Caterham 7 Race Car 1988

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Lot No: 47
Year Make Model Mileage SOLD FOR
1988 Caterham 7 Race Car N/A £12,100 + buyers premium


1 of 3 cars from the Havill Estate

In Brief:

On the Surface: This 1988 Caterham 7 Race Car, was a cherished member of the late Mr. Havill’s collection. Having traversed renowned circuits like Spa-Francorchamps under Mr. Havill’s ownership since 1999, it has power and pedigree.

Maintenance: A comprehensive history file accompanies this Caterham, detailing the work carried out. Invoices totaling £16,500 show investments were made in tuning, upgrades, and maintenance. Noteworthy among these are receipts from esteemed racing entities like Schneider Racing and Caterham Dartford, showcasing significant expenditures on components such as a 1700cc Kent Engine rebuild in 2000 and uprated race brakes in 2001.

History: Among the collection documents lies a letter from Stockbridge Racing Ltd, offering discounted harnesses to Mr. Havill in 1995. Another letter confirms an engine upgrade in 2018 to a new 2289cc Vauxhall engine built form scratch by J.B. Racing Motorsport Engineering,

The Model: The Caterham Seven, is an ultra-lightweight sports car manufactured by Caterham Cars in the UK. It traces its roots to the Lotus Seven, a lightweight sports car produced by Lotus Cars from 1957 to 1972. After Lotus ceased production, Caterham acquired the design rights and now produces both kit and fully assembled versions.

Sale Insight: Regrettably, due to Mr. Havill’s passing, this Caterham is offered as part of a deceased estate sale. However, it presents a rare opportunity for enthusiasts to acquire a track-ready motorcar. The upcoming Spring and Summer months woudl be perfect to get this Caterham back on track.

Lot No. 47
Auction 25th April 2024 - 95% SOLD
Vehicle Make Caterham
Vehicle Model 7 Race Car
Year of Manufacture 1988
Mileage N/A
Registration E871CPB
Date first Registered 01/05/1988
MOT Expired
Chassis Number 5LC479417BD
Engine Number JBR058
Estimated Sale Price £9,000 - £10,000

Please note: Current engine and chassis numbers are supplied by HPI. Prospective buyers are advised to satisfy themselves as to the condition of a vehicle and the accuracy of any statement made, be they statements of fact or opinion. All vehicles are sold as seen. If you cannot attend the auction please contact the office for a walk around description over the phone.

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