Caterham Evokes Its 1960s Roots With New Retro Seven

THE CATERHAM SEVEN Sprint, a retro-themed version of the Seven sports car, has been unveiled at the Goodwood Revival. Powered by the 80bhp three-cylinder Suzuki engine also used in the entry-level Seven 160, the Sprint sports a nostalgic theme throughout. The powder-coated grey chassis is period-accurate for a Series 2 Lotus Seven, while the suspension and rollover bar are also reminiscent of Colin Chapman’s original. The car features flared front wings, a polished exhaust silencer and retro-styled individual rear lights. Wheels are painted cream and finished with polished hubcaps, while the bodywork wears retro Caterham branding and a Sprint logo.

Seven Sprint uses an 80 bhp Suzuki engine

Seven Sprint uses an 80 bhp Suzuki engine

A choice of six body colours reflects those that were available in 1966-1967: Cream, Mellow Yellow, Regency Red, Camberwick Green, British Racing Green and Misty Blue. In the cockpit is a wood-rimmed steering wheel and wood-effect dashboard. The tachometer features red and yellow sectors, another 1960s throwback. The interior panels and Muirhead Scottish seat upholstery are hand-stitched in the period style and finished in scarlet red. The Seven Sprint will be available as a factory-built car only, priced from £27,995. Only 60 examples are destined for the UK and European markets.

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