1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Avon 'Hatchback' Saloon

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1983
  • Car type 
    Other
  • Drive 
    RHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus Avon 'Hatchback' Saloon
The Lotus company developed many models for client concerns, and this Lotus Type 81 Sunbeam-Lotus celebrated this activity within the Glasius Collection. The notion of a world'class rally car tailored for the open road appealed to the Chrysler (later Talbot) dealer network,and the basic recipe was to provide the basic Talbot Sunbeam hatchback model with extra vigour and so to appeal to a moneyed go faster market.

A 2.2-litre Type 911 version of the Lotus 16-valve 4-cylinder engine was specified, driving through a five-speed ZF gearbox. Borrowing something from Lotus-Cortina experience, the new Sunbeam-Lotus was to be offered only in black and silver, with Marchal spotlights mounted above the front bumper and tailored 'double four-spoke' cast-alloy road wheels.

The Sunbeam-Lotus was launched in 1979 with the Lotus name receiving particular prominence. The finalized 2172cc Twin-Cam engine breathed through t