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  1. Ive seen this on ebay last week, it sounds quite good and is a decent price to sell IMO. However the sills were done over 10 years ago now i would want to just take a look once more. Timing chain is another area that would need to be checked to see if they have been inspected or even changed around 100k miles, as the tensioners would have started to crack and fall to pieces. Apartf rom that it looks a good car at that price.
  2. That car has been for sale at around £124k for about two years already so its dropped a bit possibly due to CV-19, its the one that sold at auction for about £95k and totally agree its not worth that money when you can pick up genuine good solid LCs for around £45k to £50k.
  3. 6% sellers fee plus all the baggage that comes with it...
  4. Blimey that went for £38k, i was surprised it got that high. I hope the new owner has deep pockets.
  5. As i understand it, this one for sale above, has never had any body work done on it in its entire life and that there is rust just starting to show on the rear arches. Anyone interested please tread very carefully.
  6. Hi Mike Hes not on here but is on Autobahnstormers, thanks for you comments on the car, I wont be going to Haynes soon as i go back to work before the next one. I will give you a shout when i next go and maybe you can come up to look around it.
  7. I know its not Lotus but just wanted to let you know the sale of the Lotus Carlton was not in vain, i got something rather decent. Its V12 Vantage S, with a few options.
  8. phumy

    My new purchase after the Carl67398999_2523895117631319_6268288946405376000_n.thumb.jpg.a43340f206417f4cb1ca0bbc0707f001.jpg67600975_367951440812459_1068751986830082048_n.thumb.jpg.7221baaa2504694fa280702cb819099f.jpg67741823_457540514796348_3736033201424957440_n.thumb.jpg.8d2ecf0261f818a8f551308bbe66dda9.jpg67808043_403029623660261_5692438835372228608_n.thumb.jpg.7fe7e570afb9e867d7a2e565f10688e7.jpgton went to Bournemouth

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      MPx

      Stunning looking Vantage, great colour combo Martin!  Looks like the V12?  Got to be everyone's dream that car.  Hope its good to you.  Enjoy!

  9. Thanks Mike Im sad that its going as its a lovely car but i have another itch to scratch and i wont have another opportunity to do it, I will be moving away from Lotus sadly, but onwards and upwards, as they say.
  10. SOLD----------SOLD----------SOLD It didnt hang around long at that price and it wasnt expected to either.
  11. Just put a standard house brick under the throttl;e pedal. I claimed my first ever three points in it two years ago (first time in 38 years of driving), i was driving at 50 in a 50 limit, in top gear, and coming into a 30 limit village, i even saw the copper, so i eased off the throttle but as i was in 6th gear and its so long, the damn car just didnt slow down quick enough. He got me at 36 in a 30. I blame Lotus for making top gear so long/high.
  12. Yes i totally agree they need to be shown, out on the roads.
  13. Thanks Barry, I feel it is a bargain too as i have priced it to sell, i really dont want it to hang around too long, i have scratched an itch and now i have an itch somewhere else. Its a drivable car too not like the very low milers around at the moment that owners are scared to take out or even put any more miles on them.
  14. Advert now on PistonHeads, here; https://www.pistonheads.com/classifieds/used-cars/vauxhall/carlton/vauxhall-lotus-carlton-1993/9842332
  15. I shall be putting my Lotus Carlton up for sale tomorrow, more details with pictures to follow in 24 hours.
  16. Its been for sale at that price for over a year now, the old saying that a car is only worth what someone is willing to pay for it is pretty much true with this example.
  17. And this Lotus Omega made £36.5k http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/opel-lotus-omega
  18. I understand the low mileage one that was up for sale (42k miles, i think) reached £58k but not its reserve so didnt sell, however the owner is now willing to drop his expectations......obviously a little too hopeful. Not sure how the other two got on. Just an update, this one made £29.6k http://www.silverstoneauctions.com/vauxhall-lotus-carlton-13765
  19. This one has been on PH for a few weeks now, then suddenly on Monday or Tuesday it popped up on Ebay for auction, it started at £100 and quickly got up to £25k then sat there for a couple of days then went up to £30.1k, as i put a "watch" on it, last night i got an email to say that it was no longer available, it still had 5 days to run and was also still under the reserve. I can only assume that it has been bought privately and taken off the market even though the advert on PH os still there, listed at £75k. Maybe someone knows more about this sale.
  20. Glad i bought one now, that will do nicely thanks.
  21. A Lotus Carlton went for auction at the Silverstone classic auction a couple of weeks ago and went for £76k, it had just 4.5k miles on the clock and has been bought by a classic dealer in Hampshire, it`ll be interesting to see if it makes the forecourt or just gets locked away.
  22. Just got the Carlton back from the detailer in Northampton, all exterior, under wheel arches and interior detailed, wheels refurbished with new tyres fitted. I drove it from Northampton back to Weston super Mare yesterday afternoon and it was dry all the way until 5 miles from home and it chucked it down ad as there hadn't been any rain there was plenty of dirt and dust in the spray, so its now covered in dirt, so its out with the snow foam and buckets.
  23. Are there any left if so id be up for one, inc crank Martin
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