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2009 Caterham Superlight R400 - New York *****SOLD*****

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2009 Caterham R400

I am the 2nd owner and have had the car for three years. Previous owner was a Caterham dealer and this was his personal car. During my ownership, the car has been trouble free except for a broken throttle cable which was replaced. A spare cable is included in the sale. The car was driven on the track two or three times by the previous owner. It has only been street driven under my ownership. It’s extremely fast, visceral, and is guaranteed to bring a smile to your face each time you drive it. I can honestly say this is the most fun car I have ever owned.

Car is in excellent condition with no known issues. There are some small blemishes in the paint from use, but overall presents extremely well. Ready for the next owner to enjoy.

Currently registered in New York as a 2010 specially constructed vehicle. Smog exempt for the life of the vehicle.

Full documentation including all receipts included in sale.





Metric S3

Standard floors



Viper Blue metallic 

Silver double stripes (Decal)



Duratec 2.0. Approximately 220+ HP

Roller Barrel throttle body with Pipercross air filter and carbon fiber backplate

Caterham 6 speed transmission

R500 polished stainless steel re-packable silencer with cat bypass

Unused catalytic converter included, but not installed

Carbon fiber coil cover for Duratec engine

Odyssey PC680 lightweight battery

Wet sump with baffled oil pan. Prepped for dry sump conversion if desired.

Lightweight flywheel

Limited slip differential



Bilstein adjustable coilovers with Caterham spec Eibach springs

De Dion rear suspension


Carbon fiber R500 nosecone (installed)

Painted composite nosecone with titanium painted noseband (included)

Carbon fiber front and rear wings

Carbon fiber aero screen 

Carbon fiber rearview and side mirrors

Carbon fiber front turn signal pods

Carbon fiber license plate light housing

FIA roll bar painted black

LED front turn signals from Justaddlightness UK

LED rear lights from Justaddlightness UK 

Lifeline LED 3rd brake light

Battery master cut-off switch
Fog light and reverse light delete. Wiring harness installed and lights included in sale.



Carbon fiber dash

Momo suede steering wheel with quick release adapter

Tillet carbon fiber B6 seats with Dinamica suede padding. Tillet embroidered headrest pads included.

Caterham black leather seats (Included)

Scroth 6 point driver and passenger harnesses. Valid thru 2025

Sequential shift lights

12 volt socket


Weather Protection

Full windscreen with black frame interchangeable with aeroscreen

Windshield wipers (included)

Full hood with hood bag

Softbits for Sevens mohair tonneau cover

Mohair boot cover by Oxted Trimming Company (OEM supplier for Caterham)


Wheels and Tires

13 inch Apollo black alloy (6 inch front & 8 inch rear) with Avon ZZR tires (Installed)

Spare 15 inch gunmetal CSR wheels with CR 500 tires (need to be replaced due to age)





Please PM me or contact me at Jacksonmiles471@gmail.com for more details. 






















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For CT I think it depends on how it is registered.

The PO of my first purchase of my car bought it from out of state and it was registered as a 1967 Lotus. All he had to do was have a vin check performed at a garage. When I repurchased it from Michigan I didn’t even have to do that. Probably because I had owned it previously. 

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  • WinstonS changed the title to 2009 Caterham Superlight R400 - New York *****PRICE REDUCED*****

For anyone that might be interested, the car is now advertised on the Hemmings website with a walk around video to help give you a better idea of the condition of the car. 
Thanks for looking!

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On 8/13/2021 at 4:32 PM, NSXguy said:

i wonder how hard this would be to register in CT... 

Take a look at the link below. This provides a good deal of information on registration requirements for “custom” or “homebuilt” cars such as Sevens or Cobra replicas for all fifty states. I’m no expert, but it seems most states have provisions for these cars and it’s just a matter of closely following their instructions.

In looking at the CT requirements, it seems pretty straightforward, very much like the process used in NY.



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On 8/13/2021 at 4:32 PM, NSXguy said:

i wonder how hard this would be to register in CT... 


Here is some learning from my experience registering a 2009 Caterham in CT in 2016. My car was bought from a Caterham dealer who was able to title the car in DE as a 2009 ASVE. He put a Delaware temporary plate on it and that allowed me to drive it to Wethersfield for a "courtesy inspection" that will be required. Some items I would note from my experience (and from the CT DMV: https://portal.ct.gov/DMV/Inspections/Inspections/Composite-Vehicles and a copy of the CT composite rules attached):


- you will need to put the windshield on, I don't think CT will register without a windshield and wipers (see the ruled attached)

- I talked with the inspectors before I bought a car. They say they will instantly fail for harnesses so you will need road legal seatbelts. My car had three point in it as built but you may not be able to easily retrofit them to your car. In which case you may need to get a set of harnesses that are FMVSS compliant (they would have a red push button vs a cam lock)

- A catalyst will be required

- They made me wrap the exhaust system all the way to over the catalyst with header wrap even though I had the builder put a cover over the entire header system

- Back up lights are required (I was failed because I did not have them). I have a bracket that attached a light to the frame under the body. You are welcome to use it.

- They did not require or make any mention on the bumpers (I was concerned as they are a requirement in the rules)


I was able to have my car registered as a 1967 Lotus 7 replica. Essentially no property tax when you do that. Note they will not issue a title as they don't issue them for cars over a certain age.


In the end I made two trips to Wethersfield to get in registered.

CT Composite Vehicle Rules rev 4:18.pdf

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@Black HoleThanks for sharing your experience with registration. In reference to the items you stated would be needed to register the car in CT, and probably most states, all are included in the sale with the exception of the seatbelts. If the harness is not permitted in a particular state, this is an easy and inexpensive retrofit with mounting points already in place. The wiring harness is already in place for the reverse light.

I have added a photo to my original post showing all these items and a few additional parts that come with the car.


Thanks again!

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  • WinstonS changed the title to 2009 Caterham Superlight R400 - New York *****SOLD*****

Miles sold this work of art to me.  I am unsure as to whether I should buy plate and tabs, or drain the fluids and mount it on my family room wall.  The volume of details, the purpose in every curve, the finish on every surface is spectacular.  With so many square feet of carbon fiber and aluminum, the car feels light as a shadow.  Everything I loved about Super Sevens is coming back in waves:  Boat-anchor brakes;  Thought-mediated steering;  Booster-rocket mid-range;  And everywhere around you, glorious scintillas of sun sun sun.  It's compact, with that wondrous factory six-speed, so I'm retraining my size 10's in the five basic foot positions of Caterham ballet.  Miles and his lovely wife De Ann were awesome, and I thank them again.  Miles was a devoted caretaker and developer of this car.  Now it's my turn!



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