Lotus 7 - 1957-1972 Lotus Seven cars that started it all | Hagerty Article


Aside from the Shelby Cobra, there is perhaps no other car more aped by kit and replica manufacturers than the simple Lotus Seven. More than 150 companies have tried their hand at Seven replicas -- some more ably than others -- and it is a testament to the special driving characteristics inherent in these little British roadsters that even today, more than 50 years after production of the first Series 1 car, they are still recognized as one of the best-driving machines on the road.

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