Tony Gillet Lotus 7
Lot 1
'Lotus Seven' Child's Car by Tony Gillett
Sold for €5,520 (US$ 7,332) inc. premium
Lot Details
'Lotus Seven' Child's Car by Tony Gillett

Continuing the concept of a basic road/competition car for the enthusiast established successfully by the MkVI, Lotus's most enduring model - the Seven - arrived in 1957 and, much developed and modified, continues in production today courtesy of Caterham Cars, which acquired the rights to the design in 1973. The S1 established the basic pattern - tubular spaceframe chassis, uncomplicated open bodywork, wishbone IFS, live rear axle - that would characterise all four Series. A variety of engines was available right from the start.

Chapman's design spawned a host of imitations produced by kit car manufacturers and private individuals alike, this 'child's car' version being the work of Tony Gillett, who constructed it in his workshop for the children of a client. Stored in a warehouse for many years, the car was totally restored, both cosmetically and mechanically, in 2005 by the current owner. The carbon-fibre dashboard was made by Duchâtelet, who also made the gear shifter. Other noteworthy features include a single-cylinder, fan-cooled engine (mounted at the rear) and adjustable pedals for different size drivers. An ideal entry, if accepted, for the 2014 'Little Big Mans' event.
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La Lotus Seven créée par Chapman fit naître de nombreuses imitations produites par des constructeurs de voitures en kit et des particuliers, cette 'voiture pour enfant' étant l'œuvre de Tony Gillett qui l'assembla dans son atelier pour le fils d'un client. Stockée pendant des années dans un entrepôt, la voiture a été totalement restaurée, cosmétiquement et mécaniquement, en 2005 par l'actuel propriétaire. La planche de bord en fibre de carbone a été réalisée par les Ets Duchâtelet qui fabriquèrent aussi le sélecteur. Les autres spécificités comprennent un moteur monocylindre refroidi par air forcé à l'arrière et un pédalier réglable en fonction de la taille du conducteur. Un participante idéale, si elle est acceptée, au « Little Big Mans » de 2014.
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