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1988 Rotus 8 Certificate of Origin states it is a Replica of a 1967 Lotus Super Seven America Model - The Buick V8 engine has seized , but it should be relativity easy to drop another V8 in it and have fun at say the Coatesville Grand Prix. The call came a few months ago and we met out in the middle lands of Delaware and sitting behind a simple ranch was the open shed with the back of peeking out. Coated with dust and spider webs, I immediately started looking for the engine numbers. My husband,new to my business but old to the car world, pointed out it was a GM Product with a Buick engine and the numbers were always int the same place,in front of the block under the carburetor on a flat plane written 3/1569885 and then upside down HI299179 . I should know all about the Offenhauser valve cover after having attended the Indy 500 last year and viewed the Offy engines at the Indy museum. This large V8 has 2 values per cylinder with the Highrise Intake manifold, Edelbrock Air cleaner and Carter AFB 4 barrell carburettor might yield about 215 hsp! But unfortunately, sitting for so long the engine is not running. The previous owner custom built this with Chris Custer of Frederick MD. Chris a Toyota Dealership Principal, built his idea of a perfected Lotus Super Seven out of spare Toyota parts. Letters from Chris Custer state this was the first retail V8 sold as most of the approximately 70 built were rotary engines? Wiping the old grease of the 2 by 5 build plate revealed; R088800000044 Built for J Graham 1st Production Built V8 Powered Rotus 8 As I snapped photos of the flat tires and wheels, entire compartment with the racing cap still laying on the seat and the odometer reading 38,676 miles, I uncovered the tonneau cover over the trunk area. Too bad a video wasn't running when I pointed out the shredded paper towels in the storage compartment This is an indication of live roooAHHHHHHHH as it moved suddenly! MR. JESSE D.GRAHAM 3 29 1988 TOWNSEND, DELAWARE 19734 JESSE: THANK YOU ONCE MORE FOR ALLOWING ROTUS LTD THE
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