Seen in San Antonio: ’88 Lotus Caterham Super Seven
Spending some time with friends in San Antonio this weekend (quick aside – isn’t it awesome to have good friends of many years, the kind where, when you’re with them, you feel like you’re home?). In true Motorista style, while being kidnapped by my mom/teacher girlfriends for a scintillating trip to the teacher-supply store and Target (on a Saturday – dear lord), I caught a glimpse of a Caterham sunning itself on a used car lot. I asked my kidnappers if we could go back to look at a car, but they denied my simple request and then made me endure hours of torment amidst the aisles of multiplication table games, huge tubs of glue (potentially useful) and kid-friendly maps of Africa that are, ahem, WRONG. If there is a life lesson I can impart to you today, parents, it is: take responsibility for your child’s African geography education. Otherwise, they will grow up thinking there is only one Sudan.
I did manage to dull the pain by reading aloud (to myself) a Dr. Seuss book in French.
I was left to fend for myself on the Caterham, so I did a little Googlage…and found it!
Isn’t it grand?! A 1988 Lotus Caterham Super Seven.
Pretty much as close to open wheel as you can get in a street-legal car.
Only as much space as is required. Minimalism, people. It’s all the rage. Caterham was doing it back in ’88. Props.
Bells and whistles and such. Not the most powerful engine on earth (1700cc), but the whole car weighs about 8 ounces, so who cares?
This tiny delight can be yours (not mine; sigh) for only $29,995 at Hovey Motorcars in San Antonio, Texas. Check out their website here for the info and additional pictures (the photos I have posted here are theirs). Nobody wanted to go halfsies on the old Detroit garage. How about a Caterham? I will pick it up myself!