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    Itís been a while.....

    But Iím fairly sure Iím buying a new toy this week! Iíve missed having a good fast road / track car since I sold the porker 2 years ago.

    Caterham 620s, just in time for the snow

    My current plans are to do quite a few track days in 2018 with it, I have a big itch that needs lots of scratching.

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    Quite a way to scratch that itch!

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    Yeah I fancied something safe, reliable and easy to drive in bad weather typical of our uk climate. Then I visited Caterham South.

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    Was it Graham Beeson, or someone else?
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    Yes it was 👍

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    Used to be on here, great pal of mine. Mention my name and he might chuck some goodies in.

    Sod it, I'll send him a text.
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    Thanks, much appreciated!

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    Words had. I think he's expecting you on Thursday?
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    You sold the Porsche?
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    2 years ago. Along with the smart money.

    Caterham sounds fast!
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    Iím in the office opposite Caterham this week- lemme know when youíre there, Iíll pop over and drool over your purchase....
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    Their insurance cover for test pilots insists the weather has got to be dry, the plan is for a test drive tomorrow, but we'll make a decision in the morning. if its a go....I'll be there about 10.30am.

    Yes Jim, i needed the cash for a build project. The car sold in days, i just got lucky. Right type of buyer at the right time. I think its in Ireland now.

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    Enjoy, fingers crossed you get it/looking forward to the pictures.
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    Quote Originally Posted by maximtaylor View Post

    Caterham 620s, just in time for the snow
    Better stick some winter tyres on it and buy a warm hat then
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    Ideal winter purchase.

    Rarely spins the tyres in any gear.

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    Simon no longer owes me anything, Dave does though.
    Floyd probably owes me at least twenty with the interest rolling up...

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    I've just had a look on Caterhams' web site at these. Oh my word these must be quick! Good spec too

    Last edited by Floyd; 15-11-2017 at 12:43 PM.
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    Trade the fat boy seats in for the R versions and this is perfect spec.
    Simon no longer owes me anything, Dave does though.
    Floyd probably owes me at least twenty with the interest rolling up...

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    ...if you add the smaller wheels and the 6 speed box too.

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    Just don't hit a tree sideways
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    Heated Carbon seats. Check.
    Smaller lightweight forged rims. Check.
    Manual box, but 5 Speed, half check.

    For those looking on the caterham website, itís the green one.

    Trackday quiet(er) rear box also thrown in, Iíll leave the flame spitting side exit exhaust on for street giggles.

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    Ah the SV one?

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    Love the Viper Green if so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Lord View Post
    Just don't hit a tree sideways
    Good point, well brought out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ste View Post
    Ah the SV one?
    Yes, the SV. The standard narrow body, even low floor version is a little too small for my tall frame.

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