Available from a small private collection and in excellent condition throughout, a Caterham Seven JPE. The JPE model was produced between 1992-2001 with only 53 cars built and this is car number 43 that was registered in 1997. It carries the very distinctive “J7 JPE” registration which will be sold with the car.
This is a very low mileage example at just 2,800 miles with a condition to match. The car is sprayed in its original Pantone green with a fluorescent yellow nosecone and bare carbon nosecone band. It was built by the renowned Gary May at Caterham Cars and has more recently been maintained by Nick Potter, previous dealer principal of Caterham Midlands.
The SRE (Swindon Race Engines) built 2.0 Vauxhall engine (matching the British Touring Car Championship specification) produces 250 bhp and is extremely tractable and usable throughout its rev range – but really comes on song as it passes 6500 rpm to its 7750 rpm limit. It is matched with the Caterham 6 speed gearbox and 3.62 LSD and is a stunning and exhilarating car to drive.
The usual JPE specification includes the carbon nosecone, front and rear arches and Speedline magnesium wheels. As part of its original build, the car has the windscreen and full weather equipment and removable spare wheel carrier and extra Speedline wheel.
The car has been improved with the addition of an Arch FIA rollover bar but the original leather clad bar will be passed to the next owner to maintain the car’s history. Likewise the car’s seats have been replaced with the current Carbon-Kevlar Tillet set but the original leather pair will accompany the sale of the car. The car is presented in nigh on the same condition and specification as it left the factory with the seat and rollbar easy to change back if required in the future.
Currently, it is expected that only 9 or 10 of these fabulous cars remain in the United Kingdom. This Caterham is a highly cherished car and its sale is the chance for its new owner to enjoy an aspirational vehicle that was responsible for setting the World’s fastest 0-100-0 mph time of 12.6 seconds, beating the previous record by more than 3 seconds held by a Ferrari F40. At the time, Autocar & Motor magazine labelled it “unequivocally the world’s fastest accelerating production car”.
Located for viewing in Staffordshire. Proof of insurance required before test drive.
- Power 250 bhp
- Body typeConvertible
- Previous owners3
Reference #10946285 | Private advert