Three wheeler kit cars!

Three wheeler kit cars!

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Portuguy

Original Poster:

15 posts

70 months

Thursday 22nd November 2012
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Im interested in citroen based 3 wheelers as in Pembletons , Lomaxs, etc and with 2cv or Guzzi engines. I fancy one of these types to part build or ready made. Any info welcome.

jensenhealey2

158 posts

92 months

Friday 23rd November 2012
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Here is something to get you started. Sum total of my knowledge I am afraid.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring/news/9675884/T...

dodaman

45 posts

174 months

Wednesday 28th November 2012
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http://www.totalkitcar.com/2012/11/23/steve-says-f...

I looks like Steve and the team organised this

Mistrale

178 posts

76 months

Wednesday 28th November 2012
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He did, I went, it was awesome!!!!

slomax

4,282 posts

125 months

Wednesday 28th November 2012
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Hello,

I have a Lomax 223. The kits are no longer available and spare Lomax parts are difficult to come across too. IIRC the last kit was delivered to the customer in 2004/5 and the current owner of the name/molds hasn't made any parts for several years, but will not pass on or sell them. There is a seller in France i believe who is selling 4 wheel Le Patron kits. These are very similar to the Lomax 224, but having inspected the kits closely, the quality of the fibre-glass really is second to none. A few subtle mods are needed to the bodywork however. The top of the bonnet is very flat, the Lomax has fake Louvre's on it, which was a very clever feature to break up a what is otherwise vast expanse of flat GRP. The Lomax bonnet also tapers down slightly and appears less upright.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Le-Patron-4-polyester-pr...

Although currently not for sale on ebay, it might be worth contacting him to see if he has any bodies/parts.

Pembletons are still available and there is quite a good club Behind it all. Phil, who builds and makes the kits, doesn't "do" the internet, so you will need to get hold of him through other means. He can also provide modded gearbox houses suitable for BMW conversion and can also supply a Guzzi conversion kit too. These vary massively as they are a much more individual build and people tend to fiddle around with panel configuration and sometimes make small adjustments to the chassis too.

Check over on pembleton.co.uk

Then there is the Burton Kit car, designed and made in Holland. These are lovely looking classic styled sports tourers. A bit more to them than the open Lomax/lepatron and Pembletons. They will be a fair bit heavier though so probably don't feel as sporty. They are also relatively expensive.


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slomax

4,282 posts

125 months

Wednesday 28th November 2012
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Le Patron:



Lomax 224:



My Lomax 223:


Blackjack Avion:
(very rare and no longer in production, beautiful kits, very well made, possibly one of the best 2CV based kits)

This one is fantastic, was at Stoneleigh this year. The engine bay is clean as anything, i wish mine was as clean.

BRA CV3:

In theory, these work, but this photo does the car wonders. The reality is that the look pretty silly and out of proportion. The bonnet too flat and way too high.

Various Pembletons:

Duncans Beautiful BMW R100 engined Brooklands "silver surfer"


Toms Guzzi small block Grasshopper SS "snotamog"


Spikes Guzzi big block LWB Grashopper SS
(i'm 6ft 5 and this car is a lot longer than the standard. it also has a dropped floor where the pedals are. The front swing arms are lengthened too, meaning that the drive shafts are angled forwards.)
This photo was taken on the 10,000ft run last year iirc



Edited by slomax on Wednesday 28th November 14:14

fuoriserie

4,554 posts

202 months

Saturday 22nd December 2012
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slomax said:
Le Patron:



Lomax 224:



My Lomax 223:


Blackjack Avion:
(very rare and no longer in production, beautiful kits, very well made, possibly one of the best 2CV based kits)

This one is fantastic, was at Stoneleigh this year. The engine bay is clean as anything, i wish mine was as clean.

BRA CV3:

In theory, these work, but this photo does the car wonders. The reality is that the look pretty silly and out of proportion. The bonnet too flat and way too high.

Various Pembletons:

Duncans Beautiful BMW R100 engined Brooklands "silver surfer"


Toms Guzzi small block Grasshopper SS "snotamog"


Spikes Guzzi big block LWB Grashopper SS
(i'm 6ft 5 and this car is a lot longer than the standard. it also has a dropped floor where the pedals are. The front swing arms are lengthened too, meaning that the drive shafts are angled forwards.)
This photo was taken on the 10,000ft run last year iirc



Edited by slomax on Wednesday 28th November 14:14
Nice pictures...smile

Godfried

1 posts

55 months

Saturday 22nd February 2014
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The first kitcar threewheeler we build was a Lomax 223, much fun and build in 1991.




Now we have started to build a Le Patron 3 wheeler like this one but our will be light blue.



Steve G 223

8 posts

24 months

Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Hi I may have a lomax 223 1978 T reg for sale soon.
I have not used it for 2 to 3 years.
I put a replacement galvanised chassis on it around 2011-12. And used it for approx a year after its down as a lomax on documents
I was given a motorcycle and the cars been stood since occasionally moved up and down the the garden.
I don't have time to work on it as I have nowhere to do so. It's kept outside so really needs a new home.

I have 2 other toys (road legal buggy /motorcycle to play with nowadays)

Regards
Steve.

Steve G 223

8 posts

24 months

Tuesday 27th September 2016
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Looks little worse for wear now

Steve G 223

8 posts

24 months

Sunday 1st July
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Decided to rebuild it and put her back on the road.

Ambleton

4,282 posts

125 months

Thursday 5th July
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Good to hear Steve!

I frequently hear of cars that are no longer used and languish unloved for years and its a bit sad, but I understand everyone has different circumstances.

I sold my lomax about 2 and a half years ago and it went off to France. I now own a pembleton and im building another.