Caterham Seven 40th Anniversary Edition

Seriously, it seems like everyone is celebrating a major anniversary this year.  Porsche, Lamborghini, Rolex, McLaren, Tag Heuer… they’re all celebrating major milestones (mostly 50th anniversaries, actually).  Caterham Cars can be added to that list as they’re celebrating 40 years of their iconic light-weight trackster the Seven.  Something about the 40th anniversary of the Carterham Seven is more fun than the other birthday brands.  Not sure why really.

Maybe it’s because they’re not charging a king’s ransom for a car with an anniversary package.  As a matter of fact, they’re not charging anything.  Just be one of the first forty people to order any Caterham Seven and you can get the “40 Years of Carterham” pack free.  A free limited edition anniversary pack is downright unheard of.  Good guy Caterham (that’s a Reddit reference, by the way).  

The Seven’s limited edition “40 Years of Caterham” pack includes:

  • Grey painted chassis, replicating the original Lotus Seven colour
  • Ruby red ‘40YOC’ paint, with bespoke bonnet stripes
  • Hand-tailored leather seats, with grey piping
  • Grey leather dashboard
  • Bespoke tunnel top, with grey handbrake and gearstick gaiters
  • Unique, numbered dash plaque
  • New 15” silver alloy wheels**, with Caterham embossing and Avon ZV3 tyres
  • ‘40YOC’ wheel centres and ignition key
  • 40th Anniversary Caterham Decals and Key – Landscape

Want a 40th Anniversary Caterham Seven?  Odds are you’re too late.  With only an edition of 40 cars, they’re likely to have sold out quickly.  In any case, the current UK range of Sevens start with the Roadsport 125 for £19,995 ($31,000) and go all the way up to the ass-kicking 2.8 second 0-60 Superlight R500 at £42,495 ($67,000).  Here in the US, we get a great range of Caterham Sevens from the Classic all the way up to the Superlight R500 and CSR.  Only, here they’re kits.  Some [read: all] assembly required. 

Happy 40th birthday to the Carterham Seven.  For more info, check out the press release below.

Press Release
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Caterham Cars will celebrate 40 years of manufacturing and developing the iconic Seven with a free limited edition pack.

The stylish pack is available to the purchasers of the first 40 Seven orders taken from today and can be applied to any car in the Seven range.*

Caterham Cars has been building the Seven since 1973, when original owner, Graham Nearn, acquired the rights to the model from Colin Chapman. It has continually developed the sportscar but never deviated from Chapman’s original philosophy of “adding lightness” and placing the driving experience at the heart of the engineering process.

Available to buyers from the UK or any of Caterham’s export markets at no cost, the pack has been designed to evoke the nostalgia of the early Sevens and includes optional equipment which would typically cost thousands of pounds.

The limited edition “40 Years of Caterham” pack includes:

·      Grey painted chassis, replicating the original Lotus Seven colour

·      Ruby red ‘40YOC’ paint, with bespoke bonnet stripes

·      Hand-tailored leather seats, with grey piping

·      Grey leather dashboard

·      Bespoke tunnel top, with grey handbrake and gearstick gaiters

·      Unique, numbered dash plaque

·      New 15” silver alloy wheels**, with Caterham embossing and Avon ZV3 tyres

·      ‘40YOC’ wheel centres and ignition key

·      40th Anniversary Caterham Decals and Key – Landscape

Caterham’s current UK range of Sevens stretches from the Roadsport 125 at £19,995 to the top-of-the-range Superlight R500, priced at £42,495. Meanwhile, across mainland Europe, Caterham has just introduced its most powerful variant yet, the Seven 485.

Please visit http://www.caterham.co.uk or call 01883 333 700 for more information.

Editor’s notes:

*Some specification issues may arise from the application of the pack, meaning that some elements may not be suitable eg new R500s will not come with grey leather dash or new alloys but would be fitted with the rest of the offered elements; no cash alternative is available for any pack element that cannot be applied; purchasers may not ‘pick and mix’ elements of the 40YOC pack; limited edition pack available only on new orders – any order already taken will not be eligible.

**The new 15” alloy wheels are only available on UK supplied Vehicles. EU vehicles will get similar silver 15” alloys but without 40 YOC details embossed.

 

Author: Nick Glasnovich

Founder & Executive Editor of TickTickVroom.com.

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