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Thread: 2004 Caterham SV with Turbocharged Miata Engine For Sale

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    Quote Originally Posted by scannon View Post
    Hopefully he will show up on this forum, that's where he spotted the ad.
    He is not really a forum type of guy but he stated he wants to bring his 'new' seven to the Sevens HPDE event July 1/2, assuming Gary from Straight Roads can get it here in time.
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    I still remember Skip's initial posts elsewhere regarding his "heretical" idea of installing a Miata drivetrain in a Caterham. Given the required surgery to fit the gearbox within the tight confines of the frame, some people (mostly respectfully as I recall) thought he was...well, nuts. However, the output from that marriage showed Skip's internal wiring harness was not hemorrhaging Lucas smoke, and resulted in a very unique and desirable car. Sad to see it go, but hope Skip does continue to stick around.

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    "Too soon old.....too late smart." So goes the German proverb. I fell in love with sevens years ago as a spotty faced teenager living in Dublin, Ireland, after reading an article in an English magazine called Custom Car. I saw my first one in the flesh a few years later and realized there was no way I was going to fit. I visited the factory and showrooms 20 years ago and lusted after the Jonathan Palmer edition. A number of cars and forty years later I finally managed to get my first Caterham. I bought a project off Mazda with the intention of modifying it to fit but with work, life and family commitments I realized that I needed to pull the trigger on a fat bastard Caterham or another driving season would leave me behind. There comes a time in ones life when one realizes time itself is ones most precious possession and I wanted to experience a seven before I "shuffle off this mortal coil".
    Skips car came up and it speaks for itself. The comments from forum members convinced me it was a good buy. SV's go not come up everyday and while buying or selling one of these cars can be difficult, I think in this instance the planets were aligned. I now have to get her home. As the new custodian I hope to have many years of fun with her.
    Skip is getting her tuned at Flyin Miata next Wednesday and I missed my time window with Gary Straight to get her shipped here. I am calling a number of outfits and found one called Montway Auto Transport that can take her here. I have no knowledge of them. Has anyone used them, or have a recommendation for a shipper? I am away for most of June and would like to get her here before I leave.
    My other concern is registering it in Maryland. Mike Dougherty has been very helpful in this matter as he registered his Caterham 15 years ago. Does anyone have more recent experience?
    I am hoping to make it to New Jersey, with a car this year. Last year was fun to spectate but I felt like a eunoch in a whorehouse. Bear in mind guys this will be my maiden voyage so please take it easy on me!!
    Finally a big thanks to Skip who has been a pleasure to deal with. He is being very helpful in aiding the transfer. Also thanks to Croc and Mike Dougherty for their advice and I look forward to seeing everyone in New Jersey in July.
    Thanks,

    Dermot.

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    Dermot,
    Had I known getting the Caterham was going to be instrumental in getting your manhood back at the track I would have raised the price.

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    Dermot: Epic post! So nice to see Skip's se7en went to such an appreciative owner! Transportation seems to be a function of time. If you REALLY want it there in a week , it willl be. But you will pay. The more time, the more likely you are to catch a ride going your way and needing 1 more car for a full load. Sure hope you make it to NJMP, I'd love to see that car in the "flesh."
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    Congrats Dermot, Hopefully it will make it to you in time for the 7s gathering at NJMP. It should be a blast to drive. Welcome to the Fat Bastard club. Tom
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    Have the car shipped to NJMP. Ask Croc if there's a temporary spare bed in the Garage Mahal for a new Cat.
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    Dermot- glad you got a car! Did you get my PM about registering the car??

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    Jim,
    Sorry I did not reply, but yes, I got your PM. Thank you. I am going to visit Glen Burnie next week with my package of paperwork and hopefully get her sorted......stay tuned.

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    Dermot
    Have you spoken with Tbox? I don't know if he has a two horse trailer to bring a second one from CO?

    Contratulations!!!

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