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FOR SALE – 2004 Caterham Seven SV

 

A 2004 kit first registered on the road in 2005 with two owners since new. Professionally assembled by Scuderia Sylvestri, the Caterham dealer in South Florida. I purchased this car in December 2008 at 1815 miles and brought it to the New Jersey (NY metro area) where it is titled as a 2004 Caterham on regular NJ vehicle plates.

 

Drivetrain is a 2L Zetec SVT engine package (new crate motor at time of original assembly) with 5 speed T9 gearbox (standard ratios), LSD. Caterham USA had this to say about the engine at the time:

"
Caterham
USA is proud to announce the release of the Ford Zetec SVT engine package for the US
Caterham
market. The release of the SVT supersedes the previous Zetec engine line-up. The Ford Zetec SVT engine package is derived from the Ford Focus SVT. The package uses the same robust Ford Zetec design, but with the addition of a Cosworth designed cylinder head, larger cams, variable intake runner lengths and a variable injector system. The SVT package produces 185 hp at the flywheel in stock tune.”

Engine has been kept completely stock standard due to NJ inspection regulations.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other specs and relevant information:

  • Painted in Caterham Yellow with a Caterham dark green noseband and yellow cycle & rear wings. Car has less than average stone-chipping for age – only 1 noticeable chip on nose cone. Rear wings still are in very good condition however Caterham chrome rear wing stone protectors do show the usual expected pitting from stones. Cycle wings do have some evidence of star cracking although it is not very noticeable until real close. Edges of bonnet and related scuttle/nosecone show the usual expected marks (paint rubbed off) from rubbing of bonnet to scuttle/nose cone.
     
  • SV chassis so accommodates those who live life large (like me! :D ) or just appreciate extra comfort space. This has an extra 4 inches in length and width over a regular S3. The big improvement is a pedal box that accommodates those with big feet.
     
  • Caterham big brake kit (ventilated discs with 4 piston calipers and braided hoses)
     
  • 5 x 16” Caterham 5 spoke wheels with Sumitomo sport tires (spare is mounted at rear). Spare wheel has a noticeable paint chip.
     
  • Caterham S-type seats in black cloth.
     
  • Driver’s seat has Caterham 5 point harness with Caterham padded shoulder pads. Passenger seat has Caterham 4 point harness with padded shoulder rests and facility to add extra 5th point if wanted.
     
  • Tonneau
     
  • Heated windscreen with polycarbonate wind deflectors
  • Heater
     
  • Chrome sills and headlights
     
  • Caterham car jack and wheel brace
  • Sidescreens with arm rests
  • While the photos below show the hood and hood bag, this is not available with the car.
     

Additions/Modifications I have made since purchase:

 

  • New battery
  • Honeycomb shielding under and behind fuel tank
  • Sump guard/skid plate
  • Front number plate bracket
  • High rear brake light mounted on roll bar
  • Clutch pedal stop
  • Replaced all Caterham coolant hoses with silicone type hoses. Also re-routed cooling hoses and replaced all hose connectors for better security.
  • Replaced all non-coolant Caterham rubber hoses with new higher quality rubber hoses from Pegasus Racing.
  • Mid mount exhaust point to stop unsupported flexing
  • New brake light switch
  • All plastic dashboard toggle switches replaced with rubber coated metal toggle switches
  • 12v power socket installed under passenger side dash.
  • Racetech dual mechanical oil pressure/oil temperature (sealed capillary unit) gauge installed
  • Racetech voltmeter
  • Omex shift light
  • Fire extinguisher mounted on passenger side floor
  • Full 4 wheel alignment, bump steer, corner weight check.
  • NJ-required exhaust shielding
  • Soft Bits for Sevens Tunnel bag
  • Soft Bits for Sevens Half Hood with driver side easy in zipper
  • Soft Bits for Sevens half doors – not yet installed on car but included in sale.
  • Mirrors for Sevens rear vision mirror.

Regular maintenance/modifications have been carried out by me – usual fluids/oil change/filters/etc. A professional mechanic with experience of Sevens was utilized immediately post purchase to give it a thorough going over and again annually for full mechanical check up. I have kept detailed log book of service history and when the above mechanical modifications were made. It has never tracked by me or the previous owner (based on my inquiries to previous owner’s mechanic).

 

Mileage today: 9873 miles.

 

This Seven has been very reliable and is a very comfortable touring vehicle. I normally store the car in a heated storage facility from December to mid-March; otherwise it is garaged at my residence.

 

Photos of the car:

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/mjohnson555/seats/DSC_2782_edited-1.jpg

 

http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/mjohnson555/seats/DSC_2767_edited-1.jpg

 

Additional pictures can be seen at http://s15.photobucket.com/albums/a354/mjohnson555/seats/ and in the lower level galleries from that directory.

 

For pricing I looked at all known Caterham SV sales (10) in the last 2 years comparing specification with known sales price. Prices have ranged from $40,000 to $62,000 based on varying spec levels with an average sales value of $49,600.

 

I believe my specification/mileage/condition is mid-range compared to these other Caterham SV sales. Original asking price was too high so REDUCED TO $36,000.

 

Serious inquiries please contact Mike via PM here at USA7s

Car is located in Jersey City NJ for inspection. Vanity plates "Lotus 7" can go with sale if you want.

 

I am selling as I have another Seven project in the works.

 

 

SOLD 4/19/2011. I will let the new owner on this forum make an announcement as to his happy purchase. He is currently driving the seven from NYC to his home, roughly 4000 miles away. I have asked that he make a post on the journey as it will be a very interesting read. I for one have huge respect for his sense of adventure - just brilliant!

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Whaaa....???? "

 

"Another Seven project". Did the trip to Caterham dealership plant the seed for an even better Cat?

 

Prospective buyers: I believe that the only thing better than a new Cat is a used one. That's because all of the little glitches and teething problems have been resolved, as Croc's list on enhancements on his lightly used Cat demonstrates. The price is a few thou under market too, IMHO, for a car this nice, which I recently saw, and drooled over.

 

Edit: A final note to fence-sitters: after the initial depreciation hit, these cars tend to hold their value extremely well. Buy it, drive it, sell it later for around what you paid. Try that w/a new Porsche:).

 

Mike M.

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I had the pleasure of meeting Mike and checking out his car this past Sunday. The car is a real beauty and much more comfortable/roomy than my Birkin. Good luck on the sale and I can't wait to see the next project! :)

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Would you believe me if I said I bought a certain still born project from Cat USA that a certain owner was unable to complete? ;)

 

I don't want to pre-empt Al from announcing first.

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Would you believe me if I said I bought a certain still born project from Cat USA that a certain owner was unable to complete? ;)

 

I don't want to pre-empt Al from announcing first.

 

and what happened to the top?

 

 

 

 

 

Big Mike

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Would you believe me if I said I bought a certain still born project from Cat USA that a certain owner was unable to complete? ;)

 

I don't want to pre-empt Al from announcing first.

 

 

Mike , If you don't fill us in on the details we'll never know whats going on !!!!!!

 

Good luck with the sale of " Fat Bastard ", Hoping that someone in the NE will buy it it !!!!

 

 

 

 

Steve

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Mike, assemble it yourself. It's the best way to Know your car. In fact we can do assembly days to help you. I'm sure alot of local guys would be happy to get together to be a part of the build process. Just need to complete it for the spring track day schedule.:driving:

 

Tom

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what is he building

and why do you speak in code?

 

If you read the first post , you will see that " Croc" is Mike. The guy who is selling his Cat SV.

 

 

If you read all the posts, you will see that we don't know what Mike ( Croc) is up to !!!!

 

I have a funny feeling he may be redirecting us from what he is really doing, It's working so far !!!

 

As for speaking in " CODE", it's called English ??

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If you read the first post , you will see that " Croc" is Mike. The guy who is selling his Cat SV.

 

 

If you read all the posts, you will see that we don't know what Mike ( Croc) is up to !!!!

 

I have a funny feeling he may be redirecting us from what he is really doing, It's working so far !!!

 

As for speaking in " CODE", it's called English ??

 

I missed that

 

Big Mike

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Croc (Mike) bought the Caterham CRS 260 listed hereabouts on this very forum. I am green with envy. I cant wait to hear abt the first drive wh/I suspect will be amazing/terrifying.

 

Mike M (Is it just my imagination, or is every other member here named Mike?)

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