Custom built Lotus "Rotus" 7 tribute car. Completely hand built by C. Custer, Toyota dealer and SCCA racer, and Dennis Hedges, master craftsman. This is not a kit car and is the last car built by Rotus Ltd.
Rotus of Frederick Md made numerous race inspired improvements to the original Lotus / Caterham design. Base on an original set of Lotus plans this car is four inches wider and ten inches longer than original and can accomodate a 6'3" driver.
This car has been featured in numerous Peterson Publishing magazines including one centerfold spread written by David Fetherstone. The meticulous design accurately replicates the lines of Colin Chapman's classic car. The quality of craftsmanship is unequaled with flawlwss attention to detail. Note some highlights:
- Tig welded powder coated tubular steel frame. 1" square 0.051 no 1010 steel.
- Hand formed aluminum body with semimonoque tub.
-97.4 inch wheelbase
- Stroked Chevrolet four bolt 383 425 hoursepower engine with Keith black 11:1 forged pistons, lightened flywheel, jet hot coated headers / side pipes
- Five speed Borg Warner T 5 transmission with custom driveshaft
-Ford limited slip rear 3.55:1 ratio
-First car with cantilevered inboard front suspension with adjustable Carrera coil over shocks and Formula One spindles
-Nickel plated double A arm front suspension
-11" Wilwood 4 caliper disc brakes
-15.6 gallon custom gas tank with electric fuel pump
= Tilton pedal assembly and master cylinders (3) braided SS lines
-Rear suspension 4 link with adjustable coil over shocks
-Custom three piece 17" Compomotive five spoke alloy wheels with cast centers 9" front 10" rear
-Goodyear Comp TA 3 225x45x17 front and 275x40x17 rear
-Motorcycle front fenders 13" rear
-Pyrotech five point harnesses
-Quarm keyless ignition
-Grant removable steering wheel
-Shortened Toyota Tercel rack and column
-Fan assisted oil cooler
-Custom crossflow aluminum radiator
-7 VDO guages
-Flawless base coat clear coat paint
-POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO 4:1
-CURRENT MILEAGE 7627
-COMPLETE CORRESPONDENCE DETAILING BUILD WITH PICTURES
-COST TO BUILD $47,000.00
-FOR SALE BY ORIGINAL OWNER @ $25,000
-CALL 863-797-9582 FOR MORE INFORMATION