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Thread: Ebay and Craigslist ads - Lots of Sevens for sale

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    I don't think I've seen this one on Ebay before: https://www.ebay.com/itm/1919-Lotus-...2:pf:0&vxp=mtr

    There's also a possible Caterham business opportunity noted by the seller.
    Bruce

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    I was hoping Skip would supply some details on the above Denver Caterhams.

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    Sounds like Ben at Rocky Mountain Motorsport. He sold Cats to a lot of folks, incl Croc and Alacossie and was the main U.S Caterham distributor for years. If the car is set up for a Signa engine, the wiring loom may only support that engine directly, tho it can be rewired.
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car

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    Don't think so Mike, pretty sure it's Jon Nelson. Want to bet?
    Mangia bene, Ridi spesso, Ama molto, Guidare veloce

    2000 Caterham Superlight #123
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    Tom: they worked together for many years at R Mtn Motorsport, no? Anyhow, you may be right.
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car

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    I'm certain Jon was the US Distributor in 2000. Initials of Seller are JMN. Coincidence? Jon new his stuff and was very helpful to me.
    Mangia bene, Ridi spesso, Ama molto, Guidare veloce

    2000 Caterham Superlight #123
    1.8L VHPD Rover K Series
    2009 Caterham SV
    2.3L Cosworth Duratec

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    Its Jon's Ebay ID. Jon Nelson was the importer/distributor. The old kit import rules were that the kit importer could not be the same as business that sourced the engine/transmission or assist with build. Thats how Ben Wofford and his father (name escapes me for now) were in the picture as Rocky Mountain Sport Cars (I think I got that right). Prior to 2000 I am pretty rusty but I thought Jon was part of RMSC as a dealer but made the change to independent when the import/distributor role surfaced in order to comply with the import rules. Jon and Ben coordinated well but there was legal separation in order to be compliant with law. All of my paperwork from my parts/CSR/etc purchases reflects that legal separation. The rules changed sometime after 2013 but thats another story.

    When the mess around Caterham dealerships occurred, Jon retained the legacy inventory from his days as Caterham importer/distributor. I bought some parts I think after the transition.

    For anyone thinking of dealing with Jon, I would vouch for him as a total gentleman in my lengthy dealings with him. Very knowledgable on Caterhams. I thought the Caterham UK people treated him poorly at the time and made a complete hash of their US distribution/dealer network. He was an asset to Caterham UK and they squandered it.

    Ben's now at Tesla these days.
    Mike
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    And on a separate note - that Panoz AIV now on Ebay has been bouncing around Ebay and on consignment with a classic car dealer for about a year plus. I included the ads on here for a few weeks before I decided it really was more like a fire engine than a seven.
    Mike
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration - engine and dry sump install time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (restoration - engine rebuild)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (will repaint to original color in 2020)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (fettling after long period of storage)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic

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    Default Jon Nelson--formerly with "Caterham USA"

    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    For anyone thinking of dealing with Jon, I would vouch for him as a total gentleman in my lengthy dealings with him. Very knowledgable on Caterhams. I thought the Caterham UK people treated him poorly at the time and made a complete hash of their US distribution/dealer network. He was an asset to Caterham UK and they squandered it.
    I'm not sure that it is necessary, but I would like to "add one" to Croc's opinion of Jon Nelson stated above. After my encounter with the bear, I had some extensive dealings with Jon also, further complicated by the interaction with my insurance company, and he really went out of his way to help me.

    Taber
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    Maybe Jon should list his parts inventory for sale here? Most of us Caterham owners like to keep a spare or 2 of everything, so when something breaks, we aren't frustrated by the typical Caterham response:"Part not currently available."
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car

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