1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833

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Lot 93
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
Registration no. DAC 87Y Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833

Sold for £ 29,250 (US$ 40,461) inc. premium
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
Registration no. DAC 87Y
Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
Odometer Reading: 26,600
MoT Expiry: 02/12/21

*Three owner from new, 26,600 miles
*Much history
*Engine set-up on a rolling road: all belts (including cambelt) changed


This low-mileage, three-owners example Talbot Sunbeam Lotus has recently been re-painted in the correct Moonstone Blue and with an eye on authenticity the black side stripes and Lotus decals have been replaced. The wheels have been refurbished and the car's general appearance is very good, with the benefit of lacking any aftermarket additions, our vendor says. As with the outside, the interior has no aftermarket modifications: front seats have recently been re-trimmed in the correct fabric while the rear, which has its original covering, displays slight stretching. The headlining is very good. Such is our vendor's attention to detail they have noted the bonnet pull lever has slightly cracked. The engine is said to be excellent for starting and running and was serviced in February, when all the belts (including the cambelt) were changed. Carburettors were rebuilt and re-jetted and the car was then set up on a rolling road print-out on file). Gearbox and clutch are said to be very good and the brake system was stripped, cleaned and re-built in February – fluids in the axle and gearbox, as well as the brake fluid, were changed at the same time. There is an excellent service history with this car.

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Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 83/100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
    Body Work: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Glass: 4
    Paint: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 14/20
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 3
    Headlining: 4
    Seats: 4
    Trim: 3

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16/20
    Mechanical components: 4
    Running: 5
    Starting: 5
    Under Bonnet: 2

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 18/20
    Axles: 5
    Brakes: 4
    Gearbox/Clutch: 5
    Suspension: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
    Ancillary components: 5
    Main components: 5

    Car History File: 5

Saleroom notices

  • Please note MoT Expiry date is February 2021. Please click the link to view the walkaround video of this lot: click here
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1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus  Chassis no. T4DCYBL424833
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