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  • Considering a 7

    Hello group,

    Many thanks for this site. I'll be gathering all the info I can, hoping to make a purchase in the next year or two before my wife regains her sanity and forbids me from buying a 7. Just for fun, I've attached a pic of my Dad's old 7 from the 60's. He says he has always regretted selling it, but that's the kind of thing kids will do to your life. I probably owe him a ride.

    Cheers!
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  • #2
    Cool car. Love the wobbly wheels.

    There are quite a few 7s in the bay area and I'm sure that many of the owners would be happy to demo their cars for you. We are always looking for new members of the lunatic fringe.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by CASwede View Post
      Hello group,

      Just for fun, I've attached a pic of my Dad's old 7 from the 60's.

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      Love the pictures of your dad's old S2. So that's how my car would look without all of the "patina"!

      Good luck on your search. If you're ever down San Diego way I'd be happy to take you and/or your dad for a drive in my old '62.
      Last edited by escondidoron; May 23, 2013, 07:31 AM. Reason: spelling isn't my forte
      EscondidoRon

      '62 Lotus Seven
      '84 Turbo Esprit (x2)
      '14 Evora
      '77 Esprit S1 (RIP) :(

      "A man must keep a little back shop where he can be himself without reserve. In solitude alone can he know true freedom." -Michel De Montaigne 1588

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      • #4
        Welcome. My 7 is laid up at the moment, but Pleasanton is a short drive for me, normally.
        Dad had a sweet looking car!
        | | Sean

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        • #5
          Welcome.

          Or, in case you do speak Swedish, Vأ¤lkommen.

          Ping us when you are getting ready to strike, and we will help you find a suitable car.

          /Magnus F.

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          • #6
            One small piece of advice for the wife's sanity. Get a car with the speedometer in front of the driver rather than the passenger. Caterham has strategically provided the gas gauge so the passenger will have somewhere harmless to focus their attention.

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            • #7
              Even better would be to locate the oil pressure gauge in front of the passenger.

              "You must watch this gauge very closely at all times and jab me if the pressure is too low. Don't look at anything else, like the road or the speedo."

              /Magnus F.

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              • #8
                Just push the accelerator abruptly, and she's sure to shut her eyes anyway. Do this correctly, and she'll either stop riding with you, or if you're really lucky, she'll start saving up for a 7 of her own.
                | | Sean

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                • #9
                  TIKIJOSE: I met you last August in LJ; tried to tackle your car. This past saturday we managed to assemble ten 7s and a Ford GT for an all out assault on Mt. Palomar and several contiguous twisties. Next time out, possibly in the fall, please join us. All of us are mad over 7s and you might enjoy hanging out with other 7ers occasionally. If not, never do it again.

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                  • #10
                    All very good advice! I'll need to get my wife's people mover paid off first, which will be in a year. However if the right car comes along I'd probably cash in my limited points at home and get the car anyway. My hope is to find something reasonable in the low to mid $20k's. I don't need anything over the top or track worthy. Although that is tough to say with Sears Point and Laguna Seca not far away. Age of the car isn't really an issue in my eyes as long as it's been maintained. I need something to fill my time on the weekends either behind the wheel or under the hood.

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                    • #11
                      Done. Purchased today from the gentleman in Walnut Creek.

                      Regarding the club. Dues to pay. Forms to fill out? Funny hat to wear?

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                      • #12
                        This club was started by a Swede. You should be good without any hats or forms required.
                        | | Sean

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                        • #13
                          I'll put away my helmet with the horns then.

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                          • #14
                            Dues typically are all the beer Magnus can drink, if and when you meet up with him.

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                            • #15
                              I'm sure Brad will be along any time now, to sing the ol' Nordic Favorite...

                              10 sousand Svedes ran tru da veeds,
                              chased by vun NorVeegian!
                              Chris
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                              A day you don't go a hundred is a day wasted

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