Caterham Cars variant of its iconic Seven that was seemingly planned in the mid-1960s but never launched – the Caterham Seven Sprint.
The launch of the Sprint marked Caterham’s ‘60 years of the Seven’ celebrations’. To reflect the anniversary further, only 60 Sprints were built for the UK and European markets.
The Sprint chassis is powder-coated grey, making it period-accurate for a Series 2 Lotus 7, while the suspension and rollover bar are also reminiscent of Colin Chapman’s original.
With flared front wings, polished exhaust silencer and uniquely retro-styled, individual rear lights, the Sprint harks back to the early days of the Seven and the choice of paint colours completes the exterior effect.
Wheels are painted cream and finished with polished hubcaps, while the main bodywork, emblazoned with retro Caterham branding and Sprint logo.
Inside the cockpit, the sepia-toned impression continues, with a wooden-rimmed sports steering wheel and dashboard in scarlet red, complete with a classic oOOo instrument layout. The tacho even features red and yellow sectors, in true ‘60s style.
Meanwhile, the interior panels and Muirhead Scottish seat upholstery is hand-stitched in the period style and finished in striking scarlet red.
The interior and luggage space are carpeted, as befits a ‘60s connoisseur and there are very few concessions to modern life, the main one being the three-pot Suzuki engine, which generates performance good enough to be considered beyond mundane but perfectly capable of a more leisurely application.
The Caterham Seven Sprint was only available as a factory-built car only.
This car includes side screen armrests, Lowered Floors, full weather gear and is finished in Camberwick Green.