Quirky 3-Wheeler: Lomax Lambda 3

Kit cars come in all shapes and sizes, and it would seem that the vast majority of them make use of the Volkswagen Beetle chassis and mechanical components. That’s where the Lomax Lambda 3 is very different. Hiding under that rather interesting body is a Citroen 2CV that has been given a new lease on life. The seller has listed the vehicle on behalf of a friend and isn’t sure of the model year of either the body or the donor Citroen. If you fancy something a bit quirky, then you will find the Lomax located in Bloomfield, Connecticut, and listed for sale here on Facebook. This can be all yours for $15,000. A big thank you has to go out to Barn Finder Alan P for referring the vehicle to us.

The body of the Lomax is made entirely of fiberglass and is produced in the UK. This is usually bolted directly to an unmodified Citroen 2CV chassis, although the company does also offer its own steel ladder frame. It isn’t clear which you would find under this vehicle, but I guess that if the Citroen frame ever decided to rust away or suffered accident damage, it is reassuring to know that a replacement frame is readily available. The body and paint on this vehicle look to be in good condition, while the vehicle continues the quirky theme with the tiny individual windshields. Interestingly, the majority of examples of the Lomax are usually fitted with wire wheels, which are well within the character of the machine. However, this one rolls on the original Citroen wheels.

The interior of the Lambda 3 offers its occupants motoring at its most basic, I guess that this is appropriate when you consider the donor vehicle. All you get is a blank dash with space for some gauges, carpet on the floor, and a seat for each of the two occupants. Overall, the interior is fairly presentable, although I’m not that sure about the color of the upholstery on the seats. I would probably be investing in some new covers in a more appropriate color because on top of being an odd color, they are stretched as well. The rest of the interior presents well and has no obvious issues. There are no engine photos, but we know that the drivetrain is all Citroen 2CV, with its twin-cylinder air-cooled engine, and 4-speed manual transmission. Once again, because we don’t know the vintage of the engine, it isn’t clear what sort of power output we are talking about. One thing is for sure. This car weighs significantly less than the donor 2CV, so performance is significantly better. In the spirit of cars like the Morgan, this is a 3-wheeler. Apparently, this conversion is relatively easy, and only requires a few basic hand-tools…and a hacksaw! The company actually claims that the work can be completed in about an hour. The configuration with a single rear wheel is the most stable for a 3-wheeler, so it shouldn’t be a bad thing to drive.

Interesting? Yes. Eye-catching? Yes. Quirky? Undoubtedly. This is a kit car that isn’t suited to all tastes, but for the person who wants to stand out in a crowd, it would be perfect. In addition, maintenance should be very easy, and parts should not be a problem. I won’t be surprised if this one sells pretty quickly.

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Comments

  1. 370zpp

    Does it come with any mowing attachments?

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    • unclemymy Member

      That comment alone is worth this month’s subscription payment. God, I love this blog!

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  2. Little_Cars Little_Cars Member

    My vote for worst photos to sell a car. No pictures of the engine that is if the seller even knows how to access it. When you have to crane your neck to look at most of the pics, and no full-on profile shots of the damned thing. Shoot. I know I’ll sound like a broken record but hey, if I’m gonna part with $15k of my hard earned money give me an album full of detailed photos and leave the creative supermodel shots to People magazine.

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    • JMB#7

      A super model in this car, just might help sell it

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  3. MikeH

    It could have anywhere from 375 to 602ccs. I would love to see the plans for converting a four wheel 2cv chassis to a three wheeler—-in an hour.

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  4. Matt

    The mowing attachment question is the best !!!!!!!!!!!
    I wish I had thought of it.

    matt

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  5. Brakeservo

    I have imported and sold over a dozen of these over the years. Never heard of them referred to as a Lomax Lambda though, or Lambada as in the seller’s Facebook post. As I recall, the 3 wheeler is the Lomax 223 and the 4 wheeler is a 224.

    Fun to drive, nominally safer than a motorcycle, maybe! Not to slow – somewhere on YouTube I have a video of one at speed at Portland International Raceway with my cute blonde passenger screaming her lungs out! I can’t really imagine that anyone would build or import one with anything less than the 602cc motor, but I suppose anything is possible. And despite the Barnfind writer’s assertion, I’ve never seen one with wire wheels as they are most uncommon. This car has been converted to a floor shift. Too bad, the under-dash shifter provide more room, seems to be a little more precise and is a source of hilarity to those who’ve never seen one in action. Seller’s price is highly optimistic in my view.

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  6. chrlsful

    yep
    “…My vote for worst photos to sell a car…”
    my dishonest meter usually fires off 1st when seeing these. True or not. 2nd is “Well, gee, they don’t care if it sells or not.” Then I see the venue (I tried 2 doz purchases there w/o luck) and so say the thinkin is: “Come, give me ur money – no I will not answ any Qs, give me the amount I ask, take it and leave.” Even flee-bay was better (& I got mid 3 figure bucks ripped off there w/o any payPal or the sight’s assistance on return).

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