This is a very original, rust-free (from California), excellent running car.
It has the original 907 Lotus engine, dual Stromberg carburetors, and 5-speed Getrag transmission.
It was upgraded, when it arrived in NY, to be a daily-driver: new alternator; brake system (master cylinder, brake lines, etc.); battery; tires; K&N air filters; timing belt replaced; and the clutch was rebuilt (though it may not have needed it).
Unfortunately for me, I found that I didn’t enjoy driving a small car. There is more than enough leg-room, and the car is very comfortable, but I like being higher from the ground. So the car is stored indoors, with only an occasional drive to keep it fresh.
The interior had been redone very nicely by the previous owner, and is in excellent condition. The original dash and wood panels were not replaced, and show cracks, and crazing on the wood, from age. All the gauges work. The clock and radio no longer work.
The hardtop was put on before it left California, and it removes with a lever and two bolts. The convertible frame is folded down, beneath it. The original convertible top is still attached to the frame, but I believe it is dried-out.
The paint appears to be touched-up original. The tires are due for replacement, and are showing cracks.
This car runs and drives with excellent power, and handles tight. It just needs a new owner who enjoys a hot, little sports car.
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