Lotus Carlton Wheels And steering wheel
Hi Floks, I'm new to this forum stuff , but defo thought this is the right place to ask for some advice about the lovely carlton. I had the 2.6 Li a bunch of years back totally loved it, still regret selling it, still miss driving it, but the opportunity of another has come my way an old 3.0 gsi, it needs some work so i would mind replica-ing it up but have no idea how much (even ball park lol) it might cost for a set of lotus alloys and a steering wheel.
Any info would be greatly apprecited, whether it be form personal experience of a website address.
Thanks in advance to any one who might be able to help.
I think you may have to have the rear wheel arches rounded on a GSi to accomodate the wider Lotus Carlton/ Omega alloys. Not such a problem on Vauxhall Opel Senators, however you may still have to have them flaired as the Lotus was a bitsa of the two cars, panel wise, but on your Carlton the top bit of the arch is squared off, unlike the Senator.
The Carlton GSi was always highly rated in its own right, and many UK police forces subscribed to the Senator with the same straight six 3.0 litre lump-usually blueprinted, and quite frankly you dont see too many GS1's around these days.