1981 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Lot: TBA

Estimate (£): 16,000 - 20,000
(+buyer’s premium of 13.2% including VAT @ 20%)
Offered for sale is a 2.2L 1981 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 83 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

One of the most competitive hot hatchbacks to emerge from the 1970s...

  • Presented in Embassy Black and Silver over an Anthracite interior
  • 2172cc, 16v Lotus slant-4 with two twin-choke Dellorto 48 carbs and a hot cam
  • Engine built by Skip Brown and the rolling road printout shows 180bhp
  • Fitted with a set of Bilsteins all round and a Quaife limited-slip differential
  • Supplied with a roll of 'Piccadilly' original factory seat covering material


Lot Details

Registration: ULA 107W RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1981 Engine size: 2.2L
Make: Talbot Odometer reading (miles): 106700
Model: Sunbeam Lotus MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: T4DCYBL407615

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 83 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Supplied with a roll of 'Piccadilly' original factory seat covering material to restore seats when the time comes.



Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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Vehicle History

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