Company Profile: Caterham Cars Ltd
In 1957, the genius moustache wearer that was Colin Chapman built a lively little two-seater sports car. The car was designed to be ‘fit for purpose’ – Chapman wanted owners to be able to experience the joy and pride of building their own car and then take it on track. To that end, he came up with the mantra “Simplify, then add lightness” and the Seven was born.
Over sixty years on, Caterham – which acquired the rights to build and develop the Seven from Chapman in 1973 – is still adhering to Chapman’s original philosophy and is still turning out variants of the Seven that don’t so much shout ‘fun’ at you, as grab you by the lapels and scream it in your face.
Production of Caterham’s unique British cars is exclusively from within the UK- from start to finish, with the end goal, still being, to reduce weight and increase power.
But one thing that remains constant–- whether you’re getting behind the wheel of the relatively sedate Seven 270 or the face-meltingly rapid Seven 620R – is fun.
Strap in, take a deep breath and prepare yourself. You’re about to have the ride of your life.
Address: Caterham House – Dialog, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9NQ
Telephone: 01293 312 300