One owner from new,1988 Westfield SE Sports  Chassis no. 87SE257 Engine no. LJ10234

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Lot 610
One owner from new, 1988 Westfield SE Sports
Registration no. Q273 FLF Chassis no. 87SE257 Engine no. LJ10234

£ 5,000 - 7,000
US$ 6,500 - 9,100
One owner from new
1988 Westfield SE Sports
Registration no. Q273 FLF
Chassis no. 87SE257
Engine no. LJ10234
Moving up-market, Lotus ceased manufacturing the Seven in 1973, but the idea was too good to waste and production was officially continued by Caterham Cars. Other manufacturers shared this enthusiasm for the Seven, Westfield included, a situation that led to Caterham's successful court action against them in 1987. Tooling for the SE was removed and Westfield forced to come up with a new design - the SEi - that was sufficiently different from Caterham's to avoid further litigation.
This example was constructed by a panel beater and a mechanic, taking 200 hours to build, using all new or re-conditioned parts. The engine is a completely rebuilt Ford Capri 1600GT unit, driving via an exchange, up-rated, single-rail four-speed gearbox to a rear axle up-rated to RS2000 specification. The car is finished in red with black interior, the latter boasting MG instruments of appropriate style. Full wet-weather protection - tonneau, hood and sidescreens - is included. We are advised that the car has covered 1,000 miles plus the total currently recorded on the odometer (approximately 540) making a total of c.1,540 miles since completion. The vehicle is offered with signed letter listing its full specification, MoT to March 2003 and Swansea V5.
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