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  • 98 Superlight for sale

    I’m considering buying a new Caterham, so I’d like to see if anyone has an interest in buying mine.

    I bought it in 2007. It was originally built by RMSCI in �98, and I believe might be the first Superlight with a Zetec in the country. I am the third owner. The second used it for his daily driver, so it had 25K + miles on it (odometer is stuck there). Registered in California under SB100. I’ve spent a lot of time refurbishing and upgrading the car since then. Here are some specs:

    ’98 Caterham Superlight (CF fenders, nose, dash, widetrack suspension, quick release steering wheel), Zetec, 5 speed, LSD, Full weather gear (in good shape but not currently on car), leather seats

    Additions in the past two years:

    Engine rebuilt with:
    Lightweight flywheel
    Forged rods and pistons, balanced
    ARP main and head bolts
    Oversized valves
    Port and polished heads
    Kent FZ2002 cams
    Baffled oil pan
    Jenvey individual throttle bodies and manifold
    Emerald programmable ECU with new wiring harness
    Braille ultralite battery
    New Alternator and Starter
    Oil catch can
    Caterham Aluminum 3 pass radiator

    All suspension bushings replaced
    Freestyle Motorworks adjustable coilovers and sway bars
    Brand new ARP racing upgraded brakes and rotors (waiting for old rotors to wear out before replacing)
    Brake biasing valve
    Upgraded front hubs
    New rear hubs
    Differential rebuilt

    Carbon fiber aeroscreen with mirrors
    Track day rollbar, strut, and side intrusion bar
    New carbon fiber nosecone (not yet installed)
    Spare hood, painted the same color as the car (I was thinking of going the duratec route and wanted a hood that could be cut with the intake on the other side)
    New paint

    I have the original shocks, windshield, wipers, rollbar, sway bars, tonneau, four point belts, radiator, intake, ECU, etc.

    Issues not resolved yet are: odometer stuck, coolant hoses aging.

    This car is not a show car, but is pretty well sorted mechanically and looks good. I’d like to get $34,000 for it. I’d be embarrassed to admit how much money I’ve put into this car the last few years, so let’s just say I'm asking much, much less than I have into it. I'm not too eager to sell it, so if I can't get this price I'd be happy to keep driving it!


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    Last edited by sdcat; September 16, 2009, 08:12 AM.

  • #2
    Spare hood, painted the same color as the car
    That's bonnet, old boy, bonnet.:D
    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted


    • #3
      Still can't get my family to pronounce "Caterham!"


      • #4
        So are you looking at stepping up to a R500 or something? I know you have the craving for more HP


        • #5
          Something like that ;)


          • #6
            Sold! Now to sort out the SB100 registration path for a new car!


            • #7

              Is it official who the buyer is?

              /Magnus F.


              • #8
                I'll let him tell you!


                • #9
                  Wow, that was fast!

                  Happy hunting, we're all waiting to see what you've decided on
                  Last edited by Mondo; September 20, 2009, 11:16 AM.


                  • #10
                    Sold! Now to sort out the SB100 registration path for a new car!
                    IT's pretty simple really. Head down to yer local DMV office on or about Dec. 30th w/ paperwork in hand, get in line, then pray.:D
                    A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted


                    • #11
                      Holy cow, that was fast.

                      I've been trying to sell my Elan for over a year

                      The funny thing is my wife goes " What is that car a Morgan ? " and I said "No that's a Caterham but there is a Morgan driving it " -delise