Replica fans rejoice! After five years of red tape, a new rule handed down from the U.S. Department of Transportation will make it legal to sell turn-key replica cars in the United States. The final rule was signed by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Deputy Administrator James Owens last week.Jan 19, 2021
Whilst buying a Caterham can seem expensive, it’s worth considering the future resale value. It’s very likely that the depreciation will be far less than most other types of car. Even used examples will retain much of their value over the years if they’re well maintained and serviced.
Caterham has an interesting history and was home for a long time to the famous Caterham Cars. The Jeweller, Charles Asprey, was a leading local figure and donated the Asprey Fountain to the town in 1890. The actor Bill Nighy was born in Caterham and Angus Deayton captained the famous Caterham School’s U16 rugby team.
Fans of no-frills, no-nonsense motoring, rejoice: The Caterham Seven is coming to the United States, legally — some assembly required. Caterham says Irvine, Calif. -based Superformance is the automaker’s official U.S. distributor as of Jan. 1, and it’s set to offer “several variants of the Seven” in the coming months.Jan 5, 2014
If you’re unfamiliar with the Caterham Seven, it’s a continuation of the famous Lotus Seven that was began production in 1957. In 1972, Caterham bought the rights to the series three Lotus Seven design and has built them ever since. While Caterham Sevens are street legal, they still stick closely to their Lotus roots.Feb 16,…
Caterhams are expensive because like Porsche or Moto Guzzi ownership, it buys your way into an exclusive club: one where you are willing to suffer for fleeting moments of joy, where things may not work as well or rationally as intended, where you don’t bother stopping to retrieve your toupee.Jul 16, 2016
The Seven 160 costs just £17,995, making it the cheapest Caterham, and weighs just 490kg without fluids or driver. That ‘160’ refers to the Seven’s rough power-to-weight ratio, which is the same as a Toyota GT86’s. The 160 celebrates 40 years of Caterham Sevens, and keeps things as simple as the originals.Oct 22, 2013