The Lomax Three Wheeler
Friday, 24 December 2010
I really want a Lomax. I love its three wheeled good looks. The Lomax is a British kit car based on mechanical components of the Citroën 2CV. It has been in production since 1982 when it was introduced by the Lomax Motor Co of Willoughton, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire. Now the car is made by Cradley Motor Works of St Leonard’s-on-Sea, East Sussex. It was designed by Nigel Whall and has also been sold in the Netherlands and Germany.
In appearance the design is slightly reminiscent of the legendary Morgan Three Wheeler of the 1930s. The car consists of a fibreglass body mounted on an un-modified Citroën 2CV or Dyane floorpan. Later a steel tube chassis was introduced. It is usually an open roadster, which is driven completely without a roof. The Lomax has usually 29 bhp, weighs approximately 450 kilograms (990 lb), has 2 seats and a top speed of 140 kilometres per hour (87 mph). Petrol consumption is 4 L/100 km (71 mpg-imp; 59 mpg-US)-6 L/100 km (47 mpg-imp; 39 mpg-US).