I have wanted to own a Lotus 7 since 1968 when the TV series The Prisoner came to America starring Patrick MacGoohan. MacGoohan drove a Lotus 7 in the series and it became my dream car. Fast forward over 40 years to finding an early S3 Lotus 7 produced by Caterham cars for sale through British Motor Cars. It was even British racing green, the only color for a Lotus 7 in my book!
I contacted Justin Jurgens and made a special trip to test drive the car. His Dad, Peter was very knowledgeable about the car and its history. I had a hard time coming up with the money for the car, having to sell a motorcycle to make it all work out. Justin and Peter were very kind and patient, even helping me to get the car shipped to my home in Oregon. That was many months ago and I drive the car every day, getting smiles and “thumbs up” everywhere I go. If you are thinking about buying a British car, look no farther. These guys are the real deal!
Dave Nichols is the editor in chief of Easyriders and V-Twin magazines.