1980 Talbot Sunbeam 1.6 GLS /// Twin Webers /// 57k Miles For Sale
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|FOR SALE: One of the facelift factory press cars, a 1.6 GLS with twin Weber 40s and 5-speed gearbox.|
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Cherry Red paintwork, Black vinyl roof, Black velour upholstery, Twin Weber 40 carburettors, Five-speed manual transmission, 8-spoke Revolution alloy wheels in gold, Rally-style spotlights with covers, Sports steering wheel, Original peak number plates, Laminated windscreen, Heated rear window, Rear parcel shelf, Split-folding rear seats, Spare wheel.
The Talbot Sunbeam is a rare sight on the roads today, and this pre-production facelift example is rarer still. As one of the factory press cars it’s understood that this very GLS in gleaming Cherry Red was used and photographed for the 1980 manufacturer sales brochure – a copy of which is included in the accompanying History File.
As per factory specification this 1.6 GLS is equipped with a black vinyl roof, which presents in great condition. The bodywork is also finished to a good standard following a bare metal refurbishment some years ago. Looking closely, the majority of trims appear original throughout but do show some light patina. Four rally-style fog lamps mounted to the front bumper really add to the sense of occasion.
The plush velour seats present well front and rear, with no signs of any wear to the soft upholstery. Dressed in black, the modest cabin retains a very classic feel with minimal switchgear and no unsightly modern ‘upgrades’ – even the parcel shelf is free from damage having never been fitted with aftermarket speakers. The sporty Talbot steering wheel is also in great shape, and glancing across the dash there are no cracks to be found.
ENGINE AND TRANSMISSION
The original 1.6-litre engine has been fully rebuilt and subtly upgraded with a performance camshaft and pistons, double spring head, four branch manifold, and twin Weber 40s. The unit is mated to a five-speed gearbox, through which power is transferred to the rear wheels. Upon arrival with us the car was freshly MOT’d and fully inspected for the new keeper’s peace of mind.
WHEELS, TYRES AND BRAKES
The Sunbeam sits on an unmarked set of Revolution alloys finished in gold. The wheels are shod in a matching set of Nankang tyres, each one with plenty of tread remaining. Out on the road the brakes to a fine job of stopping the car quickly and in a straight line.
This rare and unique 1.6 GLS was first registered in October 1980. It has now driven just 57k miles from new in the hands of only five keepers. Inside the accompanying History File you’ll find the dealer-supplied Talbot document pack, service booklet, owner’s manuals, and original sales brochure featuring this particular car. The low mileage is well documented with numerous MOT certificates dating right back to 1983, when the car was just three years old.
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