posted 4 years ago

Caterham Launches Approved Used Scheme

New Caterham Pre-Owned Scheme

Caterham has launched its first pre-owned scheme so that buyers can choose from the best stock and benefit “from the same peace of mind” as those that purchase a new vehicle.

Caterham says it selects cars based on superior condition, specification and provenance. Each receives an 81 point inspection and is supplied with a 12 month parts and labour warranty, one year breakdown cover and HPI certificate. All subsequent MOT tests are free.

As well as the practical benefits, owners become a member of the Caterham Owners Club for free for a period of 12 months and receive a track day voucher. 

Graham Macdonald, Caterham Group CEO, said: “Purchasing a sports car is no small decision but, as well as offering cast-iron residual values, we now offer a wide range of pre-owned Caterham cars with market leading benefits designed to provide as much reassurance as possible.” 

History Of Caterham Cars

Caterham Cars is forever linked to Lotus Cars. In 1957, Colin Chapman – founder of Lotus – launched the now legendary 7 at the London Motor Show. It proved popular thanks to the sensible price, respectable turn of speed, engaging handling and fashionable styling.

In 1959, Caterham started selling the Lotus 7 from its dealership in Surrey. The Series 2 launched in 1960, followed by the Series 3 in 1968 and the Series 4 in 1970. By 1973, Chapman was ready to stop production so Caterham purchased the right to continue. 

The 7 subsequently evolved into countless forms and is still produced today. The most potent modern version is the CSR that has a 2.3-litre, 260bhp, petrol engine and hits 60mph in 3.1 seconds. It is capable of 155mph and has ventilated front disc brakes.

Caterham is also looking to the future with its AeroSeven Concept. Features include its launch control, F1 style steering wheel, carbon fibre body and 2.0-litre, 236bhp, engine.