1981 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Lot: 159

Sold for (£): 15,180
Offered for sale is a 2.2L 1981 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 118 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

Now becoming rather rare, an exciting little Sunbeam 'Hot Hatch' ...

  • The Sunbeam-Lotus was one of the most competitive hot hatchbacks to emerge from the 1970s
  • The 2174cc Twin-Cam breathed through two twin-choke Dell'Ortos and produced 150bhp 
  • Freshly repainted in early 2018. New tyres, refurbished and painted alloys.
  • Carburettor tune and setup
  • Lots of old MoTs, V5C. MOT'd until 15 Aug 2018. 88,000 miles. Sensibly guided. Not to be missed 


Lot Details

Registration: RJF 880W RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1981 Engine size: 2.2L
Make: Talbot Odometer reading (miles): 88000
Model: Sunbeam Lotus MOT expiry: 2018-08-15
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: T4DCYBL405590

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 118 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Recently resprayed.


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


New seats material currently being fitted. Will be ready in time for show.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Standard and recently tuned.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


Minor: Major:

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