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General Information

Year
1965
Make
Lotus
Model
Super Seven Cosworth 1500 SB1788
Color
Black
Packages
Well, I deleted the heater. The headers are close to the drivers feet
History
I bought it in So Cal in 1987. It had been freshly restored with an engine rebuild from Vanguard Racing in Ohio. I've had it in CA, Anchorage, AK and Tillamook Oregon. It works pretty well. It wheighs under 1100lb on the road, so not that much over half of an Elise. I autocrossed it on and off for a number of years. I ended up switching to a 1968 Ford Cortina GT for autocrossing because I wanted it to be more difficult to beat other cars.
1965 Lotus Super Seven Cosworth 1500 SB1788 (Black)

Modifications

Drivetrain
Additional porting and compression. The webers and headers and Cosworth intake manifolds are original.
Interior
Little pieces of carpet. Dash and interior panels were replaced with coated aluminum. Probably a mistake. It has a 10" Mountney steering wheel. Unfortunately, the original one has disappeared over the years.
Exterior
Tom Beauchamp built a new body for it after my brother wrecked it. The hood is attached with Dzus fasteners instead of lever clips, and the forward aluminum body panels are removable.
Audio
Not needed
Suspension
Spax shocks and springs. Chris Beebe axel mods, including a new chrome moly lower A frame with ball joint at the diff, welded / fabricated spring perches, TR7 axels and 3.9 gears, and quaife LSD, offset upper trailing arms with ball joints on one end, and a steg plate.
Wheel and Tire
Revolution Revolites, 205 60 13 Victoracer tires

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