1992 Vauxhall Lotus Carlton


Left-hand drive example originating in Germany. German plates retained, rare and valuable owner's pack present; recent clean MOT.

Of German origin, this smart and rare Lotus Omega (Vauxhall) Carlton (Car No. 577) is one fast super-saloon, with 377bhp developed from its twin turbo 3.6 six-pot the turbo rush on boost is something else, urgent even by today’s standards of very little lag. The Carlton sits well, looking menacing in its dark Green, almost black hue sat on correct alloy wheels with black leather interior and manual ‘box. The odometer indicates just 121,062km (75,224 miles) although there is some history to back this up via its MOT history since import in 1998 and first MOT done on its chassis number in August 1999 when it had covered just 111,562 kms and following registration in September 2017 by its sole UK owner. The car would no doubt benefit from some tidying cosmetically, as witnessed in the pictures, the car wears the usual marks commensurate with age and use but suggests it hasn’t been painted and ‘tarted’ which is re-assuring. These cars go like rockets, handle surprisingly well for a big saloon and are rare. As such, value have continued to climb steadily with some of the nicest cars making well over £70,000 at auction over the past two years – worth considering when looking at the enticing guides of this and the other example in this sale. The car was driven some 80 miles to the sale and is understood to run and drive well, with a current MOT valid until October 2020 with no advisories recorded, but as always, we’d suggest a thorough service and check over before using in angst as the car has covered little mileage in the past few years. The history file includes a V5C, couple of invoices including for a new battery along with a very rare and valuable Lotus Carlton owner’s pack and unmarked service book along with copy documents from its registration with DVLA dated September 2017. In addition, there are copy German docs including the Fahrzeugbrief, original German number plates, a copy German purchase receipt dated 1998 and green Internationaler Zurlassungsschein booklet. With some fettling and light cosmetic enhancement this could be a very interesting and potentially valuable example, particularly given its low indicated KM and perceived originality.

For more information please contact Will Daniels - 07951 709919

Reg No: J679MJL
Chassis Number: SCC000019N1051480
Engine Size: 3615
Docs: V5C; MOT October 2020 with no advisories; owners pack; 3 old MOTs

Estimate: £30,000+

Lot 37

Lot ended

Thursday 02/07/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Not Sold

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