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Bye, Bye Lotus.....Hello Caterham

Bye, Bye Lotus.....Hello Caterham

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Fatrat

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652 posts

99 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Well after 4 years of Lotus Elise ownership I felt like a change and after driving past Caterham's showroom fairly frequently I decided that it had to be a Cat 7.

I loved this one which Millwood had in stock. Great service from John at Millwood who trailered the car 150 miles to me and took the Lotus away. I had not driven it or seen it in "the metal" but it really did not disappoint, and was exactly as described.

Built by a Caterham employee when he worked at the factory it has been been owned by one very careful owner for the last 17 years. It is absolutely immaculate and I'm glad to be the next "custodian".

The car arrived on Wednesday but a combination of work and bad weather has limited my outings to two brief drives but I look forward to getting some more miles under my belt (but I have spent a lot of time in the garage looking at it....how sad am I?) Reading Low Flying last might I see there is a gathering at Handcross on the 4th November for the London-to-Brighton run so look forward to seeing some of you then




Soem more pictures here:

http://crovanimaging.smugmug.com/CaterhamSportsCar...


Rudy 111

32 posts

57 months

Saturday 13th October 2012
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Congrats! Very nice motor, let us know how it compares with the elise...

CanAm

1,681 posts

180 months

Sunday 14th October 2012
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A fine looking car.

Look forward to seeing you at Handcross; I will be the car-park Marshall collecting your donation, so be sure to say hello.

framerateuk

2,082 posts

92 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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Great colour combination! Best of luck with the purchase!

Fatrat

Original Poster:

652 posts

99 months

Monday 15th October 2012
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CanAm said:
A fine looking car.

Look forward to seeing you at Handcross; I will be the car-park Marshall collecting your donation, so be sure to say hello.
Thank you and I will be sure to smile and say hello as I part with my cash!

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Eugene7

605 posts

102 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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Put those brooklands back on immediately!!!!!

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Fatrat

Original Poster:

652 posts

99 months

Tuesday 16th October 2012
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Eugene7 said:
Put those brooklands back on immediately!!!!!

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Wow. I like the unique colour scheme on your car. Works really well. I do have the Brooklands in the spare bedroom. I assume you use a helmet when driving? They make the car look great but I'm just not sure how practical they are.

RGambo

784 posts

77 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Brooklands sameas aero screen for practicality. Great if you don't mind using a helmet. bit of a pain if it rains. mind you just built mine with aero as you really feel like it a little racer :-)

Dieter7S4

186 posts

102 months

Wednesday 17th October 2012
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Eugene - Helmet???? I think not rolleyes

CanAm

1,681 posts

180 months

Friday 2nd August 2013
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Fatrat,
We passed each other on the Ashdown Forest during the recent hot weather. Mine is dark blue aeroscreened.

Fatrat

Original Poster:

652 posts

99 months

Monday 5th August 2013
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CanAm said:
Fatrat,
We passed each other on the Ashdown Forest during the recent hot weather. Mine is dark blue aeroscreened.
We did. Maybe we can get together sometime for a blat? I live near East Grinstead

CanAm

1,681 posts

180 months

Monday 5th August 2013
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There's quite a few cars in the Uckfield to East Grinstead area and you're more than welcome to join us for a blat. PM me your e-mail address.