Thursday, July 25, 2024

The police were afraid of it – rare "Opel" abandoned for 30 years

The Opel Lotus Omega was almost banned in England because the police were afraid of not being able to keep up with the bandits on the roads.

With a top speed of 305 km/h, the Lotus Omega, which is based on an Opel of the same name, could and can beat most things on the road. Even today.

The story goes that the British were close to banning the car when it came out in 1990. It was the Daily Mail newspaper and the police union that would have banned the car.

In December 1990, the debate reached the British Parliament, but in the end it all fell to the ground. The rest is history. Among other things. with a few chapters about some wild car chases every now and then.

According to the owner's neighbor, the car here has been standing still for 30 years. Maybe more than that. The odometer in the speedometer reveals that the 3.6-liter inline-six engine with its twin Garrett chargers has just 10,138 miles or just over 16,000 kilometers on it.

READ ALSO: 7 out of 10 electric car owners complain about the same thing in Denmark

Why don't we get an answer to in the video, which can be seen below. At least not before the cameraman is asked to stop filming and leave the scene.

At the time, Lotus had plans to build 1,000 copies of the Omega, which was also called the Carlton. However, it only became 950 due to a general economic crisis in the 1990s.

At home there have been at least a handful of Lotus Omegas. But according to Nrpla.de, there is only information about 3 of them in the Motor Register.

Car number 392 was deregistered in September last year, while car number 347 was exported after May 2021. Only one Lotus Omega apparently has Danish number plates on it at the moment.

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