New member here, which was a lovely present from my wife.
I've always loved Caterhams but only got my first passenger ride last year, I still haven't driven one! I have never been in a position to own one until now, but recent circumstances have led me to change my mindset a little bit and I'm starting to think I should just get on with it!
I'd always dreamed of building one, but with the disappearance of the 160, and no replacement "cheap " kit available, I'm now on the hunt for a built car. I intend to get to an area meeting shortly, YW&P7, to have a chat and hopefully look over a few cars, but in the interim I wondered if I could appeal to the membership to keep their ears to the ground for me?
Ive generally been looking at K series cars, tunnel handbrake, de Dion. I'm not planning any track time, it's likely to be a weekend and touring machine so I'd be happy with a 5 speed box I think. I'm reasonably mechanical minded, and have a garage and a decent set of tools, so I'm looking forward to tinkering as much as driving!
Here's the important bit. I only have a max 13k budget. I know it's not a lot, but it's not likely to increase so I'll have to make do. I know it's not insurmountable, as I've seen cars advertised over the last few months which fit the bill, but I've missed out on them, and I appreciate my budget will preclude buying from a dealer generally speaking.
If anyone hears of anything coming up, knows someone who is thinking of selling something suitable etc I'd be grateful if you could give them a nudge my way? I'm in N Yorkshire, western side near Skipton.