January 21st, 2017
Our Lotus 7 S1 is back and ready for testing. The car was comprehensively rebuilt some years ago around a new Crosthwaite and Gardner frame with panelling by Len Pritchard. Final assembly was by Grant Williams and Nick Adams, with subsequent race preparation by Andrew Hibberd. The car is modelled on the early factory prototype and competition cars and fitted with a Coventry Climax engine, de Dion back axle and disc brakes all-round.

 
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January 4th, 2017
Staying with the Lotus 7 theme, a couple of lovely period photographs of modified cars taking part in hill climb events by Guy Griffiths. The shot of car #11 on the hill was taken at Prescott in the mid-1960s. The three-car start line shot is also from Prescott - possibly the same meeeting.




 
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December 30th, 2016
Some otherwise-spare time over the holiday period was put to good use in acquiring a couple of period Lotus 7 S1 sales brochures to go with our car of that type. They are lovely items in their own right and a good source of original pictures and spec details. The brochure with the orangey/red cover is the earlier of the two and probably dates from late-1957. The brochure with the frontal shot of the car is the later of the two and probably dates from mid-1958. It covers the basic, export and ...  
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December 12th, 2016
Some nice pictures from Jonathan Stevenson of the Kremer 935 Street we sold last year, taken in the Porsche Hatfield showrooms where the car is currently on display. The car is a Kremer conversion on a 1974 Carrera MFI base and is almost certainly unique in RHD. It had been owned by one family from new when we sold it.



 
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December 12th, 2016
The chassis plate on our 1969 Elan S4 SE DHC records the unit number/VIN of the car. There is another number on the chassis itself - a Lotus-manufactured replacement item. It has been suggested that it may be one of the last of the original non-galvanised chassis. The paperwork with the car confirms it was supplied by Bell and Colville in 1980.



 
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December 7th, 2016
Bart Kuyken's latest volume of lovely old-school pictures of classic Porsche enthusiasts and their cars is now available. Click on the books tab at his website www.bartkuykens.com. You may even find some shots of our 356 pre-A at Goodwood.




 
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