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Caterham 420R Build

Our Kit Car Has Arrived

After 151 days since putting in our order, the Purplemeanie Caterham 420R Kit Car has arrived! We got final confirmation of a delivery date earlier this week and a courtesy call from Caterham yesterday confirmed that they would deliver our car before lunch time today… … And at just after 11 this morning the Caterham […]

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Pre-build Update #6 – Delays but now “in build”

Breaking news: The Purplemeanie 420R is now “in build”. Caterham have updated their online systems to show that the car is now being built. Delivery is still likely to be end of July or early August. For those of you that have been asking… the Caterham 420R kit car delivery date is delayed but is […]

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Pre-build Update #5 – A Project Planned

This week has seen me in the US again, Dallas this time for a couple of days. While there was lots of work to do on the flights, and in Dallas, I did get some time to finish the project plan and review the line drawings I’d previously started. Project Plan Because I’m a Mac […]

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Caterham 420R Build

Pre-build Update #4 – The Colour is Lotus Aubergine

The Colour will be Lotus Aubergine The colour is going to be Lotus Aubergine. There are many Purple Caterham Seven’s around but I’ve not seen too many that look like they’re Aubergine. Please leave me a comment if you know otherwise. Williams have been chasing for the colour. I had been trying to find something […]

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Pre-build Update #3 – Specification Set, Garage Finished and Line Drawings

Purplemeanie Specification Set This week we had a couple of trips over to the Williams car showroom. The first trip was to confirm the final specification of the car. We ended up with the following: 420 (2-litre Ford Duratec engine tuned to 210bhp) R-spec (track specification) Series 5 (Wider bodied SV) Lowered Floors (2″ lowered floors) […]