1963 Westfield Lotus Eleven

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1963 Westfield Lotus Eleven

This 1963 Westfield Lotus Eleven is from the first production run of Westfields and is powered by a 1275 cc Morris engine. It is titled as a 1963 Morris and looks the part with a correctly proportioned fiberglass body and vintage-style interior. The car is street legal and has never been on a track.
These limited edition cars were originally developed by Chris Smith, a well-known Lotus restoration expert. He began building small numbers of Lotus Eleven replicas in the early 1980s using the same tube chassis and molds taken from the original bodies. This car is one of around 150 or so that were produced between 1982 and 1988.
The fiberglass body with aluminum tub is in very good condition with no noticeable damage, repairs, or cracks in the paint. The wraparound Lexan windscreen, head fairing and headlamp covers pay tribute to the original cars. Access to engine and rear mechanicals is through removable body panels front and rear. Brown vinyl buckets add some civility to the spartan interior. New period style racing belts have been installed. Speedometer and tach are Smiths, while three VDO auxiliary gauges add an appropriate look.
Westfields can be fitted with a variety of engine options, and this BMC-A series 1275 cc engine has been in the car for many years. It is coupled to a 4-speed manual gearbox. The engine is fed by a single Weber side draft carb and runs very well. Performance should be ample thanks to the favorable power-to-weight ratio. Westfield’s tubular frame, riveted aluminum tub, and suspension are true to the original cars. The frame is in excellent condition and is solid with no visible rust issues. The wire wheels are wrapped with correct sized 145 width tires.
The Eleven is ready to be enjoyed for that fun weekend car, club events and/or the race track.