1990 the engine was refreshed with a new high lift camshaft and a new fully balanced clutch, and tail shaft fitted, as well as receiving a gearbox re fresh with new bearings.
Competed in the Adelaide Grand Prix Rally in 1984, and the odd hill climb and sprint event.
In January 2017 the Lotus received a complete brake overhaul, including new brake cylinder and slave cylinder.
Original in all important respects with a Lotus Certificate of Vehicle Provenance and accompanying letter. This car has a large folio of historical documentation, receipts and old registration certificates attesting to the genuineness of the car, plus the original green bound Lotus 7 workshop manual.
Also included is a copy of the Lotus Historic Sports and Racing Cars in Australia book by Marc Schagen , where the car is noted on page 36 with an accompanying photograph.
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