1500 Cosworth Ford 116 E, MK 9,125 HP
The Super 7 was a simple, fast, minimalist sports car. Production began in 1957, and continued until 1972 under the Lotus name. In 1973 Lotus sold the Super 7 rights to Caterham, which continues to produce the cars to this day.
It was designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman and has been considered the embodiment of the Lotus philosophy of performance through low weight and simplicity. The original model was highly successful with more than 2,500 cars sold, due to its attraction as a road legal car that could be used for club racing. To this day the 7 and Super 7 dominate their respective classes in racing around the world.
This aluminum body was painted green at the factory but converted to American Racing colors during restoration including the tube chassis, body panels, engine, transmission and live axle rear end. The nose is G.R.P. and total weight is approximately 1,100 pounds. The engine is a dry sump with an added external oil pump. Front 9” disc brakes and rear drum, rack and pinion steering as well as period correct Minilite 13X6 wheels. The twin Weber carbs have probably added to the horsepower. A 7 gallon racing fuel cell is quite adequate for most situations and the final drive is 4.5-1.