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Lotus Carlton

munchman s3 May 22, 2009

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Lotus Carlton

  1. sub zero

    80 vote(s)
    59.7%
  2. cool

    44 vote(s)
    32.8%
  3. uncool

    4 vote(s)
    3.0%
  4. seriously uncool

    6 vote(s)
    4.5%
  1. Martin82

    Martin82 Registered User

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    Brilliant cars.

    Ive got an old brochure from when i was a vauxhall nut i'll try and find it.

    If i remember correctly the finance deals/apr were mental.......something like £700 per month to get one back in 91/92!
     
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  3. Arrkon

    Arrkon Back in a "B" Staff Member Moderator Regional Rep

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    My old mans senator 3.0 s6 was interesting enough to drive in the wet, dread to think what the lotus carltons were like,

    That said, a real iconic car and I'd love to own one, but not with the current fuel prices... :(
     
  4. R-Tech-Nick

    R-Tech-Nick Registered User

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    Got a decatted Lotus Carlton on the rolling road next saturday the 28th Jan for power runs and logging.. I am like a big kid I cannot wait....lol
     
  5. deeman88

    deeman88 Watch this space...

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    Hey Nick, any update on the figues yet? lol thanks
     
  6. marktdisport

    marktdisport Registered User

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    i once a few years back had a play of the lights in my subaru with a lotus carlton and he sadly blew a turbo of the lights...... i did stop to offer a hand but it was a little terminal for road side repair... whooooops great car and stunning looks for a large car for the 90's
     
  7. S3-Sandy

    S3-Sandy S3 OFU

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    I knew a guy that had one of these then had it resprayed white, he got thrown out the Vauxhall owners club for it :D
     
  8. S3 TAM

    S3 TAM Pocket now empty

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    I had one of these a few years back. unfortunately I didn't have enough talent to keep it on the road.....

    Sad times lucky me and my mate walked out of it.
     
  9. tedward

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    Amazing how many people have " got a mate who"....pics or it didn't happen.

    Was never banned by the police. they were just miffed because their 3.0 senators couldnt keep up.

    It's so not a cool car, turn up for a date in that and she ain't leaving the house.

    Big old ****.
     
  10. @udi A3

    @udi A3 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    Probably the fastest ive ever been in a car was a freind of a freinds LC about 5 years ago. Didnt realise how fast it was either untill i actually tried to focus on the road and then looked at the clocks. (i was passenger of course) Was up for sale, but way out of my budget, still was an experience!

    Personally my all time fav is the 205 T16, ive toyed with one on the road and got humiliated in my cav turbo, but never been in one. :(
     
  11. John@mk

    John@mk Registered User

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    This must b a cool car as top gear used one to film a lot of their speed runs - so when they were going flat what did you think was in front filming ......... The Lotus Carlton.the camera man sat in the boot and just hung on ...
     
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  13. audi-a6

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  14. Brodster

    Brodster Registered User

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    One of my top 5 all time cult fav cars. I do believe there is a LC up in Nairn in the garage on the left when you go out the Elgin road. Was there not long after they were released and Im sure its still there. Anyone up that area verify if it is and if so go and get some pics as its minted as it was never driven.
     
  15. gogz s3

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  16. rjm180

    rjm180 Registered User

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    Voted.

    A True Leg end
     
  17. devo

    devo Registered User

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    My mates bro has a lotus carlton. Hasn't been out of the garage in years.its only got 32k on the clock.i asked him how much would he take for that old taxi in the shed, hahaa.
     
  18. 45bvtc

    45bvtc The Older I Get The Better I Was Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Be very, very careful. A Lotus owner for over 40-years I know only too well of the issues with the Lotus Carlton. When new it was a fabulous straight line dry weather car but then, as with most Lotus cars (I kept an Elan for 37-years) bits start to fall off and weekly maintenance becomes a must.

    Most Lotus cars of that period were bespoke and with less than 1000 Lotus/Omega Carlton's made you can be certain that Lotus didn't fill any spare parts 'shed' with replacement parts...

    Nice car mind; I still have original sales brochures, etc.
     
  19. AlexGSi2000

    AlexGSi2000 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User

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    I love these cars. Know a bloke not too far away in North Wales that has one - he sometimes parks it behind the glass windows at his garage, spent a lot of time looking at it! - Its in mint condition too.

    I also love the early 90's Vauxhall stuff (hence my username) - the Redtop era was the best Vauxhall era in my opinion, before all the emmissions rulings came into play.
    Always wanted a GSi2000 when I was a kid, when I passed my test there werent many around anymore, plus insurance was ridiculous.
    Did think about one the other year, but good ones are few and far between now - plus, prices are on the up.
     
  20. spencetate

    spencetate Audi Fan / all round good egg

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    Cumbria Police took Delivery of a fully "signed" up Lotus Carlton...think they had it 2/3 days and it was stolen, never to be found even though replendent in full "jam sandwich livery" with all lights etc :keule:
     
  21. devo

    devo Registered User

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    I had a hankering for his one until he told me what he would be looking for it.im into GM stuff aswell, have 3 manta,s in the shed at the mo in various states of dis-repair.
     
  22. Gazwould

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    I drove an ex cop Gsi 2000 12v for a month , back end oversteer was predictable .

    Great sized comfy car , that ended up sounding like a V8 tank , 8 holes counted in the exhaust system .

    Chased down my brother in his Red top Astra Mk 3 Gsi , then a roundabout came into view like the Milenium Falcon coming out of light speed :eek:
     
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  23. 45bvtc

    45bvtc The Older I Get The Better I Was Supporter Gold Supporter

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    Happy days...

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  24. 45bvtc

    45bvtc The Older I Get The Better I Was Supporter Gold Supporter

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    And under the bonnet:

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  25. 45bvtc

    45bvtc The Older I Get The Better I Was Supporter Gold Supporter

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    And inside:

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    SORRY, but it was a superb motor car - and then I changed to an Audi.
     
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