Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 24V for sale
This four-owner Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 has been subject to an extensive restoration. A great example of a rare car, an M535i beater and a show stopper in it’s own right.
Flame Red with Anthracite Arizone Cloth and Leather Interior
About the Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000:
What’s better than a BMW 535i and costs £7,000 less?
– Car Magazine, July 2006
The Vauxhall Carlton GSI 3000 was introduced to steal market share in the performance saloon bracket, showing BMW a thing or two and snapping at the heels of Ford’s immensely popular Cosworth range. Where the Bavarian, the ‘Cossie and Mercedes-Benz 190 2.5 have a well established presence on the classic car spectrum, the Carlton is the lesser known contender; though a contender it most certainly is (was).
With a 2969cc in-line six engine, the Carlton 3000 GSI 24V pushes out just north of 200bhp.
This gives a 0-62mph time of 7.6 seconds and a top speed of 149mph.
Famously in a 0-100mph dash, the Carlton was capable of outrunning the BMW 535i.
The Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000 wasn’t a common site in 1993 and even less so now, According to ‘how many left’ just 12 are road registered!
About this Vauxhall Carlton GSi 3000:
Flame Red with Anthracite Arizona Cloth and Leather Interior
With just four former keepers, this car is presented in superb condition, having just been restored by the doting previous owner. This sort of car is the perfect candidate for falling into the wrong hands and then disrepair – not so. Just four owners have cared for this rare GSI3000, staying on top of maintenance and eventually investing in a full restoration.
When brand new this car had a list price just shy of £27,000.
- Electric glass tilt/slide sunroof
- Analogue dashboard
- Five (7J x 15) ten-spoke alloy wheels
- Matching Goodyear 205/65 R 15 low profile tyres
- Limited-slip differential
- Electronic anti-lock braking system (ABS)
- Cruise control
- Fuel computer
- Heated seats
- Full bookpack
- Body colour sill mouldings, specific front grille and rear aerofoil
- Dual rectangular exhaust tailpipes
- Leather covered 4-spoke sports steering wheel and gearknob
Professional restoration over the last 6 Years costing over £15,000.
This restoration included the following:
Professional restoration over the last 6 Years using new OEM parts from Germany
Full body stripped and then professional resprayed (photographs available) by a Vauxhall specialist
Full engine Rebuild -including new piston rings, all bottom end bearings-all gaskets replaced and seals changed.
New suspension throughout including all bushings and rubbers
New wheel bearings
New genuine full exhaust including rare rectangular tail pipe trim
Disks, pads and Brake hoses
New Fuel tank, fuel pump and sender unit
Differential and gearbox oils renewed/replaced
2 x Drive shafts renewed along with rubbers/seals
Fully undersealed with 3M 08800
Any inspection welcomed subject to the government guidelines for social distancing.
A super looking Vauxhall and a rare beast in any form. A sure fire showstopper.
Come and take a look, you won’t be disappointed.