When Rover made their K-Series engine it sent the venerable, but heavy and hard to get Ford Kent cross flow engine into a well deserved retirement. The super light weight Rover engine was a “match made in heaven” for the immortal, featherweight Caterham Seven sportscar and it was totally in line with Colin Chapman’s philosophy of making cars fast by making them as light as possible.
Caterham used the K1 engine in almost all its derivatives from the entry level 1.4 liter with a respectable 105 BHP up to the most powerful 1.8 liter VVC with variable cam timing and 150 BHP. The VVC engine’s broad power band and torque at almost any RPM makes the 150 VVC the fastest of all the Roadsport versions. It is more drivable and only marginally slower than the iconic Superlight R300. On most, but the longest high speed racetracks like Spa or Monza, it will put supercars at ten times the price of the Seven to shame.
This Seven was built at the Caterham factory in 1995. In 2014-15 it received a major overhaul and service by a Caterham specialist south of London. It was taken apart and the frame and suspension was coated and body re-painted from orange to BRG with yellow nose cone. New dampers, bushings and brake parts were fitted as was a FIA approved roll bar.
This lovely and highly entertaining Roadsport 150 VVC has seen almost no use since restoration and it comes with full road kit, lights, indicators etc., full weather gear and split-tonneau cockpit cover. It has British V5 papers, is fully serviced and ready for immediate delivery.
Caterham Seven 620R (NEW AND UNREGISTERED)
Beat the 7 month factory lead time with this brand new and unregistered factory built Caterham:
2.0 Supercharged Ford Duratec 310 BHP
6 Speed Sadev Sequential.....
This gorgeous Caterham 1.4 132 bhp Supersport 6 speed is finished in traditional Lotus green with yellow, was registered in 1994, has covered just 20840 miles from new.
Complete with all MOT's and.....