Lot 203 - 1997 Caterham Super 7 ‘40th Anniversary’
|Odometer reading||6,247 miles|
|Result||Sold - £15,120|
- Numbered ‘45 of 67’
- Stunning condition and extremely low milage
“There is little doubt that these cars are, pound-for-pound, the most fun you can have with your clothes on.” This hackneyed phrase is understandably well used for the simple reason that it is true. This writer has built them, owned them, driven them and raced them, none particularly well but smiles, oh yes. They also occupy their own spot in motoring history, not only for their relationship with ‘The Prisoner’ tv series, their wheels reflected here and shod in Michelin Pilot 195/50 R15 tyres, but also with no significant pause in production since 1957.
But some are more collectable than others and, after 40 exciting years, it was time to celebrate. This special edition, including the original owner’s manual, fully stamped service manual (including recent cambelt change), was offered to just 67 lucky customers with cars all painted in a distinctive ruby pearlescent paint with a silver bonnet stripe and black coachline to give the Anniversary 7 a unique finish including a dash-mounted plaque detailing each car. Engines and general specification vary of course, this example carries the powerful Rover K-Series fuel-injected 1.6 litre engine mated to a five-speed gearbox and pushing out 115bhp at 6,000rpm. Impressive when the car weighs so little. Also included is the original order, the original invoices including all the extra’s such as the Supersport Package, stanchion mounted mirrors, wind deflectors, external 4-1 race exhaust, quick-release leather steering wheel, four-point safety harnesses, wind deflector package and bespoke tonneau cover.
Performance and exclusivity, a heady cocktail.
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