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In case you are wondering where the instrument panel thread disappeared to, well, Dan started a new thread here to allow discussion to continue without getting chopped up by the for sale links. Here is its new location:

http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.php?10713-Instruments-in-Westfield-panel

 

 

This week we have something interesting. Palatov D2

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2014 Palatov D2 finished in Azzurro Blue over Black leather interior. Cats Exotics is excited to offer this very special and extremely rare machine! With less than a dozen known to exist, the D2 is built in Portland, Oregon, and is set up for both the track AND street driving. Featuring and built on a TIG welded chromoly tube frame, this D2 is powered by a dry sump lubricated GM LS3 6.3L V8 with motor that pushes out approximately 450hp/450tq at the crank (50 state emissions compliant). Also featuring; Quaife 6-speed sequential manual gearbox, pushrod suspension setup with Afco shocks, Willwood 4-piston disc brakes with 12.2" vented rotors (track brake pads included), Tilton brake bias controller, FIA 12 gallon fuel cell with internal pump, HP tablet data-logger dash with street & race mode displays and full temp. gauges, Xenon headlights, AGM battery, LED tail lights/turn signals, Black Enkei RPF1 wheels 18" rear - 17" front with TOYO R888 tires as well as an extra set of the same RPF1 wheels mounted with BF Goodrich R1-S track tires, marine leather wrapped interior, front end clear bra protection, Schroth 6-point harnesses, and OMP quick release steering wheel. All together, the total weight of this car is approximately 1900 pounds!

Brand new & with the options that this model has, the MSRP is between $90,000 - $95,000 with a wait time of up to 6 months. This is an opportunity to own a very special car that is sure to be the only one around, without taking the price hit and wait time of a brand new model!

*Palatov Motors has offered a free intro/orientation day at the Oregon Raceway Park to the next owner to familiarize and learn about the car in a controlled environment*

 

Asking $79888 which seems reasonable for the performance possibilities of embedding yourself into fellow motorists, buildings, bridges, etc. Being mid engine I would be wary of it biting me on lift off if I was driving. One thing that surprised me is how heavy it is - its as lead happy as a Stalker - which some lovable space cadet has already proved that with an LS engine you can reach take off velocity but not quite escape velocity for orbit...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-Palatov-D2-/171928993040?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2807c43d10&item=171928993040

 

As an aside I love the dealer name "Cats Exotic" Try googling that (as I did) and you will have kitty galore on your browser and none of it relevant to the dealership. Must be owned by someone who has no idea of how to succeed on the internet.

 

 

 

Locost build based of a Triumph 1500 that almost certainly rusted away in the 70s.

 

 

Current bid at $6955 and no reserve with 16 hours to run. May end up being a bargain locost?

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-Kit-Makes-LOTUS-7-/331653482541?forcerrptr=true&hash=item4d3816882d&item=331653482541

 

 

Then we have the reappearance of Robin Hood. A little seen seven brand here in the US. Not finished. No title and no MCO so that is a killer for some states on getting registered.

 

Starting bid of $10700 with 7 days to run and no reserve.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-Kit-Makes-LOTUS-SUPER-SEVEN-FROM-ROBIN-HOOD-ULTRA-LIGHT-/201430853018?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2ee636e59a&item=201430853018

 

 

Any one looking for a Panoz AIV? I have come 10 of them this morning all for sale. Not sure why so many up for sale now? Here is one:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Other-Makes-Panoz-AIV-Roadster-/400995151684?forcerrptr=true&hash=item5d5d2c6f44&item=400995151684

 

 

 

Its not a seven but it will certainly out handle one. It also proves my theory that you could register anything for the road in Florida. Street legal "indy car".

This is a 1996 open wheel, open cockpit street legal Indy style car. Small block Chevy V-8 motor. Corvair trans-axle for the transmission. Aluminum Corvette rims with the aluminum spacers and like new tires. The car weighs 2,000 lbs. removable momo steering wheel. The brakes can be adjusted for front and rear bias. The body of the car is sheet metal with Zeus fasteners on the service panels. The whole front assembly is easily removed for servicing. The engine bay cover is also removable for servicing of the engine along with a couple more service panels.

 

Oh geez - and here I am worried about driving a Caterham on the road. With this bad boy you could take out an SUV sump with your head and be a speed bump to mommy on a grocery run. Perfect for all occasions. But why is it 2000 pounds? Was it made out of heavy gauge sheet steel?

 

Opening bid at $15000 with 4 days to run.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-Kit-Makes-Indy-Street-Legal-open-cockpit-/181872462131?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2a58718933&item=181872462131

 

 

Repeat. Locost V8 autocross car.

I am selling my Lotus 7 (Caterham super 7) replica.

Frame was built by a fab shop in Texas.

Powered by a 347 ford v8 (5.0 liter with stroker kit)

ford t5 transmission

Mustang II front spindles and brakes.

thunderbird IRS

on American Muscle cobra R's look-a-likes 17's with hankook s4 tires 255/40/17's

Kirkey race seats with 5 point harness

Autometer gauges

9 gallon fuel cell

Built with all the same parts you would build a Factory Five Cobra

(Mustang Doner car used)

Many extras

Street legal. Clean Kansas title. Less than 200 total miles on build.

Used for a few carshows and a few SCCA autocrosses.

extremely fast and fun

asking $14,500 obo

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5228239176.html

 

 

 

Its back but the price is now down to $25500. Methinks it has further to go.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/5223369730.html

 

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Barney the Dinosaur! The purple Westfield is back.

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I quite like the color and the car. The wheels are a shocker and should be replaced ASAP. I also hate all caps ads.

 

1995 Westfield SEI Toyota 2TG. THIS WAS THE FORMER WESTFIELD IMPORTER'S PERSONAL CAR AS WELL AS DEMONSTRATOR. I BOUGHT IT FROM HIM WITHOUT A TITLE AND IT IS CURRENTLY TAGGED AND TITLED IN OKLAHOMA AS A KIT WITH AN OKLAHOMA ASSIGNED SERIAL NUMBER. I HAVE OWNED THIS CAR FOR APPROXIMATELY 11 YEARS.

TOYOTA 2TG 2.0 DOHC JDM ENGINE STARTED LIFE AS A 1600, BORED TO 2.0L HIGH PERFORMANCE CAMSHAFTS , CUSTOM PISTONS. LIGHTENED FLYWHEEL, TWIN SIDE-DRAFT SOLEX CARBURETORS, CUSTOM HPC COATED HEADERS AND EXHAUST.

5-SPEED TRANSMISSION, DATSUN 1200 DIFFERENTIAL WITH DATSUN COMP POSITRAC, 4-WHEEL DISC BRAKES.

ALMOST NEW TIRES (LESS THAN 75 MILES) 15" WHEELS AND SPARE RIM, ADJUSTABLE FRONT AND REAR ANTI ROLL/SWAY BARS, ADJUSTABLE SPAX FRONT SHOCKS.

HEADLIGHTS LOW/HIGH BEAMS, TURN SIGNALS, TAIL LIGHTS, BRAKE LIGHTS ALL WORK. NO HORN, WIPERS OR HEATER/DEFROST WERE EVER INSTALLED AND ARE NOT PRESENT.

FACTORY TOYOTA ENGINE MANUAL, COPY OF AN ARTICLE ON THIS CAR FEATURED IN KIT CAR MAGAZINE.WESTFIELD ASSEMBLY MANUAL.

FINISHED IN PURPLE GELCOAT WITH BLACK UPHOLSTERED SEAT CUSHIONS THAT ARE NON-ADJUSTABLE.WE USE A REMOVEABLE BACK BOLSTER TO ENABLE A 5'4" DRIVER BETTER PEDAL LEVERAGE. REMOVEABLE BIKINI TOP. TONNEAU (COVER NOT INSTALLED.

THE SPEEDOMETER AND ODOMETER WERE NEVER HOOKED UP AS THE SPEEDO CABLE WOULD INTERFERE WITH THE LOWER FRAME RAIL. WE USE A GARMIN TO MONITOR OUR SPEED. APPROXIMATE MILEAGE IS 5K. THERE IS NO FUEL GAUGE OR SENDING UNIT. THE FUEL TANK IS A FUEL CELL AND WE USE A CALIBRATED WOODEN DOWEL TO CHECK FUEL LEVEL.

HAVING DRIVEN THE CAR ON MANY MIDWEST 7 EVENTS AND OTHER FUN OUTINGS THERE IS SOME PATINA. THE CAR HAS ATTAINED 30 MPG WHEN WE RESISTED THE ACCELERATION TEMPTATION.

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/5200408918.html

 

 

1958 Lotus 7 that needs restoration and I would guess some fact checking verification. Listed on Cincinnati craigslist but is located in AZ? Seeks $25000

http://cincinnati.craigslist.org/cto/5217456408.html

 

 

Stalker SC v6 in AZ for $28000

http://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/cto/5226024560.html

 

 

Unfinished Locost 7 kit in TX for $1200

 

Please buy my unfinished kit car and build a Locost 7 sports car. As you can see from the pictures my garage is crowded and my wife would love for me to find a new home for this project.

 

As you can see by the pleading ad, the wife is withholding sex privileges until cleans out the garage. My view is that he should get rid of the wife - cheaper and the garage toys don't slap you back.

http://austin.craigslist.org/cto/5226971139.html

 

 

1962 Lotus 7 freshly restored - asking $44500 in FL (despite being on CA plates?). Despite that the ad features some horrific poor quality photos and even some fingers in frames. And if you can adjust to the fuzzy views I fancy I can see some Caterham parts so it looks like they cheated. Revolution wheels would not have been on a 62 car? Hard to tell as the ad photo quality is just ridiculously bad. Pity as it looks really nice overall.

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/5216024604.html

 

 

Locost project for $1500

http://rochester.craigslist.org/cto/5204430822.html

 

 

Locost aloooominum (or aluminium) mid engined car mid project $5000. Suspension design is interesting...

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5221046521.html

 

 

2003 blue Superformance S1 in RI

Asking $25k

http://www.autotraderclassics.com/classic-car/2003-Lotus-Other+Lotus+Models-2269361.xhtml?conversationId=3772125

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2002 SV for $34500

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/super-7/1773111.html

 

 

1979 Caterham 7 crossflow for $20k although I think I saw a forum member chasing it midweek so it may have gone already...but will it be back for sale shortly at $30k?

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/super-7/1765801.html

 

 

 

2000 Caterham Superlight "R500" also separately advertised on this forum. Asking $30k

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/superlight-r500/1757619.html

 

 

 

2012 Caterham SUperlight R400 asking $59000

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/unspecified/1729179.html

 

 

 

1964 Lotus 7 S2 asking $36500

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/lotus/super-seven/1768308.html

 

 

The dealer masturbation award winner from Gateway Classic Cars is back with their Westfield asking $36995

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lotus/super-seven/1763637.html

 

 

I am not bothering to post Wayne C's Lotus 7 as I will post it again next year when it is still for sale.

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1962 Lotus 7 freshly restored - asking $44500 in FL (despite being on CA plates?). Despite that the ad features some horrific poor quality photos and even some fingers in frames. And if you can adjust to the fuzzy views I fancy I can see some Caterham parts so it looks like they cheated. Revolution wheels would not have been on a 62 car? Hard to tell as the ad photo quality is just ridiculously bad. Pity as it looks really nice overall.

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/5216024604.html

 

Considering 4 spoke Revolutions were available in '67 and minilites in '64, I'd still consider them a period correct choice for this car. The wider rear wings look like they are needed to accommodate the width/backspace revolutions though. This car was on ebay previously (and did not meet reserve). I think it had many of these same parts, so it seems the new other just had Tony Ingram complete the project and is flipping it. I generally prefer the slimmer S2 fenders, but otherwise I remember the car looking pretty nice in the ebay ad. There's no doubt Tony finished it to a high standard. I do think the price is a bit optimistic..especially as I think it is fitted with a crossflow instead of a pre-crossflow.

 

Its back but the price is now down to $25500. Methinks it has further to go.

http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/ctd/5223369730.html

 

The twin cam itself is worth quite a bit more than a crossflow, So I think this one is actually not too far off (maybe a couple grand too high). It should be pretty comparable to an early caterham and it's got some nice details like the wingard 1055 lights (Though I can't figure out why they're mounted sideways?) I suppose it depends on how much work it is to bring it to driving standards after sitting for so many years.

 

 

18" wheels on a caterham? That's a first for me...

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Hello Dingo...or is Meryl Streep?

 

Your comments on the Oregon Arch chassis clone are spot on. Sadly it needs work based on another forum member's message. From that I concluded it needs to come down in price to allow for the extra. Otherwise its sort of just like a Caterham without the price premium of a true S3 Lotus 7.

 

18 inch wheels on a seven is clearly a New York thing.

 

Thank you for correcting me on the revolution wheels - I had them later in my mind.

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Looks like the V6 Stalker at Mecum did not sell. Top bid was $18k

 

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2009 Caterham SV Duratec for sale - I don't know how the seller can talk about the driving experience if he has only driven it 437 miles in 6 years!

 

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/lotus/caterham/1775640.html

 

2009 Lotus Caterham, This is a new car in mint condition, with only 437 Miles. - Purchased new, and built by Rocky Mountain Sports Cars.

- Powered by a Ford Duratec 2.0L 210HP engine.

- 5 Speed Manual transmission.

- Stainless exhaust with catalytic Converter.

- This car was rarely driven and never raced.

- Mint condition with no scratches, dings or excuses.

- Leather interior with Momo Removable Steering wheel.

- Windows and Top.

- Matching Red Trailer available additional $5000

This is a serious Race and Touring Car.

Extremely competitive on the track, or cruise the backroads of america.

- This car is street legal and Licensed in Oregon, USA

Price: $40,000 negotiable (763)354-9500

 

 

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Robin Hood seven build - not quite finished and not titled or registered. Current bid $10800 with 18 hours to go.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Replica-Kit-Makes-LOTUS-SUPER-SEVEN-FROM-ROBIN-HOOD-ULTRA-LIGHT-/201430853018?forcerrptr=true&hash=item2ee636e59a&item=201430853018

 

 

Anyone need a 7 grille? Mario looks like he has made a new batch

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Lotus-Seven-Grille-Emblems-/171407070511?hash=item27e8a8552f&vxp=mtr

 

 

Who wants a friend to join them in their Birkin? A Birkin bear

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Bentley-Birkin-Bear-BL1076-/111767464480?hash=item1a05dc2a20&vxp=mtr

 

 

Barney the Westfield is back again this week

http://tulsa.craigslist.org/cto/5200408918.html

 

 

Westfield

Westfield Kit Race Car. Raced VSCDA 94-05' Needs engine rebuilt - intact 1600 ford donor engine. Duel side draft Weber carburetors/manifold. 4 into 1 exhaust manifold. High compression pistons. High flow oil pump. Carbon fiber breaks. Aluminum fly wheel. Four speed close ratio Lotus transmission. Quaif locker differential. Fuel cell. Roll bar. Two 5 point harnesses. Comes with convertible top, tonneau cover, leather seats, black floor mats. Four Minilite wheels. Four steel rain tire wheels. Multiple gasket sets. Includes engine specs, manuals (engine, transmission, car). Street legal, comes with title. Call Pete

Asking $18000

Now that price will be ambitious given the car may not have run in many years so a ton of things to refresh plus it needs a crossflow rebuild.

http://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/5176204566.html

 

 

Dark blue Superformance S1 2003 in RI back again at $25000

http://southcoast.craigslist.org/cto/5226272058.html

 

 

Mid Engined Locost asking $5000

 

***Note: this car does not and will not come with a "body"***

***Note2: this car is street legal, not track only***

 

I have a home built aluminum framed mid-engine car for sale. This is similar to the "Locost" Lotus 7 replicas.

 

It is powered by a 2009 Honda CBR1000rr 1 liter 4 cylinder motor (4400 miles on it). This motor makes somewhere around 180hp, and the car weighs less than 1200lbs. Imagine cutting the weight of a miata in half, and adding 50hp.

 

Speaking of Miatas, this car uses miata subframes, suspension, steering, brakes, axles, uprights, and the differential. So it handles like a miata that went on a 1000+lb diet. Also, maintenance parts are cheap and plentiful, as are upgrades.

 

The shocks and springs come from (4) 2009 Yamaha R1 motorcycles. They are high quality adjustable gas shocks and are also really cheap to replace.

 

Seats are Kirkey intermediate road racing aluminum seats, and the fuel cell is a 12 gallon RCI aluminum tank.

 

The roll bar is made from 1.75" DOM steel tubing and adds not only safety but stiffness to this ride.

 

Power goes through a combination reverse/overdrive box into the miata rear differential, so no chain maintenance on this bike engine car.

 

So basically with this car you're getting everything you'd ever want in a miata, plus a 13,000rpm screaming banshee of a power plant with a 6 speed sequential gearbox.

 

Now for the downsides:

 

It's not exactly "finished". Though it will be sold as a running, driving car, I have not yet installed the headlights, tail lights, blinkers, and mirrors to make it street legal.

 

These cars are street legal in NC, without a windshield, etc., but you still need to pass the basic safety inspection for good tires and working head/tail/brake/reverse lights.

 

The upsides:

 

I have all the lights and stuff the car needs, along with a bunch of other stuff (like a racing fire suppression system) available with the car.

 

The bottom line:

 

My wife and I are going to spend the next unknown number of years doing missions work in Guatemala. If you think this is your kind of project, make me an offer and let me know how "done" it needs to be for you to want it.

http://raleigh.craigslist.org/cto/5221046521.html

 

 

locost with 347 V8 with 5 spd T5 in KS Asking $14500

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/5228239176.html

 

 

Work out what you want from this ad for which he asks $25000. No pics and SFA text.

Lotus Super 7 for sale. Vintage GP racecar. Call for details

http://houston.craigslist.org/cto/5238631790.html

 

 

Tony Ingram restored Lotus Seven S2 asking $44500 is back

http://jacksonville.craigslist.org/cto/5216024604.html

 

 

 

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There is a shipload of Sevens on Lemmings. Some may have sold since Lemmings only refreshes every few months.

 

 

2009 Caterham SV $40k

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/unspecified/1775640.html

 

 

2002 Caterham SV $34.5k

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/super-7/1773111.html

 

 

1979 Caterham crossflow at $20k (although one forum member was all over this like a chihuahua on a pork chop - so it may have sold?).

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/super-7/1765801.html

 

 

2000 Caterham Superlight $30k

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/superlight-r500/1757619.html

 

 

 

2012 Caterham SV R400 $59k

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/caterham/unspecified/1729179.html

 

 

Stalker $28k

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/lotus/7/1726421.html

 

 

And my favorite ad - the dealer wank special Westy

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lotus/super-seven/1763637.html

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A question for the USA7s members. Another forum member has raised concerns in a polite PM to me that my conjecturing based on the advertisement and other personal impressions is unhelpful to the seller and misleading to other forum members who may be buyers. I will note that the ad in question was not a for sale ad on USA7s but one of my links to his Ebay/Craigslist ad off forum. I can sort of see his point of view as a seller. My view is the advertisement was inadequate inviting conjecture from forum members as we all tried to assess what was up for sale and the value being sought. The forum member is not a paid up club member so could not advertise directly on USA7s.

 

I am aware of the USA7s forum protocol on not criticizing other forum member's own for sale ads when listed on this site but this would not apply when it is a re-link from Ebay or Craigslist and the seller is not bothering with the forum.

 

For what it is worth, I believe that an advertisement should stand on its own with good description and photos if you expect someone to buy it on the internet through a site like Ebay. Unfortunately, most ads do not meet that standard. However, I think the Bringatrailer model works well in that situation as you get a variety of intelligent input that can make up for the advertisment inadequacies. Its why I respect other USA7s members chiming in here with their views. But am I wrong as it was pointed out to me?

 

 

So an informal survey - should we expand the current USA7s forum rule on no conjecturing or opinions to apply to re-linked ads in this thread? Or should we keep it as it is?

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. . . should we expand the current USA7s forum rule on no conjecturing or opinions to apply to re-linked ads in this thread? Or should we keep it as it is?

 

Keep it as is...I like a bit of 'harmless' humor with my morning coffee. Besides, if I like the car and want it, I'll buy it, regardless of your Dudee-ish tomfoolery. :jester:

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I concur.

When originally looking for a seven, pointers, tips, and off hand comments in the forum were invaluable. Here too subtle observations: "the left hand widget was not made until '85 for a car advertised as oem '64..." can help others make informed decisions.

 

Besides, the commentary improves our morning coffee

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