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Talbot Sunbeam Lotus with 6,000 miles from new

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Offered for sale 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus with 6,000 miles from new


To be auctioned with Silverstone Auctions at the NEC Classic Motor Show on 13th November 2021

Serious enquiries only please by email to [email protected]

Viewing will be strictly by appointment only.

The car benefits from:

  • Original radio
  • Original rubber floor mats
  • Original mudflaps
  • Original wheels
  • Original brand new and never fitted spare wheel and Pirelli CN36 tyre, jack and wheel brace.
  • All original glass fitted and each piece is etched with DAC 50Y.
  • Original hand books and folder supplied with the car from new.

The car will be supplied with a file that contains:

  • Original purchase invoice
  • Original invoice pre delivery for supply and fit of locking wheel nut set, front and rear mudflap set and locking fuel cap ( locking wheel nuts have been renewed ).
  • Original V5
  • Copy of V5 when the ownership was transferred from Father to Son
  • Copy of V5 when current owner changed names
  • Current V5
  • MOT certificates from 1986 to 2002 and its current certificate dated February 2021
  • Continuation of Tax discs from 1989-2002
  • Hand book and service book. The service book has just one stamp for its first service in August 1983 showing 945 miles!
  • Period printed photos of the car clearly showing the car’s details then as they are now
  • Letter from the SLOC in June 1993 giving a valuation of the car and the cars condition noted as concours at that time, mileage was noted at 5,051
  • There is a small number of receipts with the car, one of each shows a new stainless steel exhaust system was manufactured to pattern and fitted in July 2001, which is still on the car today
  • 6 period SLOC magazines and an original Sunbeam Lotus brochure

DAC 50Y truly is a genuine, honest and original Talbot Sunbeam Lotus that was first registered on the 19th January 1983.The car was supplied to its first owner by Arbury Service Station near Nuneaton, local to where the owner lived.

The car has obviously been cherished and extremely and meticulously well looked after and had very little use, to this day it has covered just under 6,200 miles, on average, 163 miles per year!

The ownership of the car was transferred to his Son in February 2002 and was kept in the family until January 2009 when Paul Matty Cars sold the car on his behalf who had also previously carried out service work on the car.

The car was sold to Oakfield’s and purchased by a customer of ours to form part of his collection in March 2009 and has remained in our care since then.

It shows one additional owner to the above as the current owner had the ownership transferred from his company name to his private name in April 2013.

As an unmolested car it is in wonderful condition today, fully wax oiled underneath which has really preserved the car. It has been dry stored with us since we have taken care of it ( most likely during the rest of its life also ) and occasionally taken out in good weather for a short run.

More recently, the car has been through our workshop and has been serviced including timing belt, filters, brakes serviced and new flexible hoses, carburettors rebuilt, new set of Pirelli CN36 tyres, runs and drives beautifully with a fresh MOT.

All the trim on the car is original and most likely most of the paint, it is not concours nor perfect, but it is original and 38 years old which makes it very attractive.