The List – Lotus Carlton (Classic Car Magazine)

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The List – Lotus Carlton (Classic Car Magazine)

‘The List’ is an article done by Classic Cars Mag and puts a reader in one of their chosen dream drives. The reader this time was a guy called Tim and one of his dream rides is the Lotus Carlton…

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For me this is a classic icon from my youth and was great to see this car in the flesh. A mint example with sub 14k miles on the clock. No 95 of I think 950 cars completed.

Around the North Yorkshire moors we took off to find some roads that were suitable for some tracking shots.

The opening cover shot was on a main very straight drag …

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The interior was as immaculate as you’d expect from such an example as this…

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(As the road says…. Slow…. its not the way for this Carlton)

Car to car we were about 25-30mph and at times it was hard to keep the Carlton on a steady course at that speed as the turbos were on the edge of kicking in…

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Like all around this car the presentation was immaculate and was the same for under the bonnet.

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Some of the roads were…. lets say a little uneven and so proved a little challenging but we got there in the end.Once we finished gathering the images we both needed fuel and so off we took to find the nearest station. I was well past the petrol light on mine and then it started to flash… all was well. Re-fueled and then it was back to return the car.

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I’ll post the final layouts here when I can them.

Until next time…

Jona