A rare opportunity to get your hands on perhaps the finest English super saloon ever produced, the Lotus Carlton. The Carlton definitely took the UK by storm and swiftly became infamous for its 177 mph top speed. Powered by the 3615cc Opel C36GET inline six with two Garrett turbochargers, that produces 377bhp and 419lbft of torque, propelling the Vauxhall from 0-60 in 5.2 seconds.
Based around a four-door Vauxhall Carlton bodyshell modified to accept wider wheel arches, side skirts and a pronounced boot spoiler, the Carlton also benefited from Lotus enhanced power steering, disc brake and suspension and limited slip differential.
The iconic Imperial Green paintwork gleams in the summer sun and the Anthracite leather upholstery is in remarkable condition. Records show that L825VCD was initially built at Russelsheim in the month of June 1992. (We would presume that completion of build would be approximately two months later after reworks and finishing at Lotus, however we have no reference to that). We have taken the Carlton out on the road and we can confirm it performs superbly well, the six cylinder twin-turbo engine pulls immensely through all the gears, providing a fabulous soundtrack through the exhausts and satisfying whistles from the turbos. Benefits from a recent full check over and new brakes discs and pads all around. Surely a fantastic investment opportunity to acquire this fast appreciating classic, as there aren’t many low mileage examples left.