1980 Lotus Sunbeam Talbot

Lot: 160

Sold for (£): 12,190
Offered for sale is a 2.2L 1981 Talbot Lotus Sunbeam manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 107 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

This particular car is a series 1 model that was first registered in January 1981 and comes in the classic colour scheme of Embassy black with silver strips. The car has been treated to some restoration, with many invoices on file. Much of this work was carried out by marque specialist, Simon Robinson of Darlington. This included a rebuilt gearbox and engine, the latter receiving a new set of pistons, and now putting out a respectable 148 Bhp as a Skip Brown dyno sheet confirms.

Uprated front disc brakes with four-pot calipers have also been fitted, together with coil-over front suspension for enhanced road holding. Since the restoration was completed the car has only covered some 3,000 road miles.

Supplied with all its original handbooks, new MOT and a large history file, including many old M.O.T.'s back to 1988, (at 44,700 miles which has now risen to some 68,799 miles).


Lot Details

Registration: NKR 551W RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1981 Engine size: 2.2L
Make: Talbot Odometer reading (miles): 68799
Model: Lotus Sunbeam MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: T4DCYAL306337

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 107 / 135


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About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history