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Diamond celebrations for Lotus Seven at Silverstone Classic

Published 05 May 2017

The Lotus Seven will celebrate its 60th anniversary at this summer’s Silverstone Classic. Held at the Northamptonshire circuit over the weekend of 28-30 July, there will be special displays plus a massive track parade on Saturday.

The very first Seven was built in 1957 and the small two-seater open-top sportscar has been in continuous production ever since. Only the Morgan 4/4 has been around longer.

Designed by Lotus founder Colin Chapman, the Seven embodies the ‘simplify, and then add lightness’ philosophy of its creator. The roadster remained in production at Lotus until 1973 when Caterham Cars acquired the design rights following Chapman’s decision to discontinue production.

To mark the car’s diamond anniversary, the Lotus Seven Club is expecting more than a hundred examples from the past 60 years to for the special display.

60 Years Of The Lotus Seven At The 2017 Silverstone Classic (2)

‘It promises to be quite a spectacle,’ said the club’s Graham Howard. ‘We will have the full spectrum of Sevens from early Lotuses to more recent Caterhams and will welcome anyone who shares our passion. As no two Sevens are ever the same, there’s plenty to talk about!’

This year’s Silverstone Classic takes place over the weekend of 28-30 July. Adult admission starts at £43 and weekend camping and hospitality upgrades are available. For more information visit: silverstoneclassic.com.

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