** SOLD ** - 2005 R400 Spec S3 for sale

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** SOLD ** - 2005 R400 Spec S3 for sale

My Brother in Law is selling his R400 "spec" Caterham as he is upgrading to an R500.

2005 1.8 K series with roller barrel throttle bodies in ballistic orange with black nose cone, excellent 6 speed box.

Timing done by Dave Andrews with Vernier Pulleys and remap by Steve at Track n Road in Rainham. Remapped for usability on roads as factory map for the track. By-product of an extra 10bhp, so a 420 in disguise. 5826 miles on the clock.

£25k wanted. Located in Huntingdon.

If anyone interested I will put you in touch with Paul, who can supply pics and has said you would be welcome to view and drive it.

MTK

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Is it dry sump?

 

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I think all R400Ks were dry sump?

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Ah but this car is R400 'spec' so not a standard R400 so may not be.

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Maybe Im out of touch on prices, but it sounds strong money for a 17 year old modified Supersport.  Its nudging genuine R400 price I think.     

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#5:  To me, that spec looks more like R300K than R400K.  It would appear to be a Supersport-R, similar to my old 1999 car.

Power-wise, I guess the best evidence would be Steve's RR log. Is this available? An SS-R will be around 160bhp, whereas a true VHPD variant 190+.

JV 

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I'm sure it's a lovely car, but on the face of it, seems over-priced for a non-genuine R400.

Bolter, bolter, full power...

Superlight R # 81

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Sorry for the delay in responding ... I didn't get any notification of comments.

If you'd like full spec and pics, can you contact Paul Mallinson on 07778 548779.

GP Sevens have also put it up in their site, but I think they just re-posted the old advert (Paul bought it from them) and it has had work done since they sold it.

https://www.gpsevens.co.uk/portfolio-item/caterham-r400-spec-roadsport-1-8-k-series-210bhp-6-speed-roller-barrel-2005-5750-miles-25995/

Cheers

 

Howard

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This car sounds familiar as I believe that is was one I looked at in the summer of 2021.

If it is that car in orange with black nose cone (R400 spec car) then yes it is dry sumped and has had a ton of work done to it by Paul Matty sports cars prior to GP sevens marketing it, there was a huge bill to verify this.

I spoke to someone at PM and they described it as a very nice car that "gets down the road quickly"

It would be interesting to know if it is this car?

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#8: Thanks for the extra info.  Well, that is definitely not a 160bhp SS-R! 

Looks like quite a car.  My only comment now is that, as it's not a genuine, numbered R400K, perhaps the price needs to reflect that?  OTOH, it has a high spec, so maybe there's a balance to be struck price-wise?

JV

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At the risk of repeating myself ....

If you want to know about the car ... call Paul on 07778548779.

You can see more (slightly out of date) details here ... https://www.gpsevens.co.uk/portfolio-item/caterham-r400-spec-roadsport-1-8-k-series-210bhp-6-speed-roller-barrel-2005-5750-miles-25995/ 

Howard