|Make / Model||Caterham 7 Roadsport 140 SV|
|Power||150bhp / 128lbft|
|Performance||0-60mph 4.9 seconds / 126mph|
|Number of Seats||2|
|Security Deposit||£1500 pre-authorised or £1000 +£50 cdw fee|
|Mileage Included||120/day - Wedding 120/3 days|
|Extra Mileage||£1.50 / mile|
Removeable steering wheel
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The Caterham 7 140 SV is an iconic lightweight sports car for hire for a day or weekend, originally designed by Lotus and still in production, after many detailed developments to improve performance and reliability.
This Roadsport 140 model is described by many magazines as the ‘sweet spot in the range’ for an exciting drive on the road, sitting between the slower base models and the track-focussed R-models, and the SV is a slightly wider and longer cockpit, making it more comfortable for touring – perfect for weekend hire! The K-series VVC engine has an extra burst of power at high revs which entirely suits the character of the car. Possibly the most fun you can have on four wheels, if you value lightweight performance rather than luxury! Our SV model is the most comfortable with a little extra space and is suited to drivers of an approx minimum height of 5’10 up to 6’5″ or well-built, with padded seats and enough cockpit width for padded armrests both sides. Four-point harnesses hold you securely.
The Caterham 7 is great fun on every road other than a straight motorway, it is of course draughty and not really watertight in heavy rain, though the modern heated windscreen stops the windscreen misting up, and the heater is powerful enough to keep your legs warm with the roof off on cold days. On twisty roads it’s very entertaining, feeling like the ultimate go-kart, even watching the wheels move over bumps is fun. Be very careful of the hot exhaust along the passenger side of the car. There’s a small boot for luggage but pack light, slim shoes or very lightweight trainers are best, and sunglasses or hat are very useful for driving into the sun as there are no sunvisors.
Weather postponement – just for this car, if the weather forecast is particularly wet we offer one postponement of hire date if you call us at least an hour before hire, as it’s fine in occasional showers but a bit unpleasant if it’s wet all day!
Delivery isn’t provided, we focus on keeping our services and mileage affordable for you to collect the car and enjoy driving it home, or explore the great driving roads nearby in North Wales visiting tourist attractions and taking advantage of our package deals at Spa Hotels.
Hire rate includes 120 miles per day, and extra miles are available at £1.50 per mile. Minimum age 25. Comprehensive insurance and VAT is included. Weekend rate includes 2 days' mileage, collection from 2.00pm Friday return Monday 9.00am onwards, Sunday return is available for an extra £25. Your own bank holds a pre-authorised deposit of £1500 before hire set by the insurers due to the value of this vehicle which will be released straight away by Sportscarhire when you return, or a £1,000 deposit plus payment of a £50 collision damage waiver fee (which would also cover £150 of minor repairs). Minor damage to the car would be charged only as necessary to cover the independent trade cost of repair, a copy receipt for the repair would be provided to you, and the balance promptly refunded. If the car has significant damage resulting in a full insurance claim we would retain your deposit to cover our insurance excess charge. Please have fun, but drive with care for other road users and for your car. A top-level tracking and data-logging system is hard-wired into each car. We do encourage customers to fully enjoy the cars, but not to abuse them.