Product Type: Caterham cars
Newest Review: ... few winters) - since I bought it in 2005 I've put 69,000 miles on it! In the dry, its cornering limit is ridiculously high, acceleration -... more
An Old Mans Dream
Member Name: Tim Pearce
Date: 06/04/01, updated on 06/04/01 (1069 review reads)
Advantages: Passionate Motoring
Disadvantages: English Weather
I first travelled in a Lotus 7 32 years ago when a colleague in Guildford took me back to the rail station after work one night. I was hooked from that moment but took all those years to realise my dream. Last year I invested (yes it will be an investment)in a 1800 Caterham Super Seven Sprint tuned to 170 BHP. I bought it pre-owned from a Caterham dealer in Gloucestershire who was very patient with the "old guy" and who let me test drive several vehicles prior to making my decision. I won't bore you with my experiences too much but suffice to say that none of my youthful illusions have been shattered. On my own in the early hours of lst summers mornings - howling along "A" roads at exciting speeds enables you to live fantasies of motor racing of a by gone age. With my wife along side me on Sunday jaunts into the country side (keeoing on low revs and high gears)It is a "grand touring car". Insurance - yes a couple of hundred pounds for limited mileage. Fuel - yes 15 mpg on those morning runs. Fun - as much as you can have apart from obvious exceptions. Go one - you know you want to!