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

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    Quote Originally Posted by panamericano View Post
    "That, plus no crush zones, lap belts only, no professional chassis setup, antiquated brakes, skinny tires, high center of gravity, no roll hoops AND big power = death on wheels. "
    You forget we all have airbags behind the wheel...

    I love that type of car and driving it hard. Makes you drive appropriately so that you do not run out of talent and kiss a tree, cliff, rock, SUV, etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce K View Post
    I called the owner - nice guy, not too car-savvy, feels he's too old for the car now at 83 years old. According to him, the car is a completely buck-built one-off, and not a copy of anything except that it has a general Super Seven appearance. No photos yet. The owner confided that he did not know exactly why he bought it, and I, for one, cannot hazard a guess. It seems to be exactly the wrong kind of investment in every way: No builder's reputation, no race history, not a tribute to anything (except hubris), exactly ZERO spare parts, unknown engineering and setup. It reminds me of a project car recently featured in the WSJ. The builder had no experience, and no defined objective, and combined the chassis of a powerful Jag XK140 with a buck-built, Alfa-inspired aluminum body. If you look at the images in the article (link below), the Alfaguar's steering wheel is mounted on a non-collapsible column, in NASCAR-proximity to the driver's chest, on a flat plane pointed directly at his heart. That, plus no crush zones, lap belts only, no professional chassis setup, antiquated brakes, skinny tires, high center of gravity, no roll hoops AND big power = death on wheels. I think this replica displays some of the same possibilities. Regarding the WSJ car, I applaud the builder's energy and inventiveness, and the beauty of his finished product. However, the owner should drain the fluids and mount it sideways on a wall. It is auto art, not a performance vehicle. An old Alfa P2 Grand Prix race car from 100 years ago was safer. Here's the article:

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/its-not...le_email_share
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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    You forget we all have airbags behind the wheel...

    I love that type of car and driving it hard. Makes you drive appropriately so that you do not run out of talent and kiss a tree, cliff, rock, SUV, etc.

    I concur. As one with only tarmac stage rally and hill climbs in Mexican mountains. What's a run-off space? Just keep it between the ditches. Except for that one time, rolling over 3 or 4 times down the mountain. Then one is glad to have a stout roll cage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panamericano View Post
    "That, plus no crush zones, lap belts only, no professional chassis setup, antiquated brakes, skinny tires, high center of gravity, no roll hoops AND big power = death on wheels. "


    Well, to each his own. That's a bit like what I hear about the Birkin from non-enthusiasts. That thing is beautiful.
    Really? I have never seen a Birkin without a roll hoop, or disc brakes, or rubber equivalent to a Caterham. The Caterham and the Birkin are very similar - the uninitiated cannot tell them apart - and none of the differences contribute to dangerous driving. And the roll center of a Caterham or Birkin is ridiculously low - you can give yourself a manicure, using the pavement at speed while driving either of them.

    Are you calling ALL Super Sevens unsafe? In relative terms - compared to federalized cars with crush zones, collapsible columns, air bags and more - you are correct. But compared to the Alfaguar, all the well-regarded Seven designs are as safe as a hospital bed.

    Plus this - in a Caterham, Birkin, Brunton and other Sevens, you can drive out of accidents because of the incredible handling. You can accelerate out of accidents because of the awesome power-to-weight ratio. You can brake your way out of accidents because of the world-class stopping power. I have done all three, or close enough so I can claim it. NONE of these claims apply to the Alfaguar.

    The Alfaguar is art, not auto.
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    The searches did not run properly last night...probably because I switched to 2 new computers - one mac and one microsoft - this last week. Call it user error by numpty!
    Mike
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    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)
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    Dear Numpty, I am slipping into a state of withdrawal without my Sunday morning "fix" of se7ens for sale.

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    Dear Bawwwwwb - Numpty recommends alcohol. Even I look attractive after many drinks and a Ford 150 could look like a se7en given time, space, bourbon, daydreaming blondes and some guacamole dip to munch on.



    Sadly, I needed to change my sturdy 15 inch macbook to a new laptop given I was refused for air travel last week given the recall, not that mine was subject to the recall, but that many airlines are just blanket banning 15 inch macbooks from any travel now - both in cabin and checked luggage. Fedexing a laptop to home from Norway before being able to fly was a right pain in the posterior.

    I will update on Saturday in Anglesey as I am there on track next weekend. Then the following weekend is Marrakech. Then the weekend after that is Geneva....
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Croc View Post
    The searches did not run properly last night...probably because I switched to 2 new computers - one mac and one microsoft - this last week. Call it user error by numpty!
    Woke up this morning and had to settle for car gurus...WTH?
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    You post at 5pm Eastern and you only just woke up? Hello? Good morning? What did you do last night?
    Mike
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    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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    No doubt a hard day of driving?

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