Lot 213 - 2008 Carver One *WITHDRAWN*
|Odometer reading||9,308 miles|
|Estimate||£17,000 - £20,000|
The Carver is a tilting three-wheeled vehicle using an automatic balancing technology to balance the passenger compartment under all conditions. The first commercial Carver product, the Carver One, was designed to seat two people and manufactured and distributed by Carver Europe in the Netherlands. The three-wheel Carver One is said to have the comfort, controls and stability of a normal car while showing the dynamic cornering behaviour of a motorcycle. It has a 660cc, four-cylinder, 16-valve engine with a turbo intercooler giving a power output of 65bhp, plenty given the weight. The transmission is a five-speed manual with reverse and all wheels are equipped with ventilated disc brakes. The Carver One, as standard, has a top speed of 115mph and you certainly feel every horsepower when on the move.
On BBC's Top Gear programme in 2002, Jeremy Clarkson said, "I have to say, absolutely hand on heart, I've never had so much fun in a car, really and truthfully, and I don't think I'd ever tire of it."
Presented in menacing gloss black with contrasting red leather seats, this extremely well presented example has only one previous owner and is always kept in a dehumidified garage. In 2014, it was taken, by trailer, to Tilting Vehicle Support at Dordrecht in The Netherlands where it had £2,000 spent on extensive servicing and upgrades by the previous service manager, André Lambregts, at the Carver factory. This included fitting a Ron Kleuskens (www.autobedrijfkleuskens.nl) extra strong pivot bar, sports exhaust and all fluids. In April this year it was serviced again by Carver Service UK where tyres, battery and stainless steel undertrays were fitted. Also included is a soft top supplied by 2Drive Deutschland (www.twodrive.de) and LED running lights built into the mirrors. This Carver One is possibly the most exciting way to travel.
* DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THIS LOT HAS HAD TO BE WITHDRAWN.
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