1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

Lot: 351

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Offered for sale is a 2.2L 1983 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus manual that has been with the current owner for the last 2 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 122 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

One of the valuable 'DAC' cars authentically restored...


  • 2172cc Twin-Cam breathing through two twin-choke Dellorto carbs producing 155bhp
  • A 'non-sunroof' car with a 5-speed ZF box and Skip Brown limited-slip differential
  • Comprehensive bare metal, glass-out restoration in 2017 with the focus on authenticity
  • Fully rebuilt Lotus engine and carburettors at 57,000 miles - very little use since
  • Finished in Moonstone Blue metallic and retrimmed with correct 'Piccadilly' cloth seat facings
  • New Pirelli CN36 VR period-correct tyres and refurbished AMIL wheels
  • Massive history file - original service book, driver's manual, sales brochure, MOTs and invoices
  • A superbly restored example of the sought-after final batch of DAC registered cars



Lot Details

Registration: DAC 110Y RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1983 Engine size: 2.2L
Make: Talbot Odometer reading (miles): 57906
Model: Sunbeam Lotus MOT expiry: 2020-11-26
Warranted: Yes Chassis number: T4DCYBL424864

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 122 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


The bodyshell was completely stripped by the previous oqwner and received a bare metal, glass-out respray, before being reassembled with new aperture rubbers along with a new windscreen and rubber surround. Most fixings are the original items that have been refinished (e.g. door and bonnet latches, hinges etc.).


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


The interior has been fully re-trimmed in the correct black 'Piccadilly' fabric with new carpets and underlay.


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Fully rebuilt Lotus engine and Dellorto carburettors @ 57,000 miles - very little use since fitted.  High-Torque starter motor. Oil and filter changed March 2020 following circa 1,000 miles running in period.


Gears: Drive-shaft:

Running Gear

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


New Pirelli CN36 VR tyres and refurbished AMIL wheels.


Minor: Major:


Under-dash and Engine wiring looms rebuilt. Correct SEV Marchal spot lamps and covers.

Vehicle History


Massive history file. Original stamped service book and Drivers manual. Original sales brochure. All old MOTs, and massses of invoices. This particular car wears an evocative 'DAC' registration number which is synonymous with the final few examples produced.  These were sold by ASOC Honorary Member Leon Gibbs at his dealership in Nuneaton, Warwickshire and were registered from DAC 2Y to DAC 150Y.


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