Talbot Sunbeam Lotus – 1980

This is a unique Talbot Sunbeam Lotus from 1980.
In the color “Embassy Black” with silver-grey stripes.
This car was produced in July 1979 as a result of a more special collaboration between the Chrysler, Talbot, Sunbeam and Lotus brands.
In the period from 1977 to 1980, 2308 pieces were produced, of which nature was used a lot for the serious Rally sport.
In 1981 a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus became world champion.
The Talbot Sunbeam Lotus thus became world champion when the production of the model had already been stopped.

This fast Hatchback with 145 hp competed with the Golf GTI in the 70s.
The strong and reliable Lotus engine (2174cc) is linked to a 5-speed with a “dog-leg” shift pattern.
It is a very cool experience to drive this French-British classic, with rear-wheel drive.

This car has been in a collection for a number of years and is in very good original condition.
There is an extensive file with the car with Dutch documentation and various certificates from the Sunbeam Lotus Owners Club.
This Sunbeam Lotus has recently been completely checked by SJ-Sportscars in England.
A new toothed belt has been fitted and the engine is fully adjusted.
The wheelhouse and the dynamo have been renewed and a complete stainless steel exhaust system has been mounted including the manifold.
This Sunbeam Lotus drives fantastic and the sound is really brilliant.
What a cool car is this.
In our opinion, a Golf Gti is a boring everyday car.


Details

Vehicle None
Price  28.500
Kilometers n/a
Color Black
Transmission Manual
Body
Drive Type Rear
Engine 4 cylinder in-line 2.2L

Specifications

Year 1980
Make Talbot
Model Sunbeam-Lotus
Vehicle None
Seats 5
Doors 2
Drive Type Rear
Transmission Type Manual
Fuel Type Gasoline
Engine Displacement (cc) 2174
Engine Displacement (ci) 132
Engine Type in-line
Engine (l) 2.2
Engine Cylinders 4
Country United Kingdom