Tuesday, 30 May 2017

Three Years Later - My R500 is SOLD!

It's a week away from three years, since I took delivery of my beautiful Caterham R500 Duratec... And now its become Cliff and Alli Malone's beautiful Caterham R500 Duratec.
Handing over the keys of my Caterham R500 Duratec to Cliff Malone, the new owner.
Handing over the keys of my Caterham R500 Duratec to Cliff Malone, the new owner.
I've had a great time with the car; with a few ups and downs along the way (downs mostly  throughout the build phase) and plenty of fun/expensive upgrades - which was all part and parcel of the 'Caterham experience' which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Cliff and Alli were a genuine delight to deal with, and although I've asked for 'first refusal' if they ever decide to sell it, I can see them both having many years of pleasure out of the car.

Here's a video of Cliff leaving in 'the beast':-
I trust they had a safe journey home, and will hopefully see them on a track-day or any other event in the near future.

I'm pleased I've sold the car, as the Academy season is more of a commitment than I initially thought it would be and the additional space in the garage will make general 'maintenance' more straight forward.  It's a shame as I utterly loved the R500, and now I'm left with a 125bhp Academy car in my garage, and an empty space where the R500 was - how did that happen?!?  Again, all part of the 'Caterham experience'!  ☺

Next up, Brands Hatch this weekend....  My race is at 4pm on the Sunday, so hopefully see some of you there ☺

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