Lot 208 - 2001 Lotus 7 inspired ‘Locost’
|Odometer reading||74,777 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,800|
A Locost is a home-built clone of the Lotus Seven; the original design of which was intended to be built from scratch. However, the design has become so popular that several fabricators have begun producing the chassis in kit car form. Additionally, fibreglass body components, suspension pieces and other Locost-specific components can be sourced from various suppliers. The Locost has produced one of the most successful championships in UK Club Motor sport, the Formula Locost. Organised by the 750 Motor Club, the championship regularly sees around 35 competitors racing at circuits such as Brands Hatch, Donington, Oulton Park and Silverstone to name but a few. Running with very tight regulations and deliberately limiting costs, the 750 Motor Club have ensured affordable and close competitive racing for the enthusiastic amateur. While it is not really possible to build a race car for the £250 quoted in the title of the book by Ron Champion, it is probably the least expensive form of motor sport available in the UK.
This Locost is based on a 1972 registered triumph GT6 chassis and was converted, according to the V5, in September 2001 and, as such, is a tax exempt vehicle. Fitted with a Triumph 2000cc engine and gearbox with overdrive, this is sure to offer an exciting drive. Having been re-commissioned recently, it is in need of further fettling during the Winter months to bring it up to standard. This Locost comes supplied with a V5 registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until 9th May 2014 together with some history and is offered at no reserve.
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