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    Retro-coolness. Lotus Senator

    Just seen this over on VXON, absolutely love it (bar the auto box):













    45,000 miles. This is a unique Lotus Senator.All the mechanics and interior are from lhd Lotus Omega origially number 128 and purchased by me from James Waddington in 1998. At the same time I purchased a 1991 Vauxhall Senator (Vauxhall originally intended to make a Lotus Senator, not a Carlton) and I have created a no expense spared unique Lotus Senator. Originally to be a present to myself for my 50th birthday another decade has past and I have decided to sell this superb vehicle. The Senator had exactly the same interior as the Carlton so everything fitted perfectly. All the Lotus suspension, brakes and running gear also transferred and I have a photographic record of the work including full waxoil treatment to the bodywork. The original engine has been complemented by a specially built automatic 4speed gearbox at a cost of £4k in June 2002 and a Thatcham alarm in Oct 2003.MOT until 16/04/09 and tax to 31/10/08. All expected fittings inc air/con, radio/tape/cd, etc. Westminster blue respray as per original Senator, near perfect condition though rear tyres soon to need replacing. This is a truly unique car at a cost of less than 25% of the cost to me during the project. Too old to enjoy it now but please do not come to joy ride or haggle. I have done less than 2000 miles in the last 10 years and have just completed a service on the vehicle. £9,999.


    Belongs to someone on Autobahn stormers now apparently

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    very very nice car dave
    that should be with vauxhall very cheap at that price

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    I wonder how many original Lotus Carltons are left? I know Keif has one.
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    I like that I agree with you Dave on the auto box, not ideal for a performance car, but then it is a big old beast and that format has worked in porwerful Merc's for years. His did cost £4k to build so should be up to the job.

    I think I may even prefer the rear end of that over the Carlton

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    Those cars were built for mauling motorways, and really the slushbox is fine for that. Maybe better in fact.
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    SUB ZERO Coolness

    I know the new owner through Autobahnstormers.
    It'll get looked after as he already owns a Lotus Carlton anyway. The Lotus Carlton the bloke who owned this, sold to make way for this Senator project.

    Vauxhall/Lotus originally planned to build the Lotus Senator but changed there minds and went for the Carlton instead. So this is what could have been.

    I'll try and get to scan the design pictures from my Lotus Carlton book.

    As for Lotus Carltons, the estimate is about 100 still on the road (and 1 Lotus Senator)

    There's also two (IIRC) Omega B's converted with Lotus Carlton engine/running gear.

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    Shit, only 100 left sad that so many have met their demise.

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    So when we making that 99 and dropping a C36GET in the Omega?

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    Very, Very cool.
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    car looks uber cool, saw a Lotus Carlton today actually, on the A2 Autobahn near Gutersloh in Zie German Land.
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