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Lomax

The Lomax 223 was first created in 1986 by the Lomax Motor Company, UK. The vehicle was designed and built by Nigel Whall, though previously to this he had created a 4-wheeled Lomax 224 (2 cylinders, 2 seats, 4 wheels) in 1983 that was based on a Citroen Ami engine and floor pan. Whall also built a Lomax that had two real wheels close together as seen on some Heinkels.  This however was still classed as a 4-wheeler and so Whall also created a 3-wheeler to take benefit of the 3-wheeler licensing & tax laws in the UK.  The first Lomax 223’s were powered by a Citreon 2CV 602cc engine and was bolted directly to a Citreon floor pan with a body made of fibreglass and a bonded in wooden floor. The Lomax was sold in kit form and so many variations of the vehicle arose and the specifications changed with the option of using the Citreon Ami Super chassis with a 1,015cc engine. One of the biggest changes to the Lomax was the introduction of a “ladder frame chassis” that was provided by Lomax and a new front anti-roll bar.

By 1993 the vehicle was using a lightweight round tube space frame chassis and improved suspension whilst keeping a fibreglass body. In 1994 Nigel Whall passed over full control of the company to David Low where by the company has continued to grow and the Lomax has continued to be improved.  To date around 180 - 200 vehicles are made each year.

The Lomax 223. (My thanks to Alan Cole for sending me this picture of his Lomax.)

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