The Chicago Car Club is interested in classic cars of all makes and models, especially a Lotus Seven S4. We make the process of selling your Lotus Seven S4 quick and painless. In just a matter of hours we will have your classic valued and, if you do so choose, turned into money in your pocket. All it takes is a phone call or electronic inquiry to get the ball rolling.
The Lotus Seven was a small two-seat open cockpit sportscar built by British automaker Lotus Cars, between 1957 and 1972. It was a road legal car that could be used for clubman racing series races.
The Lotus Seven was very popular with more than 2500 sold. Many of those cars came as a kit, to avoid British taxes. They were sold as “complete knock down” kits. The rules said that such kits could not include assembly instructions, so Lotus cleverly got around the tax rule by including disassembly instructions, which the owners could follow in reverse.
In 1970, the S4 version was released. It was still an open top sportscar, but the design was changed to a more squared off fiberglass body shell. This fiberglass replaced the older aluminum bodywork. Previous models were nearly completely void of any modern conveniences. The S4 added such niceties as a heater.
In 1973 the loopholes in the British tax system were closed. Lotus sold the rights to the Seven to its only remaining agents Caterham Cars in England and Steel Brothers Limited in New Zealand. Steel Brothers produced a prototype for a new version, that was to be called the “Lotus Super 907”, using the twin cam Lotus 907 engine. They were to be sold in the US. However, their funding fell through and none were ever sold.