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1978 Caterham with Checkered Past


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Hi Everybody, I am the new owner of a 1978 Caterham.

 

Not necessarily the Caterham I envisioned myself driving but since it was currently registered and inspected in Massachusetts I couldn't resist. Plus the previous owner and shop that has worked on the car are nearby.

 

Supposedly the short history of the car from the previous owner is that he purchased it off the floor of the NY Auto Show in the 70's as it was being built, brother who lived in Long Island at the time picked it up for him but raced it locally instead of delivering it to the owner in Massachusetts, he eventually acquired it many years later, fixed it up a bit as well as adding a turbocharged motor, and ultimately sold it to me.

 

Looking forward to lots of great miles ahead.

 

http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=13968&stc=1

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http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=13969&stc=1

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Congratulations on your purchase. You bought through the Vintage Race Car Sales - Kim Baker. I saw the ad surface and it caught my eye for a bunch of reasons - turbo, polished ali, metal front and rear wings, etc. Its a striking looking car.

 

Looks like you will need to let the snow melt before you really try out the driving experience!

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  • 2 weeks later...
Congrats. The car has COOL written all over it. Can we see the turbo...please? :D

 

http://www.usa7s.net/vb/attachment.php?attachmentid=14001&stc=1

 

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That is one interesting car! What is the engine (BDR?). Are you bringing it t he USA7s event in early July at NJMP? (You should!). Love the custom wheel chock!

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That is one interesting car! What is the engine (BDR?). Are you bringing it t he USA7s event in early July at NJMP? (You should!). Love the custom wheel chock!

 

looks like a lotus twin cam to me.

 

with the snail it should be a very quick car.

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All this chatter and NOBODY has mentioned the idea of drewbrese bringing this beauty to NJMP in July. :driving: ..........:lurk:

 

 

Shane, it's probably a show pony, probably wouldn't make one lap.. :leaving: :troll: Tom

 

 

But show ponies are more than welcome to come join in the fun of course.

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