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  1. #21
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    Hi, Astro Bob. Sorry I did not get back to you earlier, but I did not receive timely notice of your post, and just observed it now. Happy belated holidays to you and the wife, as well.

    I noted with interest your reference to Mark IV and Bruce B in Washington State. Are they Caterham dealers? If so, I would like to communicate with them - do you have contact info for them? You could provide it here or in a PM.

    My wife is like yours regarding driving trips. I can occasionally coax her into the passenger seat, but mostly for Alfa or Porsche club events - the social angle is an effective lure with her. Solitary sojourns in the country, or along the shoreline of our rivers and great lakes, not so much. I love to steal the last couple hours of daylight and race off into the fading sun, often with no particular destination. My favorite sunblaster was any of my Super Sevens. I remember the sunlight glinting off the long bonnet, and the guttural roar of the motor, and the front wheels bobbing. For me, it was like piloting a speedboat on land. The wife would rather watch a Hallmark love story on cable.

    Quote Originally Posted by Astro Bob View Post
    Bruce, Happy Holidays! I have been enjoying the 2019 Stingray as a fun bopping around car in the countryside. My wife is not all that excited about riding along and feel exposed in low slung cars so I do most of rides by myself which is still great fun. That 620R at Hillbank would be quite a fun car if you could buy it right. However, I really like the business models of Mark IV in New York and Bruce B. in Washington State. I think they offer good value for the dollar and seem willing to work with customers in a very fair way. Much good luck in your search. Searching is half the fun! Astro Bob
    Last edited by Bruce K; 01-27-2021 at 12:04 AM.
    ​CURRENT:
    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe, turbocharged. 6 speed DCT, heims/links, monoballs, swaybars, 2,440 lbs, 312 hp

    1982 Porsche 935 "Flachbau"
    tribute, supercharged & intercooled 964 motor, built G50 trans, Albins LSD, heims/links, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX Street & Track:
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, Mugen baffled sump,
    transverse/diff braces, heims/links, anti-surge fuel tank, oil accumulator
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, heims/links, Wilwood big brakes
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, supercharged, chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7 FD, 2.6 liter Wankel, 276 hp
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged

    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, 4.2 liter, BRG

    EX Track Only:
    Panoz GTS, car # 23 from Panoz Racing Series, 4.6 liter V8
    2005 Toyota TRD Celica Junior NASCAR, V6 motor, Jericho 4-speed, "Clabber Girl" livery
    2003 OMS D Sport Racer, Yamaha R1 motor, sequential flat-shift trans, mid-rear engine, ALMS coachwork

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


  2. #22
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    Agreed. I haven't tried that trick, because I'm aware of the consequences. I am looking at a JPE Cat in England - that qualifies for import now. However, I believe the final price will be too high. Further, that Vauxhall 2 liter, though a great performer, poses problems, much like a BD series Cosworth motor - few qualified rebuilders, high parts prices, incessant delays for everything, rapid cost escalation. Still, thanks for your concern.
    ​CURRENT:
    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe, turbocharged. 6 speed DCT, heims/links, monoballs, swaybars, 2,440 lbs, 312 hp

    1982 Porsche 935 "Flachbau"
    tribute, supercharged & intercooled 964 motor, built G50 trans, Albins LSD, heims/links, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX Street & Track:
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, Mugen baffled sump,
    transverse/diff braces, heims/links, anti-surge fuel tank, oil accumulator
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, heims/links, Wilwood big brakes
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, supercharged, chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7 FD, 2.6 liter Wankel, 276 hp
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged

    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, 4.2 liter, BRG

    EX Track Only:
    Panoz GTS, car # 23 from Panoz Racing Series, 4.6 liter V8
    2005 Toyota TRD Celica Junior NASCAR, V6 motor, Jericho 4-speed, "Clabber Girl" livery
    2003 OMS D Sport Racer, Yamaha R1 motor, sequential flat-shift trans, mid-rear engine, ALMS coachwork

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


  3. #23
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce K View Post
    Are they Caterham dealers? If so, I would like to communicate with them - do you have contact info for them?
    This page on the Caterham US website shows all the dealers and their contact information.

    Retailers | Caterham Cars
    Mike
    2021 Caterham CSR "CatKong"
    2010 Caterham CSR with Cosworth 2.3 Duratec
    2018 Caterham 420R with 2L Duratec 210hp at Donington UK
    1972 Lamborghini Espada GT
    1975 BMW CSL Group 4 (restoration finished - track set up time)
    1977 Holden Torana "A9X" (awaiting restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore SS Group A (suspension restoration)
    1985 Holden Commodore Group A (suspension set up)
    1982 Ferrari 400i (radiator replacement)
    1965 Ford Mustang Fastback "Holman Moody"
    1992 Ford Escort RS Cosworth WRC (dyno time)
    1990 Range Rover 2 door Classic


  4. #24
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    I apologize to everyone who was trying to help me. Unlike Croc's "Cars for Sale", I was not regularly following this thread. None of the answers were addressed to me, so I was not notified and failed to respond. All caught up now. Thanks, Kitcat Mark IV Croc and others. I have opened Croc's attached USA dealer list hotlink and will make inquiries. Mark IV: Are you Kampena, Rocky Mountain or Time Machines? I'll call you first.
    Last edited by Bruce K; 01-27-2021 at 12:43 AM.
    ​CURRENT:
    2015 Alfa Romeo 4C coupe, turbocharged. 6 speed DCT, heims/links, monoballs, swaybars, 2,440 lbs, 312 hp

    1982 Porsche 935 "Flachbau"
    tribute, supercharged & intercooled 964 motor, built G50 trans, Albins LSD, heims/links, 2,500 lbs, 425 hp

    EX Street & Track:
    2004 Ultralite S2K, Honda S2000 drivetrain, Mugen baffled sump,
    transverse/diff braces, heims/links, anti-surge fuel tank, oil accumulator
    2007 Backdraft Racing Roadster, Roush 402, heims/links, Wilwood big brakes
    2008 Lotus Exige S2, supercharged, chargecooler, 346 hp
    1993 Caterham, 1.8 liter Cosworth
    1991 Caterham, 1.7 liter crossflow
    1995 Mazda RX-7 FD, 2.6 liter Wankel, 276 hp
    1987 Dodge Shelby Charger, turbocharged

    1976 Triumph TR-6, Paris blue
    1963 Mini-Cooper S 1071 cc
    1964 Jaguar XKE drophead coupe, 4.2 liter, BRG

    EX Track Only:
    Panoz GTS, car # 23 from Panoz Racing Series, 4.6 liter V8
    2005 Toyota TRD Celica Junior NASCAR, V6 motor, Jericho 4-speed, "Clabber Girl" livery
    2003 OMS D Sport Racer, Yamaha R1 motor, sequential flat-shift trans, mid-rear engine, ALMS coachwork

    ". . . breakin' up is hard to do" Neil Sedaka


  5. #25
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    Cincinnati
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    Mark IV= Time Machines.
    Kitcat:AKA, Sir Spinsalot
    '97 Caterham Super Sprint, 1700 Crossflow-sold
    '09 Birkin S3, Duratec-sold
    '03 Caterham Zetec track car
    '19 Honda Type R, sold
    '19 Miata Clubsport

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