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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:22 pm 
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http://minneapolis.craigslist.org/hnp/cto/5656912637.html

A good start! and the price is right

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 10:31 am 
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That's a great deal, wish it was closer.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 12:10 pm 
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I don't think it's on purpose, and I think I know what he means, but saying "Caterham / Lotus Super 7" isn't true at all. I mean, a Caterham is a $40-70K kit, and a Lotus Super 7 is, what, about the same. This is neither.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 1:36 pm 
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That is one heck of a start. The books alone are a couple of hundred. Maybe not the best control arm design but.......A little more work, then a lot more work, and you'll have a Loterham. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2016 2:22 pm 
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hmmmm I ate a lottaham for breakfast Sunday morning.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 12:17 am 
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KB58 wrote:
I don't think it's on purpose, and I think I know what he means, but saying "Caterham / Lotus Super 7" isn't true at all. I mean, a Caterham is a $40-70K kit, and a Lotus Super 7 is, what, about the same. This is neither.


I see that all the time on craigslist and ebay postings, "Lotus 7", "Caterham", "60's Lotus", BS! Call it what it is, custom or replica or home-built, or crap in some cases...or anything else please

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krystalanddwight wrote:
KB58 wrote:
I don't think it's on purpose, and I think I know what he means, but saying "Caterham / Lotus Super 7" isn't true at all. I mean, a Caterham is a $40-70K kit, and a Lotus Super 7 is, what, about the same. This is neither.


I see that all the time on craigslist and ebay postings, "Lotus 7", "Caterham", "60's Lotus", BS! Call it what it is, custom or replica or home-built, or crap in some cases...or anything else please


It's the same for Harley's, an aftermarket bike in a box creation is called a Harley by many.

Even if it has a Harley motor it's not a Harley....

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:02 am 
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FWIW, It makes my searches easier .
I know what I'm looking at and hope most others do as well.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 30, 2016 9:32 am 
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I don't see any harm in tossing in easily searchable terms like Lotus or Caterham, but at least have the honor and integrity to say it's a replica. For most of us it's perfectly clear what it really is, but newbies who've been looking at Lotus and Caterham prices might think it's some sort of once-in-a-lifetime deal. Can't help but wonder when the topic of authenticity/lineage comes up, whether the seller will come clean...

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