Unusual Carlton - any idea what model?


rBotM Winner
Looks a lot like a Catalina I owned a few years ago, mine was a 1959 I think, rear drops outs were different though. I can post more pics if needed.
I don't believe they were 531 though.

Carlton frame numbers

Here are letter dating prefixes...

Early frame numbers were prefixed with a letter. They were stamped on the left side rear dropout.
A 1939 F 1957-58 L 1963
B 1940-48 G 1959 M 1964
C 1948-52 H 1960 S 1965
D 1953-54 J 1961 T 1966
E 1955-56 K 1962 Y 1967


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rBotM Winner
Hi, sorry, I can't remember where I got them from, I copied them from the internet somewhere when I had the bike and saved them in the photo file.
Mine had Cyclo drop outs. I cleaned the bike up and made it work as per the last photo and sold it on as it was.


Old School Grand Master
The rear dropouts are by Vitus and appeared on Raleigh & Carlton models in the early 80's so maybe an indication to when the frame was updated

I do think the rear drop outs are a later addition. Both drop outs are devoid of paint, suggesting a weak diy touch up which has flaked off