This ex-competition car will have some history and will have rally enthusiasts crawling all over it! We’re pretty sure that the history of this Lotus Sunbeam must be traceable. Google search will be busy today!
For a car that has been stored for so long, this particular Talbot looks in remarkable nick and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it tearing up the gravel, forest and tarmac courses next year!
From the seller: “This series 1 Lotus Sunbeam historic rally car may have been an ex-works press/recce car. Carrying a works registration I cannot find it being used competitively by Chrysler; but someone may know differently. However, it is rally prepared with rollcage and 4-point harnesses. Fitted with the 2.2 lotus twin cam engine on 45 Dellortos, mated to a 5 speed ZF gearbox and what looks to be a disc braked Atlas axle fitted with LSD, sitting on minilight alloy wheels.
Having been stored for over 20 years, the shell is very solid but now needs restoring to its former glory. Runs and drives.”