WTB: To the track and back

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WTB: To the track and back

Post by Flow » Sat May 11, 2019 2:40 pm

Hello 7Heads,

I have been a fan of these cars since I drove an genuine S4 back when I was looking to get my first car aged 15 but ended up building numerous fast Minis instead. What would be a sweet handling, fast 7ish that I could drive to the airport when needing to engage in quality upside down time and to the track and back when lateral G's are required? Something hilariously fun to drive with a good dose of OMG is what I am after.

Thoughts?
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Re: To the track and back

Post by nz_climber » Sun May 12, 2019 4:12 pm

Hi and welcome to forums.

There is many options out there depending on your budget and engineering abilities. Are you looking to build or buy? You don't need crazy horsepower to make a 7 fast and fun.

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Re: To the track and back

Post by Flow » Sun May 12, 2019 4:32 pm

Thank you NZC, looking to buy at this point, ex mechanic but happy to enjoy someone else's craftsmanship. Also longish legs and 6' 3"...

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Re: To the track and back

Post by nz_climber » Mon May 13, 2019 5:04 pm

There are are a few options for out there, trademe is probably still the best place to see what is out there. Being taller might be a bit of an issue, but all cars are different and some will fit and some won't, so good idea to sit in a few to what feels comfortable.

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Re: To the track and back

Post by Flow » Sat May 18, 2019 2:32 pm

Thanks guys, anyone in the Hunua area I could drop in and try one on for size or any track meets coming up?

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Re: WTB: To the track and back

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Re: WTB: To the track and back

Post by 7ish » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:46 am

That looks to be pretty good, but probably worth under 20K in the current market. Don't like the look of the seat belts.

I have sold 2 of these cars now and can confirm that what you spent building them bears no relationship to what you can sell them for....
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Re: WTB: To the track and back

Post by Flow » Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:29 pm

Cheers 7ish, can you pick what kit this was based on? I would wonder how it handles with the weight in nose.

Is this worth all the money? Anyone driven one?
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-c ... eb9314-001

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Re: WTB: To the track and back

Post by Super7Alfa » Fri Jun 07, 2019 11:54 am

Flow wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:29 pm
Cheers 7ish, can you pick what kit this was based on? I would wonder how it handles with the weight in nose.

Is this worth all the money? Anyone driven one?
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/used-c ... eb9314-001
Simple answer is it's not based on any kit, it appears to be a genuine Caterham, built by the company that took over the Lotus 7 when Lotus decided to move up-market, so effectively, this is the car all the "other" Seven kits are based on, however loosely. Loads of information and road tests etc on UK websites. It will handle just fine, that's what Caterhams are famous for but you will be paying a premium for the fact that it's the real deal and not a copy :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caterham_7_CSR

https://www.rac.co.uk/drive/car-reviews ... n/csr-260/

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/ca ... am-csr-260

https://www.lotus7.club/

https://www.caterhamcars.com/en

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Re: WTB: To the track and back

Post by Gollum » Tue Jun 11, 2019 5:22 pm

Nice Caterham but you might as well spend half as much on a similar spec Fraser. The car will be just as good and you'll still have a pile of cash....
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