Wheeler Dealers: S12 E12 – Caterham 7


Budget: £15,000
Purchase Price: £16,500
Final Cost: £20,425
Selling Price: £22,500
Profit/Loss: +£2,075

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Work Completed: Standard flywheel replaced with lightweight unit, standard air filter replaced with a bigger airbox, standard exhaust heat shield replaced with handmade Inconel unit, ECU remapped, standard floorpan replaced with longer and deeper unit, racing seats replaced with more comfortable units, toggle switch starter system installed, full respray from black to light green, rear light lenses replaced and LED bulbs installed, mudguards replaced with carbon fibre units, exhaust polished, grille resprayed, and new Caterham badge installed.

Notes: Car was a former factory drift racer demonstrator which was not road legal. At the end of the episode, the car had been registered on the road as a brand new 2014 model year car. Restoration costs include £200 credit from selling the racing seats. Restored car taken to Portmeirion, North Wales, to pay homage to the TV series The Prisoner, which featured the Caterham 7’s predecessor, the Lotus Seven.

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