1987 Westfield Seven Sports  Chassis no. 7A8MR00794265884 Engine no. SABLV0352702804B

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1987 Westfield Seven Sports
Registration no. D204 HPX Chassis no. 7A8MR00794265884 Engine no. SABLV0352702804B

£ 6,000 - 7,000
US$ 7,800 - 9,100
1987 Westfield Seven Sports
Registration no. D204 HPX
Chassis no. 7A8MR00794265884
Engine no. SABLV0352702804B
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. Moving up-market, Lotus ceased manufacturing the Seven themselves in 1973, but the idea was too good to waste and production was officially continued by Caterham. 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 model 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 ‘pre-litigation’ aluminium-bodied Westfield Seven is fitted with a 1,600cc Ford cross-flow engine, breathing via twin 45DCOE Weber carburettors, coupled to a Ford Escort four-speed gearbox, one of the most popular and user-friendly combinations. The car is believed to have been exported new to Australia, and was purchased in New Zealand in 2001 by the private vendor. Prior to purchase, the engine had been rebuilt in New Zealand and the cylinder head gas flowed. Since owning the car the present owner has replaced the clutch, water pump, adjustable Spax rear shock absorbers and instruments. A new dashboard has been installed, the electrics re-wired, the seats re-trimmed in leather and the coachwork repainted. Finished in blue/aluminium with black interior, the car has covered circa 23,000 miles from new and is presented in generally good condition with very good bodywork and paint. The vehicle is offered with current MoT/road fund licence and Swansea V5 registration document.
1987 Westfield Seven Sports  Chassis no. 7A8MR00794265884 Engine no. SABLV0352702804B
1987 Westfield Seven Sports  Chassis no. 7A8MR00794265884 Engine no. SABLV0352702804B
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