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Well I think I am going to sell my 7 Replica.

So if anyone is interested I will consider parting ways with my hand built replica 7 that is licensed and titled in the State of California as a 1963 Lotus Seven without any restrictions. I am asking $12500 US dollars and open to reasonable offers.

If you want to see some of the photos I have of the build and the car follow this link

http://picasaweb.google.com/MHKflyer52/ALotus7Replica#

If you’re interested or know of someone that might be interested let me know as my 7 needs a new home so make me an offer.

Contact me at MHKflyer52 at g mail dot com or by PM on this site or by posting on this site.

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I made the same deal w/my wife to buy my new M3. But then I got a severe case of Se7en-seller's remorse, so I eventually weaseled my way out of the promise to sell the Se7en. How, I don't know, mostly by being the pathetic car addict I am, I guess. I am sure the trip to Paris didnt hurt tho!

 

I know I made the deal and bought the M3 in October when car market for Se7ens was dead. So, I had till April or so to work my weasily magic. I guess my advice is to buy the Cayman before selling the Se7en and then see what happens.

 

I will be interested to see what price you get for your car.

 

Anyhow, I love the Cayman and think it's a terrific decision. Is it an "S"?

 

I am all for experiencing as many cool cars as possible before shuttling off this mortal coil, etc. And when you need a Se7en fix, just come hang out here a while. I can tell you tho, that there is no substitute for a Se7en, period. It's like comparing a a boat to a car, it's so different. So, while the Cayman will be huge fun, I don't think it will push the same buttons as the Se7en, even tho it will do so many things better. Time to get weasily?

 

Mike

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I made the same deal w/my wife to buy my new M3. But then I got severe Se7en-seller's remorse, so I eventually weaseled my way out of the promise to sell the Se7en. How, I don't know, mostly by being the pathetic car addict I am, I guess. I am sure the trip to Paris didnt hurt tho!

 

I know I made the deal and bought the M3 in October when car market for Se7ens was dead. So, I had till April or so to work my weasily magic. I guess my advice is to buy the Cayman before selling the Se7en and then see what happens.

 

I will be interested to see what price you get for your car.

 

Anyhow, I love the Cayman and think it's a terrific decision. Is it an "S"?

 

I am all for experiencing as many cool cars as possible before shuttling off this mortal coil, etc. And when you need a Se7en fix, just come hang out here a while.

 

Mike

 

I weasled similarly, and kept my vette.

 

I saw a nice black vette on the road the other day. license plate was "BKT LST"

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Was able to see the car today at British Car Show in Oxnard today. Best construction of the cars I have seen. From quality of welding to brackets added where needed and a totally complete car. The pictures do not do it justice as it looks so much better in person and got more attention at the show than the surrounding late model cars.

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Was able to see the car today at British Car Show in Oxnard today. Best construction of the cars I have seen. From quality of welding to brackets added where needed and a totally complete car. The pictures do not do it justice as it looks so much better in person and got more attention at the show than the surrounding late model cars.

 

Thanks for the kind words about my car twnpipe. :blush: If you want a ride / drive let me know and it will be a done deal and besides I do not think we met at the show as I was running around looking at all the fine hardware sitting on the grass.

By the way my car is still for sale if anyone is interested. :driving:

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Sorry to hear that but whatever works for you.....and good luck with the swap.

 

I suppose I am a bit weird in that regard. Up until I bought the Birkin I was not really a car guy, even less a sports car person. In general a car is a means of transportation for me and a medium sized quality sedan is the most convenient way to achieve this. I like the looks and style of a Porsche or Elise or the like and I would not mind driving one but it is just not important enough for me to shell out serious money; these are just fancier versions of my trusty Accord. The Seven is different because it is not just an exciting and seriously raw car but also a hobby in itself.

 

Actually a long time ago I had pledged (to myself) to never buy a car for more then $20-25k (or the equivalent in the currency of the country I lived in at the time). So far I could keep that pledge, even including the Birkin that I bought used. Don't ask me about all the upgrades, though.....

 

But then again, I think I mentioned I am a bit weird. Oh, did I mention that I am cheap, too ;-)

 

Gert

 

P.S.: Sorry, I just noticed I hijacked your sales thread...

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Gert said:

 

P.S.: Sorry, I just noticed I hijacked your sales thread...

 

No problems their gert.

 

My problem is I already have a Porsche 914-6 that I have owned since June 1970 and both my loving wife and I have had several others over the years and we both like the Cayman a lot and my wife is ok with the 7 but likes the Cayman more and she said that if I want another car something has to go and I said how about the Outback that she drives and I got that look that I would not be happy if I did that so the seven is on the block and if it sells then life will be good....maybe. :driving:

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Thanks Twinpipe (Ingmar) for the nice words about my 7 Replica and the two photos you posted. Glad we meet at the show, the car is still up for sale so if anyone knows of someone who wants a 7 for a fair price let them know as I am open to all offers and except cash......:cool:......

To early in the morning and had not had my coffee before I posted.....

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Realized I did meet you and talked to you.
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Well my 7 is still for sale and six different people have looked at it so far but no one has even made me an offer..:(

I have told them that I am asking $12500.00 (Twelve Thousand Five Hundred) for it and will consider any reasonable offer and that they might be surprised at what I will take for my car from the correct person.

Oh well I guess that is the way things go for the time being and as I have said previously I am not in a hurry to sell it for the time being and it is still for sale......:driving:......

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deep down, a little piece of me is happy you're still hanging on to the seven. Hopefully you're enjoying driving her while you still have her.

 

Well I still and have always enjoyed driving my 7 and even Auto-X it this weekend with the local Porsche Club and had a great time with it.

Had a lot of folks looking at it and asking questions like “Why are you selling your car?” and asking me if I was nuts or what.

My answer to that was and is "Yes I am Nuts to a certain point and the fact is that my wife said that if I want a Cayman something has to go and I am not getting rid of my 1970 914-6 that I have owned since new so the 7 is for sale."

I did fairly well at the Auto-X for just going out to have fun, no sticky race tires, no hitting the rev limiter, just having fun.

My fastest time on the course was 62.437 seconds (clean) with a track that averaged of 69.7 seconds (72 participant cars) FTD was 59.384 seconds (not me) and my slowest time was 79.734 seconds (lots of cones [5 from a spin]).

The group that set the course figured that the fastest time would maybe be 55 to 56 seconds which no one achieved so it was a lot of fun. The corner workers did get a good work out as cones were going everywhere for a lot of the participants as they were for me. I feel I was very lucky on getting a clean run that one time...:driving:...:seeya:

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Many of you will not know that his tires have a wear rating of 8 zillion instead of 100 or whatever for the sticky tires. Also notice his tire profile are more 75 than 45. Which starts to explain him not being even faster.

Martin, Sorry I missed the autocross, spent some quality guy time with my older son.

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Sorry to hear this, from what we see, the car is wonderful, and creating it not short of bearing a child..

 

would hate to see you go!

 

Southwind25,

 

Thanks for the kind words as for comparing it to child birth I have no IDEA about that as it was just plain fun to build and very educational for me and I hope for some others that watched it come to life.

I really do not expect my 7 to sell very quickly so I should be around even after it dose sell and will be a so called lurker / participant as I have made a number of friends on this forum and I do have a special place in my head for any 7 type auto.

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