If Caterham were a band, it would be a one-hit wonder. But a one-hit wonder with a catchy, seasonal song that re-enters the charts year after year.
The ‘song’ in question is the Seven, a lightweight, two-seat sports car that started life as a Lotus.
Caterham itself was a Lotus dealer. However, when Lotus decided to discontinue the Seven in 1973 so that it could concentrate on more complicated and expensive cars, Caterham bought the rights to the design.
It’s been building the Seven ever since, although Caterham has continued to refine the car and now offers numerous versions and power outputs.