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Produced: 1957-1960, 250 produced.
Types: Sports
Lotus Seven S1 (1959)
The first cars made by Colin Chapman were sold as a Lotus VI but production did not really get under way until the Seven appeared.  The customers could choose between a kit or ready-to-run car.  After about 3,000 had been sold, Colin Chapman sold the rights in the Seven to Caterham Cars (q.v.).
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Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1172ccS4 SVFord Sidevalve63.5mm x 92.456mm
948ccS4 OHVBMC A-Series62.92mm x 76.2mm
1500ccS4 DOHCCoventry Climax

Drivetrain and Suspension

DrivetrainSteeringFront SuspensionRear Suspension

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
85 mph30 mpg

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