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1969 Lotus Seven Series III [Mark VII]

1969 Lotus Seven [Mark VII] in El mundo que inventamos, Movie, 1973 IMDB

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: UK — Built in: AR — Made for: RA

1969 Lotus Seven Series III [Mark VII]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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Gomselmash11

2011-01-29 20:22

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http://www.autohistoria.com.ar/Historias/Lotus_Seven_Argentino.htm
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-- Last edit: 2011-01-29 20:25:57

Sandie SX

2011-01-29 20:32

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Interesting.

It's a Series 3.

Gomselmash11

2011-01-29 20:34

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Sandie wrote Interesting. It's a Series 3.

Thanks, many thanks. And thank you for the info... i put the link for the rest of visitors to see the local Seven.

Gomselmash11

2011-02-24 16:12

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XTbOFME3YeE&feature=player_embedded

dsl SX

2016-06-19 00:46

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"Between 1970 and 1975, following a representation agreement, Lotus Argentina SA obtained the licence to manufacture the Lotus Seven in Argentina. This production reached approximately 51 units. These vehicles were not replicas, but built under licence and original brand Lotus." from wiki.

A detailed account at http://www.lotus7register.co.uk/salot7.htm -

"In 1969 Jorge Mutio, an Uruguayan businessman, fell in love with the Lotus Seven whilst on a business trip to England. At the time the Renault factory he was running on the outskirts of Montevideo had ceased production and he was looking for something to occupy his mind.......... went to the UK and bought one .. and permission from Colin Chapman to build replicas for the Argentinean market ... Argentina was chosen rather than Uruguay as the latter only has a population of some 3 million whilst Argentina has eight times that. .... The Seven was shipped to Buenos Aires and used as a pattern to make the prototype..... The engines, drive trains, and brake systems etc. were all sourced from Fiat for ease of supply and servicing..... Between 1969 and 1972 around 30 of these Argentinean Sevens were sold with the Lotus emblem on the nose. The cars were only offered completely assembled with the engines and drivetrain coming from the Fiat 1600 in two states of tune: 87bhp. and 100bhp. Optional equipment included: tinted windscreen, two tone paintwork, close ratio 5-speed gearbox, luxury upholstery and alloy wheels. In 1971 the price of a standard Seven was two million Argentinean pesos. The name of the enterprise was "Lotus Argentina S.A.I.C&F"....... In 1970 the Uruguayan Renault factory started working again and Jorge Mutio decided to build a Seven for the Uruguayan market using Renault 12 components instead of Fiat 1600..... modified the chassis frame to take the Renault transaxle gearbox in the back of the car with fully independent suspension hung from it and ..t he result was less power [75bhp] but better cornering and braking with a better balanced car. Later, things got better for Renault in Uruguay and both Seven projects were dropped. ..... died and his widow sold the moulds; so now there are lots of other replicas in Argentina using Fiat 125 engines, a different front suspension design and a slightly larger chassis."

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