2012 Lotus 7 CSR 360/420 (Caterham) by Birkin Duratec 180 BHP For Sale

  • 3,100 Miles
  • 2012
  • Private seller
  • London, United Kingdom


My car must be viewed to be appreciated, so please read the whole description carefully and then arrange a viewing.

Built 2012 on a standard SE3 chassis
2. 0 Ford Duratec. 180+ bhp.
Performance electric water pump.
Performance aluminium radiator.
Race line aluminium flat bottom sump. ( Sump guard fitted ).
Adjustable fuel pressure regulator with gauge.
Performance AT throttle bodies with air filter.
Fully programmable ECU.
Special order flywheel and clutch.
4 into 1 side exit exhaust with catalytic converter and additional decat pipe.

Gearbox and diff:
Ford type 9, 5 speed close ratio box.
Standard Ford rear differential.

Double wishbone fully independent, all fully adjustable both front and rear. All Fabricated from aero profile tubing.
AVO aluminium light weight, fully adjustable, rose jointed shock a absorbers both front and rear.
Anti role bars front and rear, adjustable.

Front are wilwood 4 pot light weight aluminium calipers with vented discs.
Rear are standard calipers with inbuilt handbrake mechanism and standard discs.

Team Dynamic 1. 2 in anthracite. 15x8 all round with different offset front to rear.
Tyres are Toyo.

Interior trim:
VDO full gauge set and switches as fitted to caterham. 
Electric heated windscreen.
3 speed heater fan.
12 volt auxiliary plugin.
MOMO 3 spoke leather steering wheel.
Anti theft locking steering column.
4 point Luke harnesses. ( Standard real inertia 3 point belts included ).
Birkin seats on adjustable sliders and with adjustable headrests.
Adjustable reach pedal box. ( To help you find the best driving position ).
Wing mirrors mounted on windscreen frame.
Trimmed interior with carpet set.
Under dash ECU programming plugin.

Spare wheel carrier with spare wheel.
Lockable aero style fuel cap with key.
Carbon look rear arch stone guards.
Painted metallic silver with graphite nose band and bonnet stripe.
Extra wind deflectors.

Soft bits:
These are made of high quality material rather than plastic and comprises of:
A fitted rear boot cover.
A full tonneau cover with centre zip
A full roof with frame.
A pair of full doors with elbow hatches.
The whole set can be folded and stored in the boot under the cover !!

This car is just awesome !! I've not used it much, but when I do its performance and quality are just the best. Better than any other 7 I've been in, or owned. If your looking for a high spec Caterham, I highly recommend you view this car. I promise you won't be disappointed !

Birkin were and still are officially licenced by Lotus Cars and therefore a genuine continuation of the Lotus 7 just like Caterham.
2012 Birkin 7 with a standard se3 chassis, assembled using all new components. and ULEZ compliant.

In the early 1980, s Lotus ended production of the Seven and granted licenses to other companies to continue manufacturing. In the UK that was Caterham Car, who at the time were retail agents and have now become best known for continuing their manufacture. Birkin Sportscars ( started by John Watson who has an engineering interest similar to Colin Chapman ) was also granted a licence and are based in South Africa. They sell mainly in Australia, South Africa and the U. S. A.

Over the years these cars have evolved and developed mainly due to: the availability of components, design, and changes in legislation. The cars we see today may look very similar to those early originals but share nothing of their components. Surprisingly though, Birkin and Caterham share many of their modern day components and still look strikingly similar. Having owned both. I believe the Birkin to be of a higher quality construction and of a higher spec, as it has a fully independent double wishbone fully adjustable rear suspension setup.

This Birkin was ordered and spec, d by its first owner who was a British race champion. He chose this car for its superior construction and then spec, d it as a 360 CSR with a number of upgrades.

When new the car was sent to a suspension specialist  to be set up and corner weighted and then sent to an engine specialist where the ECU was programmed and the engine tuned on a rolling road to over 180 bhp. It was the owners intension to have it retuned to over 200 bhp once it was run in. ( This was not done yet due to a lack of use ).

I purchased this car in early 2020 from the first owner with just 1850 miles and due to lockdown it now has only 3000 miles.

This car is in excellent condition and comes with a number of items including a jack and tools in its own bag, 3 ring binders consisting of a full build manual, papers, receipts and an ECU tuning CD, 2 sets of keys, cherished number plate and indoor car cover.

I believe this to be the highest spec Birkin in the country, though there are not many in the UK. Some Caterham owners are not prepared to entertain the thought that another company can build it better, but this car is way better and very special. This is a rare opportunity to
have a car of such quality and spec. If you have an interest in "7's" and want to know more, your more than welcome to view.

If you are interested 07956 followed by 111501.
May take p/ x. for something interesting.

You won't be disappointed. I say again, this is no fake, copy or imitation. This is a genuine licensed continuation of the famous and original Lotus 7.

Private seller

Vehicle location

London, United Kingdom
Get directions

Advert Details

Advert type:
For Sale
Classic Cars
Reference number:
Listed on:
Birkin 7 SE3
Seller type:


Car & Classic

Selling your Caterham?

Advertise to 4 million monthly visitors on Car & Classic

List for free

Similar Caterham Birkin 7 SE3s

Check out our new listings and upcoming auctions by subscribing to our newsletter

By signing up you accept our privacy policy and conditions of purchase