1987 Caterham Super SevenSOLD

AutoSport 2007 Auction, The NEC - Birmingham UK, Saturday 13th January 2007

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Estimate: £7,000-10,000

Sold: £7,000

The first Seven was built in 1957 by Lotus, the brainchild of Colin Chapman, who was convinced of the advantages of small lightweight racing cars, giving huge power to weight benefits. He actually referred to the Seven as something he had dreamed of designing since he was a schoolboy - a 'four wheeled motorbike'. The first sevens were priced at £587 and were powered by a 40bhp Ford engine coupled to a single dry plate clutch and a three speed Ford gearbox. The design proved to be an instant success, Graham Hill being the first driver to race the seven in 1958. Over the next decade there were three more series of the Seven developed, improving transmission, suspension and increasing power to 84bhp. Overhauled in 1999 and having completed a mere 1,000km's since, this fantastic 1600cc Kent engined Super Seven is fitted with the more desirable and versatile 5 speed gearbox. The secret to the legendary performance has always been the cars phenomenal power to weight ratio and this example is no exception. With its aluminium panels painted in traditional British Racing Green as well as other useful additions such as a rollcage and competition harness, this adrenaline fueled sportscar comes complete with 12 months MoT as well as a recorded mileage of just 38,000km from new.

Reference Number 5640

as of 1/2/2007

Car 1987 Caterham Super Seven