1999 Locust 7                                               ...



£5,000 - £6,000


1999 Locust 7                                                    

Chassis Number: SABTVR03729046101
Registration Number: PHT 722Y
Recorded mileage: 20,000 miles

The Locust is a kit car inspired by the Lotus Seven. First developed in the mid 1980s as a cheap kit to be built onto the chassis of a Triumph Spitfire, it was later developed into a full kit car which used its own in-house designed ladder chassis - unlike others using a space frame. The last kits were produced in early 2000.

The original Triumph-based kit was quickly superseded by an all new Locust using its own chassis with the choice of a Triumph or Ford Escort for the donor vehicle. The original design was by John Cowperthwaite and sold as the JC Locust by J.C. Auto Patterns. The Locust used a ladder frame and body constructed from exterior grade or marine plywood or MDF sheets, skinned in aluminium.

This example was built in the 1990s and placed onto UK roads in the spring of 1999. Designed very much in the traditional style of the Lotus 7, the Locust was 1600cc Ford-based, with twin Weber carburettors and a side-exit exhaust system. Since being built this striking looking machine has had just three owners, and completed in the region of 20,000 miles. In the history file we see MoT certificates going back to its build, IVA certificate, also various bills for servicing and mechanical repairs such as a carburettor rebuild and attention to the brakes and cooling system.

Lotus 7s and their derivatives are amongst the purest of driving machines, and we are sure this example will provide a hugely entertaining driving experience for the next owner.

Auction Date: 12th Feb 2022 at 2pm

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Sale Dates:
12th Feb 2022 2pm (Lots 1 to 37)