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  • Private or Trade: Private seller
  • Mileage: 640
  • Town/City: NORWICH
  • Post Code/Zip: NR16 1PZ
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Phone: 07718 385168
  • Listed: May 13, 2017 9:14 am
  • Expires: 14 days


A 1968 Lotus Seven S3 – a rare entrant to the market place.


Fully restored to a correct and proper standard by marque experts Redline Components Ltd.


I have owned this vehicle since 2006, having purchased it from its owner since the early 1970s. I used the car for a year or so but it was in need of restoration, so it was removed from the road and entrusted to Mick and John at Redline Components Ltd in Caterham who undertook a complete restoration.


The chassis was returned to Arch Motors for repair and re-panelling and the original engine, gearbox and rear axle were refurbished and reused, ensuring that the vehicle retains all “matching numbers”. All components were either closely inspected and refurbished or replaced with period-correct items. The instruments were completely restored, the Thorpe rear lights were in very good condition and the correct “basket weave” seats were also perfectly good to use again. The original steering wheel and gear knob were reused and correct period Lotus seatbelts were sourced.


The only two deviations from standard are the wheels which are a Minilite replica alloy (they should be steel Lotus Cortina wheels) and the colour. I chose Colorado Orange as it is a correct period Lotus colour. Originally the car was red but had been painted orange at a very young age. As all of the pre-restoration images show the car in orange, it was the most appropriate choice to make.


The vehicle has covered just 550 miles since restoration and has never seen rain or salt. It is, therefore, presented in “as restored” condition. The only reason I am selling is to allow some further restorations to begin (I’ve run out of space)!


Being one of less than 350 produced, the S3 is, in my opinion, the most desirable and useable version of the Seven. A full portfolio of papers relating to the restoration is available for inspection. Many more high resolution images are available upon request.




Please call on 01379 677177 or 07718 385168 to discuss the vehicle further, at any time.


Many thanks for looking.

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