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#502612 - 07/03/18 04:05 PM A seven on wires
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Well that's a first for me - an Italian friend put this up on FB, he has the pressed steel wheels also for it.

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#502614 - 07/03/18 04:14 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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And me...never ever seen before.

I have to say it just does not look right!
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#502623 - 07/03/18 04:48 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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I have to say I'm not keen..
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#502625 - 07/03/18 04:57 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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Think of the weight? Chapman would turn in his grave.
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#502626 - 07/03/18 05:01 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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Quite true, I hadn't thought of that aspect.
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#502654 - 07/03/18 06:26 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: PaulJ]
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Originally Posted By PaulJ
Think of the weight? Chapman would turn in his grave.


No, there were early ones with wire wheels, too:

http://www.classiccarratings.com/auction...um-duxford-1146

and:

https://car-images.bauersecure.com/pagefiles/73936/1040x0/caterham_seven_05.jpg?scale=down


Edited by Jens (07/03/18 06:38 PM)
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#502656 - 07/03/18 06:32 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: Jens]
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That's a good find Jens and certainly a new one on me.
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#502745 - 08/03/18 10:24 AM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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Jens beat me to it. I think we are all conditioned to seeing 7's on alloys but the first 6's and 7's were on wires.
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#502776 - 08/03/18 02:36 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: lowebird]
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To new Caterhams: I like the new classic editon very much:

http://uk.caterhamcars.com/cars/seven-supersprint


Edited by Jens (08/03/18 03:09 PM)
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#502794 - 08/03/18 04:36 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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If they offered the supersprint here i would buy one.
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#502797 - 08/03/18 04:54 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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Is it possible to import it in kit form and build it up ?
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#502849 - 08/03/18 09:40 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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It does not look like Caterham offer that option one of the lotus 7 Clone makers may offer something though
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#502853 - 08/03/18 10:09 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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Good luck with finding one.
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#502928 - 09/03/18 04:11 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: Jens]
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Caterham have announced that they will stop making the 160 model, but to date I don't think they have given a reason, though lack of engines/gearbox or axle may be it. It has been pretty popular though, so I suspect they will be putting it back into production once they have found a suitable replacement power source.
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#502934 - 09/03/18 05:20 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: Jens]
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Originally Posted By Jens
To new Caterhams: I like the new classic editon very much:

http://uk.caterhamcars.com/cars/seven-supersprint


Caterham do know how to make the Duratec look special love

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#502936 - 09/03/18 05:23 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: Rog]
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Originally Posted By Jens
To new Caterhams: I like the new classic editon very much:

http://uk.caterhamcars.com/cars/seven-supersprint


Caterham do know how to make the Duratec look special love



They sure do that looks like it's full of urge. grin2
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#502988 - 09/03/18 10:50 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: PaulJ]
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Originally Posted By PaulJ
Caterham have announced that they will stop making the 160 model, but to date I don't think they have given a reason, though lack of engines/gearbox or axle may be it. It has been pretty popular though, so I suspect they will be putting it back into production once they have found a suitable replacement power source.


Am very surprised to read this. I would have thought that there is a clear market niche for the 160 - it looks amazing, drives very well ( I know I have driven one at Oakmere) and is a very good entry level price.

Be interesting to see what happens next to fill this gap.


Edited by NeilL (09/03/18 10:51 PM)
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#504556 - 20/03/18 01:29 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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Petrolicious about the super seven, with pictures of the seven on wires:

https://petrolicious.com/articles/how-the-exceedingly-simple-lotus-seven-survived-for-over-60-years


Edited by Jens (20/03/18 01:31 PM)
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#504587 - 20/03/18 06:54 PM Re: A seven on wires [Re: +8Rich]
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Thanks for the link Jens.
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