Saturday, December 24, 2016

Once Upon A Kit: 1960 Lotus 7 Replica

It is almost time for a big foreign bearded guy to break and enter into millions of family homes around the globe -- but only after he has stalked young children for the past year...but if you want to get you mind onto happier thoughts, check out what you can get for less than 10 large? Find this 1960 Lotus 7 Replica offered for $9,500 in Santa Cruz, CA via craigslist.

Between the vintage style fenders (will it float at speed?) is a 1.5 liter Nissan 4-banger that is fed via a few carburetors and mated to a 5-speed manual gearbox. The seller has owned the car for the past 16 years and it looks like a good deal to me.

See a better way to drive a 4-wheel motorcycle?


  1. Those wheels really gotta go. But the rest of it would look pretty good in my garage...

  2. This ad is a how NOT to photograph a car you want 10 grand for. Yes, those wheels are awful and the engine needs a new valve cover, at least. But has potential.

  3. The ad says it has a CMC body, which probably means that it is built following the plans in that book about how to build a sports car for £200, aka a Locost. Nothing wrong with that but a prospective buyer should take a good look at the welding keeping in mind that it may have been done in dominoes backyard as a learning experience. Not that there is anything wrong with that.


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