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I don't think it has quite sunk in that after 11 years I no longer own the car.

 

Its when it drives away or gets loaded on the truck that it really sinks in. This is why I rarely sell cars - I find it hard to give them up.

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Its when it drives away or gets loaded on the truck that it really sinks in. This is why I rarely sell cars - I find it hard to give them up.

 

That's when I really felt it when my yellow '92 Miata went on the transport after 19 years of ownership. The Miata and the Caterham took about a year between first thinking of selling to finally advertising and selling.

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I don't sell cars, I've given them away and parted them out, but If they are in good condition, I keep 'em. It's why I have so many cars.

If I had done that I would have 359 cars and 16 motorcycles cluttering my yard. The HOA would not be happy.

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so what is #360?

 

#360 is TBD. I will start seriously looking next week. I stopped by the local independent Ferrari service and restoration shop yesterday to chat with the owner. He has an Alfa Montreal in the shop that he said is a solid car but the owner wants the engine removed and put in something else. I said that when the engine has been removed if the owner of the car wants to sell to let me know first. I'll slip an LS3 in place of the OEM V8. :rofl:

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Skip,

I will enjoy having another Seven in the neighborhood and maybe at Summit Point. This makes 7- Sevens within 45 miles of Bethesda.

Glad to have helped you out. Hopefully he will show up on this forum, that's where he spotted the ad.

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Hopefully he will show up on this forum, that's where he spotted the ad.

 

He is not really a forum type of guy but he stated he wants to bring his 'new' seven to the Sevens HPDE event July 1/2, assuming Gary from Straight Roads can get it here in time.

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I still remember Skip's initial posts elsewhere regarding his "heretical" idea of installing a Miata drivetrain in a Caterham. Given the required surgery to fit the gearbox within the tight confines of the frame, some people (mostly respectfully as I recall) thought he was...well, nuts. However, the output from that marriage showed Skip's internal wiring harness was not hemorrhaging Lucas smoke, and resulted in a very unique and desirable car. Sad to see it go, but hope Skip does continue to stick around.

 

-John

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"Too soon old.....too late smart." So goes the German proverb. I fell in love with sevens years ago as a spotty faced teenager living in Dublin, Ireland, after reading an article in an English magazine called Custom Car. I saw my first one in the flesh a few years later and realized there was no way I was going to fit. I visited the factory and showrooms 20 years ago and lusted after the Jonathan Palmer edition. A number of cars and forty years later I finally managed to get my first Caterham. I bought a project off Mazda with the intention of modifying it to fit but with work, life and family commitments I realized that I needed to pull the trigger on a fat bastard Caterham or another driving season would leave me behind. There comes a time in ones life when one realizes time itself is ones most precious possession and I wanted to experience a seven before I "shuffle off this mortal coil".

Skips car came up and it speaks for itself. The comments from forum members convinced me it was a good buy. SV's go not come up everyday and while buying or selling one of these cars can be difficult, I think in this instance the planets were aligned. I now have to get her home. As the new custodian I hope to have many years of fun with her.

Skip is getting her tuned at Flyin Miata next Wednesday and I missed my time window with Gary Straight to get her shipped here. I am calling a number of outfits and found one called Montway Auto Transport that can take her here. I have no knowledge of them. Has anyone used them, or have a recommendation for a shipper? I am away for most of June and would like to get her here before I leave.

My other concern is registering it in Maryland. Mike Dougherty has been very helpful in this matter as he registered his Caterham 15 years ago. Does anyone have more recent experience?

I am hoping to make it to New Jersey, with a car this year. Last year was fun to spectate but I felt like a eunoch in a whorehouse. Bear in mind guys this will be my maiden voyage so please take it easy on me!!

Finally a big thanks to Skip who has been a pleasure to deal with. He is being very helpful in aiding the transfer. Also thanks to Croc and Mike Dougherty for their advice and I look forward to seeing everyone in New Jersey in July.

Thanks,

 

Dermot.

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Dermot,

Had I known getting the Caterham was going to be instrumental in getting your manhood back at the track I would have raised the price.:rofl:

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Dermot: Epic post! So nice to see Skip's se7en went to such an appreciative owner! Transportation seems to be a function of time. If you REALLY want it there in a week , it willl be. But you will pay. The more time, the more likely you are to catch a ride going your way and needing 1 more car for a full load. Sure hope you make it to NJMP, I'd love to see that car in the "flesh."

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