The Seven is 60 years' old….why can't we get one here? |

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Published on July 13th, 2017 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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The Seven is 60 years’ old….why can’t we get one here?

The Seven is an iconic sports car that celebrates its 60th birthday in 2017. For 6 decades, this classic lightweight roadster on wheels has been one of top weekend drive machines for British drivers looking for real ‘in your pants’ fun open top driving against the modern hypercar’s seemingly endless pursuit of out-right power delivery.

The Seven was originally created by Lotus founder Colin Chapman. Back in 1957, Chapman designed the simple tubular steel frame and lightweight aluminium body as a kit car for customers to assemble at home. At the time, this Seven cost just £526 (RM3,200.00 before local taxes) in a kit form and its strong performance from a Ford 1172cc side valve engine made it popular for clubman racing.


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