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The Time has come.....

The end of an era

After 19 years of Caterham ownership it's time to hang up my keys & retire gracefully.

I've had the spills

I've had the thrills

I've rolled in pools of oil with some great people & made fantastic memories & as well as some great lifelong friends, never to be forgotten.

I've got the T shirt & the video so this yellow machine is now on its way to it's new owner to enjoy as much as I have.

Sorry to won't be getting rid of me totally as I'll keep my membership going, lurking in the background.

 

 

 

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Hi Alan

I dread that day in my life.

I'm glad you will be staying with us.

Stephen

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I too am now Sevenless, although if another car at the right price surfaces - never say never.   However, as with all things in life it is not a bad idea to know when something has run its' course, even if that is Seven ownership.

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Hi Alan ,,it's a sad day but it comes to us all I suppose ,,good luck ,glad your staying in the club ,

derek

enjoy whatever is next 

as long as it's not a bloody Morgan ,

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Mine went on Monday. I'd been threatening to sell it for a few years, due to lifestyle changes (my choice). It literally had not been driven since April 2019, when I last MOT'd it, and minimal miles for a few years before that. The sale came by accident, I half jokingly offered it to a used car dealership, surprisingly he was interested and came back to me a couple of days later offering the price I asked. The day he was due to collect, I went to start it, but it wouldn't fire, rang him to put him off coming, tried again 10 minutes later and of course fired up first time, immobiliser I think. Was this an omen not to sell? Anyway he came down a couple of days later, transferred the money and drove away, fully in the knowledge it had not been driven for 21/2 years. It had a full tank of 21/2 year old petrol too. I haven't heard anything from him, so hope he got back safely and without incident.
 

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Another sad day for Ged.  As someone who uses the Seven every week (i.e. if I need a car) I find it hard to imagine life without it.  

Stephen

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Just checked the MOT status for my ex car, it failed for the first time, never even had an advisory before. Front ARB balls worn and rear ARB drop links worn. I'm surprised, especially the front ARB, in my experience there's always the tiniest amount of movement, maybe the tester was a little overzealous, or maybe they are worn and the previous MOT tester missed them, he's usually very thorough though.

ETA Just rechecked and it passed today. 10/09/21

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A sad day that will come to all of us. Alan, was there anything in particular that pushed you to make this decision? 
At 68, my new one is on a ship, due to arrive in a couple of weeks. 

Bruce
 

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As above (#3), never say never. I've had about 4 cars as my "last ever" Seven (although sale of the last was forced by effects of covid on business) and I keep coming back! Currently on the lookout..........
 

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I sold my last car, a 1700 XF, about 5 years ago after 15 years and 55,000 miles because I felt it was being wasted, just sitting in the garage - the last year just 300 miles. The moment it disappeared down the drive ( small tear in the eye), I know I had made a mistake.

Fast forward 4 years, and having looked at that space in the garage too many times, and at the age of 71, I bought a 180 Roadsport.

Now enjoying life on the road again, a tad slower maybe, and slightly shorter tours, but never say never with a 7.

Terry7

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I understand Terry. Well done for getting another one. 

 

Stephen

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