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Lotus Seven books

Title Author Date ISBN Notes
Lotus Seven 1957-1980

various 1981? 0 907 073 131 Collected road tests

Softback, 200 x 270 mm, 104pp

Legend of the Lotus Seven

Dennis Ortenburger 1981 0 85045 411 5 Hardback, 20 X 26 cm, 170pp
Legend of the Lotus Seven Dennis Ortenburger 1981 0 930880 06 04 same book, different publisher

Hardback, 20 X 26 cm, 170pp

Legend of the Lotus Seven Dennis Ortenburger 1999 0 9530721 9 3 reprint

170pp.

Lotus Seven Collection No.1

various 1983? 0 907 073 506 Collected road tests

Softback, 200 x 270 mm, 72pp

Lotus Seven Super Profile

Graham Arnold 1984 0 85429 385 X Hardback, 215 x 277 mm, 56pp
Super Seven

  1985 ? This book was published in Japan, for sale exclusively in Japan and is written entirely in the Japanese language.

195 Pages
The Lotus & Caterham Sevens

Jeremy Coulter 1986 0 947981 06 3 Hardback, 242 x 186 mm, 144pp
Lotus Seven und Caterham Jeremy Coulter 1989 3 922858 73 2 Text in German
Lotus File - Seven, Elite, Elan Europa

Mark Hughes 1987 0 600 552207 1 Hardback, 227 x 296 mm, 111 pp.
Lotus & Caterham Seven Gold Portfolio 1957-1989

various 1989 1 85520 0007 Collected road tests

Softback, 200 x 270mm, 180pp.

Lotus Seven, Restoration Maintenance & Preparation

Tony Weale 1991 1 85532 153 X Lots of detail, reprinted 1998
I love Seven various 1992 4 87366 067 X Text in Japanese
Lotus Seven and Caterham

Andrew Morland 1994 1 85532 490 3 Includes the Lotus Mark Six

Softback, 215 x 227 mm, 128pp

Lotus Seven Andrew Morland 1995 3893654550 Text in German
Performance Roadsters: The Enthusiast's Guide to Cars Inspired By The Classic Lotus 7

 

Monty Watkins, Ian Stent, Peter Filby 1995 0952573601
 
Hardcover and softcover version

152 pp

 

Super Seven File

  1995 ? This book was published in Japan, for sale exclusively in Japan and is written entirely in the Japanese language.

215 Pages
Lotus Seven, A collectors Guide

Jeremy Coulter 1995   Originally from 1986, this is a reprint

128pp

Lotus & Caterham Seven: Racers for the road
John Tipler 1995 978 1852238585 This book chronicles the saga of the Lotus Seven including the Series 2 and 3 during the 1960s – when it won fame in The Prisoner TV series. Caterham continues to build the Super Seven and John Tipler shows how the various structural components of the car are manufactured, and interviews key figures in the Seven’s evolution.

Hardback, 196 x 253 mm, 208pp.

Super Seven File part 2,

  1997 ? This book was published in Japan, for sale exclusively in Japan and is written entirely in the Japanese language.

223 Pages
Lotus & Caterham Seven: Racers for the road

John Tipler 2005 1861267541
978 1861267542
Paperback, 188 x 242 mm, 216pp.

8 page colour section, 150 b&w photographs and line drawings

Lotus Seven Gold Portfolio 1957-1973

various 1996 1 85520 3294 Update of part of the 1957-1989 edition

Softback, 200 x 270 mm, 172pp

 

Lotus Seven Gold Portfolio 1974-1995

various 1996 1 85520 330 8 Update of part of the 1957-1989 edition

Softback, 200 x 270 mm, 172pp

Caterham Sevens, The Official Story of a Unique British Sportscar

Chris Rees 1996 0 94 7981 97 7 Hardback, 190 x 251 mm, 208pp
I love Seven part 2 various 1997 4 87366 125 0 Text in Japanese, covers the '90s Caterhams
Lotus Seven

various 1998 1 901 977 09 9 Collected road tests and articles.

Softback, 205 x 290 mm, 86pp

Lotus Seven various ? X 418 00166 8 Collected road tests and articles.
Lotus and Caterham Seven

various 1998 1 901977 55 2 Collected road tests and articles.

Softback, 205 x 290 mm, 144pp

Lotus Cars, Super Seven, Elan & Elite   2000 X 418 00022 X  
Built your own sports car for as little as £ 250 and race it!

Ron Champion 2000 1859606369
978-1859606360
Hardback, 192pp, 217 x 210mm

2nd edition

Lotus Caterham Seven and the R500   2001 1 84155 377 8  
The Magnificent Seven, Lotus, Caterham

Chris Rees 2002 1 85960 848 5 Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 160 pp, 200 mainly colour illustrations
Lotus Seven & The Independents

Dennis Ortenburger 2004   hardback, 240 x 240 mm, 208 pp
Seven Passion

Emmanuel Joucla
Remi Nicolao
2004 978 2 9520491 46 French text

Hardback, 255 x255 mm, 168pp.

How to build a cheap sportscar

Keith Tanner 2005 0760322872
978-0760322871
Paperback, 192pp, 217 x 210mm
Caterham Sevens, The Official Story of a Unique British Sportscar - From conception to CSR

Chris Rees 2005 978 1 899870 615 Widely recognised as the standard work on the history of Caterham, covering all models from the original "Lotus Seven of 1957" and its Caterham derivative of 1973 to the latest Cosworth-powered Caterham CSR of 2005.

Hard back, 272 pp, 246 x 185 mm, 155 colour & 252 b/w illustrations

Lotus & Super Seven, part 2

 

  2005 ? This book was published in Japan, for sale exclusively in Japan and is written entirely in the Japanese language.

241 Pages

Your Kit Car Assembly Manual

Gary Brizendine   0976056003 This CD-ROM based book is great resource for anyone interested in building their own Lotus Seven-inspired sports car or improving an existing sports car. It includes 438 pages of informative text with over 400 color photos. Presented in Adobe .PDF format
Lotus Caterham Seven R300, R500

various 2006 978 1 84155 3771 paperback, 100pp, reprinted roadtests.
Lotus & Superseven

  2006   Japanese, 156pp
The Magnificent Seven, Lotus, Caterham

Chris Rees 2007 1 84425 410 0 Hardback, 272 x 214mm, 184 pp
Super Seven

Chris Rees 2006 4544400074 Japanese, 160 pp, 270 x 210mm

 

Lotus und Caterham 7 Die ultimative Fahrmaschine

Chris Rees 2007 3898806502 Hardback, 270 x 210mm, 160 pp, 200 mainly colour illustrations

German edition

Toutes Les Sevens

Chris Rees 2007   French, 210 x 280 mm, 176 pp
Build your own sportscar on a budget

Chris Gibbs 2007 1844253910
978-1844253913
Hardback, 208pp, 217 x 210mm
Construisez votre roadster

Chris Gibbs 2007   French, 192 pp 210 x 270mm
Caterham Super Seven Owners Bible

  2007 4883932249 Japanese, 167 pp, 297 x 230 mm
Seven jaune en vers français

Erwan Chapelier 2007 978 2952903301 French, 40 pp, 200 x 200mm

printed in limited series of 777 examples

Lotus Mark VI

Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster 2010 ISBN-10:
6130791828
ISBN-13:
978-6130791827
English, based on Wikipedia srticles, paperback, 68 pages, size: 22 x 15 x 0.4 cm
Lotus Seven

 

Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster 2010 ISBN-10:
6130791836
ISBN-13:
978-6130791834
French, based on Wikipedia srticles, paperback, 76 pages, size: 22 x 15 x 0.4 cm
Caterham Seven 1974-1999

R.M. Clarke 2010 ISBN-10:
1855209020
ISBN-13: 9781855209022
This Brooklands book is a compilation of road & comparison tests, technical & performance data plus an invaluable buyers guide. Models covered: Super 7, Super Sprint, JPE, SPR, HPC, K Series, Supersport, VVC, Classic, Superlight, R, R500 & the Prisoner.

Softcover, 160 pages,
size 21 x 28 cm

Caterham Seven 2000-2010

R.M. Clarke 2011 ISBN 10:
1855209039
ISBN 13: 9781855209039
This book covers the story of an exciting new generation of Caterham Seven models over a decade which saw the cars achieve speeds and levels of sophistication that Colin Chapman could surely never have dreamed of. Featured are road and comparison tests, new model introductions & performance data. Included is a buying guide advising on acquiring a good pre-owned Seven. Models covered: Superlight, R300, R400, R500, R600, Roadsport, Super Seven, Classic, Blackbird, Fireblade, CSR 260, RST V8, Levante & CDX.

Softcover, 160 pages,
size 21 x 28 cm

Why build a Seven?

Michael Eddenden 2012 ISBN-10:
0557543983
ISBN-13:
978-0557543984,
When Michael Eddenden sets out to build a Caterham Seven the fingertip ease of the digital age is replaced by unheated garages, fumes and typed instructions obscured by oily fingerprints. For anyone who has ever wanted to build something with their own hands - despite skill, aptitude and experience.

Paperback, 148 pages,
size: 24.4 x 19 x 1.2 cm
 
Lotus/Caterham Sevens & replicas

Rob Hawkins 2013 ISBN-10:
1845844866
ISBN-13:
978-1845844868
Having this book in your pocket will be like having a real marque expert by your side, according to the publisher. Benefit from the author's years of Lotus/Caterham 7 experience, learn how to spot a bad car quickly, and how to assess a promising one like a professional. Get the right car at the right price!

Paperback, 64 pages

The Magnificent Seven - 3rd edition

 

Chris Rees 2013 ISBN-10:
0857333917
ISBN-13:
978-0857333919
Getting behind the wheel of a Caterham Seven is one of the most exhilarating experiences imaginable for a keen driver. The third edition of this well-respected and informative book includes details of the models produced in the six years since the second edition was published, and gives a full model listing, specification and driving impressions for each of the Lotus and Caterham Sevens, together with a guide to purchase and restoration, a summary of the main developments, and useful contacts. Further to the various versions of the Lotus-built Seven, and more than 60 models produced under the Caterham identity. In 1973, the company then owned by Graham Nearn took over the manufacturing rights from Lotus and has carried on developing this back-to-basics sports car ever since. Detailed coverage of each of the cars, from the original Lotus Seven S1 Ford through to the Caterham 50th anniversary models. A timeline of main developments chassis, engine, transmission, suspension. Caterham kits and race cars. Fully updated to include models produced since 2007, including Superlight Sigma, Axon Automotive, X330, Superlight R500, RS Levante, CDX Limited Edition, Superlight R300, Roadsport 175, CSR 175, Lambretta Special Edition, Roadsport 125 Monaco, Supersport, Team Lotus Special Edition Seven, Sp/300.R Guidance on purchase and restoration. Useful contacts factory, clubs, agents, specialists, motorsport and tuning.

Hardcover, 208 pages, 272 x 214 x 22 mm

The Magnificent Seven - 3rd edition - French version

Chris Rees 2013 ISBN-10:
236059043X
ISBN-13:
978-2360590438
French edition of the Magnificent Seven book, hardcover, 286 x 216 x 20 mm