Main Content Area

Main Articles

1992 Sylva Striker Caterham Recreation



1992 Sylva Striker Caterham Recreation.

Registered 2nd July 1992 - 1300cc Sports

You speed freaks really must try to contain your excitement when inspecting this example.

The most detailed history file accompanies this very special sports car with documents such as MOT certificates back to the very first dated July 2nd 1992 at 6 miles. Please allow some time to inspect the folder thoroughly, it really will impress!

The following information has been kindly supplied by the vendor - a copy of which is on the vehicle.

Fully prepared for sprints & hillclimbs, full road legal 1300 X/Flow, 2000E box, LSD, harness belts, excellent competition history

Absolutely stunning competition spec and race prepared Caterham 7 replica Sylva Striker. 

The car was constructed between 1990 and 1992 by a retired engineer to a fantastic standard and his quality of workmanship still shows to this day. 
The car is fitted with a competition spec 1300cc Ford Crossflow engine with a 711 block and twin 40 Dellorto carburettors mated to a 4-speed gearbox. The full specification of the engine is extensive & documented.
First road registered in 1992 the car received minimal use until it took part in national sprint/hillclimb events through the NSCC.  Several minor tweaks and adjustments make the car suitable and set about competing. The car was always very competitive in its day, would out perform and out handle much more expensive, higher powered vehicles and earned numerous trophies and titles.
It was last used competitively in September 2003, the car was then put into a garage and rarely saw the light of day, in fact it has only covered in the region of 700 miles in the last 15 years. 
Last year the car came out of storage and was recommissioned purely for fun Sunday runs out. The brakes were overhauled, engine fully serviced and tuned by a local specialist and given a general tidy up, it was then MOT’d and ran on the occasional sunny day. 

Its time now to allow someone else to enjoy this excellent little car. It has just passed an MOT so is ready to use. You really won’t find anything else that can put such a smile on your face for this kind of money.
History wise we have pretty much every invoice, document and photograph for the cars whole life including original build photos and parts lists/receipts.
The full V5 is present and shows 3 former keepers. 

On site now for viewing.

We are open 7 days a week here at Thornton Le Dale for pre-sale viewing, although a quick phone call prior to travelling is advised.

Don't forget. We personally collect FREE of charge around 90% of all our auction vehicles.

So, if you have a vehicle which you would like us to re-home.... just make the call. 01751 474455

Thank you.


  • Lot Number: 19
  • Year: 1992
  • Make: Sylva
  • Model: Striker
  • Registration: Q358DEF
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Drive: Rear Wheel Drive
  • Engine Size: 1300
  • MOT Expiry Date: 24-04-2019
  • Estimate: £9000 ~ £10,000