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  1. Here is a comparison article I wrote back in 2008 that reaches roughly the same conclusion: Seven Heaven Over 50 years ago, Colin Chapman, ostensibly with a push from Hazel, gave us the Lotus Seven. After four editions of the idea, Chapman in 1973 had no further use for the thing so he sold the rights to Graham Nearn of Caterham who went back to the S3 version and nurtured it until its new owners, led by Ansar Ali, took it over in 2005. It seemed a fitting idea to take the latest Caterham, the Superlight R 400 and compare it to my 1968 Lotus Seven S3 to see where the similarit
  2. SOLD to a 77 year young man who will be DRIVING it home from CO to CA. I think this may be part of a trend of 77 year old guys driving cross country!!
  3. Price Reduced to $36,000 Please give either me or Josh at Rocky Mountain Caterham a call. This is a great car and now that the Sigma engines will not be available, a more desirable car than ever!
  4. Interesting back story on the owner of this Seven: His daughter (who is now handling his affairs) sent us this letter with the note: "Look what I found going through his stuff today . His interest in and pricing from Lotus Caribbean in 1967. He wasn’t lying when he told me he’s wanted one for 50 years !"
  5. Kris has sold her Dad's home and the Seven now needs a new garage so the motivation to see it sold is high. This is a wonderful car that RMC has inspected and feels very good about, so if you are at all interested give me a call at (3o3) 923-8I38 or send an email to http://info@rockymountaincaterham.com and we will give you all the info you will need. This really is a great car folks!!!
  6. Ian: Standard type 9 ratios, yep, so short first gear.
  7. · 1.6 Sigma Ti-VCT with throttle body, 137 bhp (270 spec). · Type 9 5-speed gear box, and 3.61 standard Sierra diff (these are lighter than the current 270 spec), · S3 chassis, standard floors, Ballistic Orange paint, Black Pack, road suspension, 14″ KN Panasport with Avon ZT3s. · 3 point inertia reel belts, leather seats, heater, Moto Lita steering wheel, carbon sill and wing protectors. · Full weather gear (heated windscreen, sidescreens, hood) Soft Bits For Sevens half hood with driver’s side zip out panel. · Clean
  8. It was an amazing 36 days on the road out of 40 days since April 11th. As I noted in my blog, I have the mixed feeling of excitement to having achieved the goal and sadness that there would be no more travel. So, it is now over and I can reflect a bit on the adventure and achievement. Let’s start with some basic statistics about the trip in response to questions I have been asked and think might be asked: · Total miles traveled – This is subject to revision as I recalculate each segment over the next month or so, but using my odometer and adjusting for its error I beli
  9. Well the weather looks good, the car is ready, I’m all packed and it seems as though all signs are positive. So I will be leaving on Sunday April 11, 2021 on the first leg. While I have planned the route carefully I know that Eisenhower was right when he said "In preparing for battle I have always found that plans are useless, but planning is indispensable." If you are interested in the actual progress, be sure to subscribe to the blog at http://www.xcountryelan.com to see my planned daily post from the road. And if you wish to join me for a segment, contact me through the above blog to
  10. Just an update while I am logged in for the Smithology post. Thanks to all of you who have made contributions to the kids at Roundup River Ranch. I recognize some of the names and would voice my thanks personally if I knew how to reach you directly. In the meantime this will have to suffice even though it is just as heartfelt a thank you. And, finally, I have quite a few posts on my Blog so it may be worth a visit: https://xcountryelan.com/
  11. Sam Smith has just posted a new piece about Sevens in his latest Smithology column for Hagerty. I think it is a wonderful take on Sevens, sevening and the spirit of the Seven...worth a read: https://www.hagerty.com/media/opinion/smithology/smithology-im-building-another-caterham-would-you-like-to-know-more/
  12. Even though this is not technically Seven related, it may be of interest. Some of you may be aware that I am planning a cross country trip in my Elan this spring. In preparation for that adventure I have begun a blog to get the word out to anyone who might be interested in either meeting up somewhere along the way or just following the progress and story. I also am soliciting donations to the kids at Roundup River Ranch and have set up a donation page for the Ranch. While I will be funding my own expenses for this trip, I would appreciate any support you may feel like contributing for the
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