2008 CARVER ONE
Historics at Brooklands | 26-Nov-2016 | Historics at Brooklands November Sale | Venue : Brooklands Museum
Category : Classic Cars
Lot No. : 145
Year : 2008
Engine Size : See Description
Transmission : automatic
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Registration No. : LF08HLR
Chassis No. : XNEC1EUJB06000147
Engine No. : 0367319
No longer available - Sold or withdrawn from sale
 

 

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, manufactured and distributed by
Carver Europe in the Netherlands. In June 2009, Carver Europe
declared bankruptcy due to lack of demand at its 30,000 euro price
and ceased commercial production and sales. The Carver vehicle
combines aspects of a motorcycle and a car, both in appearance and
design. Like many microcars, the Carver has three wheels and the
controls of a normal car. 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. The Carver
has a 660 cc 4-cylinder 16-valve engine with a turbo intercooler
giving a power output of 65 bhp and maximum torque of 74 lb•ft at
4,000 rpm. The transmission is a 5-speed manual with reverse and
all wheels are equipped with ventilated disk brakes. The Carver
One, as standard, has a top speed of 115 mph with the acceleration
of 0 to 60 mph in 8 seconds.

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.

This Carver One, finished in Magma Orange, is possibly the most
exiting way to travel around; it can be driven by anyone with a
normal motorcar driving licence in the European Union and in most
countries, the taxation follows the motorcycle guidelines; no need
for a new test or a helmet. The current vendor bought this Carver
new in 2008, and to quote him it is bundles of fun. Wherever you
go, a crowd will form around it and this not to mention the shock
other motorists get when the Carver tilts around a corner.
Definitely the most fun you can have on three wheels; the Carver
combines the practicality of a motorbike and a motorcar in one.
This is a fantastic opportunity to own, what is thought to be, one
just 200 made.


For sale by auction on Saturday 26 November 2016 with Historics at Brooklands, Brooklands Motor Racing Circuit, Weybridge, Surrey, Call 01753 639170