For Sale: 1979 Lotus Seven in Arvada, Colorado

$16,000 (OBO)  

Vehicle Description

*Reduced to sell - Motivated seller*

1500CC 1979 Triumph Spitfire engine- 

It was rebuilt by a performance shop in Indy, they do race engines.  

Most of the parts came from Performance Research

Industries (PRI), they specialize in making hot street and race Spitfire and GT6 engines and suspension bits. 

 This engine was built to PRI’s Stage 2 specifications. PRI supplied; flat top high compression pistons, rings, Sodium filled valves for unleaded fuel, valve springs, a custom grind camshaft, and a lightened flywheel. The flywheel is a stock steel unit they machined about 16 pound off of. PRI also supplied the Mikuni carburetor kit that is on the engine

  The engine has roller rocker cam from England.

It has a Mallory flyweight distributor with a Mallory electronic module.

Has an external oil feed line to better feed oil 

to the head (standard Spitfire improvement)

Tires Bridgestone Potewza Front/Spare 195R60 15 rear 215H60 15

Header on the engine is from an MG Midget but shortened about 4 inches to fit in the 7

Alternator standard GM unit from Summit racing


Oil filter relocation kit from Be-cool from Summit racing

Intake was ported as part of the carburetor kit

At the time of the rebuild the water pump was new, oil pump new, and new clutch 

and pressure plate plus new throw out bearing were installed.

The Lotus 7 is the only car this engine build has ever been in, except the original application.


A spare block and head. The spare transmission was taken from the original‘79 Spitfire.


 The one in the 7 was freshly overhauled by the  shop in Indy.  



Spare engine and tranny


Vehicle Details

  • Listing ID:CC-1382221
  • Price:$16,000 (OBO)
  • Location:Arvada, Colorado
  • Year:1979
  • Make:Lotus
  • Model:Seven
  • Exterior Color:Yellow
  • Interior Color:Black Brown
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:3800

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