Retro-themed pack of interior and exterior cosmetic upgrades to be offered free to a small number of Caterham buyers

Caterham Cars is celebrating 40 years of manufacturing and developing the famous Seven with a retro-themed upgrade pack, which is being offered free to a limited number of buyers.

The sports car company has been building the Seven since 1973, when original owner, Graham Nearn, acquired the rights to the model from Lotus boss Colin Chapman.

To commemorate the anniversary, Caterham is making the pack available to the purchasers of the first 40 Seven orders taken from 9 May, when the offer started.

The ‘40 Years of Caterham’ pack includes a grey painted chassis, which replicates the colour of the original Lotus Seven, and ruby red paint with bespoke bonnet stripes. The interior gets a numbered dash plaque, leather seats with grey piping, a grey leather dashboard and a bespoke tunnel top with grey handbrake and gearstick gaiters.

Other items include 15in alloy wheels with Caterham embossing, fitted with Avon ZV3 tyres, plus wheel centres and an ignition key with '40YOC' branding.

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The pack is available to buyers from the UK or abroad at no cost and can be added to any of the cars in the range – from the entry-level Roadsport 125 at £19,995 to the top-of-the-range Superlight R500, priced at £42,495 – albeit with some minor specification differences depending on the model ordered.

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Caterham Seven

The Caterham Seven is a stripped-down sportscar offering one of the most pure driving experiences available. It is a true classic and available in nine iterations

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