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  • Magnus' 2002 Caterham SV for sale. $38,000

    It is with a heavy heart I put my Caterham up for sale. We need to buy a house, which (barely) takes priority over owning a Seven.

    2002 Caterham SV
    Price: $38,000, including trailer.
    Location: Portland, Oregon


    Registration: California with SB100 smog excemption. Clean title.
    Engine: 2008 Cosworth CSR 260 with Jenvey throttle bodies. ~250HP at the crank on 91 octane.
    Gearbox: Caterham 6 speed.
    Diff: 3.38 Limited slip (clutch pack version)
    Mileage total: 22,000 (see below)
    Mileage engine: ~11,000
    Mileage gearbox/diff: ~13,000
    ECU: Pectel T6 ECU. Laptop w/ software and cable included.

    Additional information
    Latests (hub) dyno chart: http:/n/
    Compare with Sean's stock CSR 260 engine:
    Corner weights:
    Engine build diary:
    For engine / gearbox /performance spec, see the 260 model numbers at:

    FIA rated six-point Schroth race harness on driver side.
    Caterham/Luke six-point harness on passenger side
    Custom, NASA-specced removable roll cage.
    Raceco titanium exhaust
    Magden M1 digital display with logging. (Spare included)
    Freestyle suspension kit with adjustable ride-height.
    Freestyle adjustable front ARB
    Spax adjustable dampeners
    Extra set of Caterham 10 spoke 13" wheels with one-weekend on the
    Outlaw M16 front brake upgrade.
    Recaro Profi FIA-specced seat
    Tillet passenger seat.
    Extra tillet seat provided.
    Full weather kit with doors (does not fit over roll cage)
    Extra roll bar (for weather kit)
    Half doors (fitted)
    External, high-performance fuel pump.
    Lowered driver-side floor.
    Standard windshield (fitted)
    Carbon bits aeroscreen (swap takes 15 minutes).
    Weight with roll cage: 1295 lbs (empty tank)

    The torque is absolutely brutal and the close-ration gearbox is almost overkill for the engnie's wide torque band. I got a lap time of 2.03 on Buttonwillow configuration #13 clockwise. A more competent driver than me should have no problems breaking under the two-minute mark.

    For reference, see Buttonwillow CR#13 CW top 40 times:

    The single axle, electrically braked trailer was custom built for the car and was powder coated around 2013

    I bought and built the car in Southern California with a Zetec engine. After adding a supercharger, I sold the engine and bought a Ford Ranger "red" crate unit and a full Cosworth CSR 260 kit, minus the roller barrels, and built the engine as shown in the build diarly linked above.

    Various bits and pieces have been added over the years. The only thing missing for a full race spec is a fuel cell.

    The car was a well-known participant in drives and events around SoCal before I moved to Portland in 2015. The car was used about 50% on road (mostly mountain blats) and track (club events and time trials). No crashes, no contact on road or track.

    If you search for my (magnusfeuer) posts at you will see all the major events that we've been through.

    The paint job is, having done it myself, bad. There is a also dent at the left rear (pictured in album).

    The car slipped off the quick lift jack at Buttonwillow in 2013 (if I recall) and bent one of the front lower cross members about one inch. This was fixed (pictured) by John West of Dan Fink Metalworks and the car is absolutely straight.

    The car does not have a odometer since the switch to Magden M1 computer. Miles have been manually logged since 2012. The wiring is still in place for the original speedo/odo, should you want to buy a new one from Caterham.
    Please note that California title transfer can be done without mileage repoprting when the vehicle is older than 10 years.

    The FIA approval for the Schroth harness expires at the end of 2016. The harness is virtually unused and should be good for several years' worth of track days.

    For details, please email me at magnusfeuer at hotmail dot com or call me at 949 294 7871.

    I will also reply to any questions posted in this thread.

    /Magnus F.

  • #2
    Now on ebay.

    /Magnus F.


    • #3
      Hi Magnus,
      Please say it isn't so. I saw your post and the Beatle's song "Yesterday" popped into my head. I'll probably be singing it for the next few days. We had so many good times at the Streets and other tracks, and when the opportunities arose, driving your Seven was a very real treat. Although life may intervene occasionally, you are still a Caterham (remember the lunatic fringe?) guy and I predict that another Seven is definitely in your future!

      Best wishes to you and your wonderful wife,


      • #4
        Hello Clark.

        While I have to sell my Seven right now, I may very well build another one sometime in the future. They are way too much fun not to have at arms length at any time in your life.

        I will, however, miss the CCC events that we all had together.

        /Magnus F.


        • #5

          You can still come to the events.


          • #6
            He should be shunned for being a quitter!!


            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


            • #7
              Careful, he controls this website.


              • #8
                That is a very good price for your car. It would cost at least twice as much for a buyer of a new 7 to build the car to your specs.

                Good luck. HATE to see this happen!


                • #9
                  Nil bids so far on Ebay, with the auction ending on Monday.

                  We'll see how it goes.

                  /Magnus F.


                  • #10
                    Originally posted by magnusfeuer View Post
                    Nil bids so far on Ebay, with the auction ending on Monday.

                    We'll see how it goes.

                    /Magnus F.
                    It's the Caterham gods' way of telling you to keep your car.
                    Still in the massive grin stage. Damn bugs


                    • #11
                      No takers on Ebay.

                      I am trying to reach a deal with a guy in Maryland.

                      I will keep you posted.

                      /Magnus F.


                      • #12
                        Maryland buyer pulled out. >sigh<

                        Feel free to contact me, should you be interested.

                        /Magnus F.


                        • #13

                          Did you sell? I passed a trailered 7 in Yreka that looked like yours. It was headed south, and I was going north, so no chance to catch the driver and ask.



                          • #14
                            He did sell it just a few days ago.


                            • #15
                              Oh well. Another one bites the dust.