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  • Winner of the 1981 Giro d'ITALIA class with driver Gatti
  • Started and serviced regularly
  • Certified original kilometres
  • Equipped with recently overhauled and calibrated self-locking differential and close-ratio axle
  • Handmade steel exhaust made by Giordano, replaced in July

The Attractions

At the time of its arrival in showrooms in 1979, the Talbot/Sunbeam Lotus had come a long way. Designed to excel in rallying, they were equipped with a 155 hp Type 907 four-cylinder engine and a five-speed gearbox. It is a secret known to most experienced small sports car drivers - the 205 and Golf may be the best known cars, but the Lotus can beat them all.

This particular Talbot Lotus 2200 has a fascinating history, having won the 1981 Giro d'ITALIA class with driver Gatti. This particular example has been kept in good condition, started up and handled regularly to preserve its condition. It is not only the history that makes this car special, but also its mechanical features. It has a self-locking differential that was recently overhauled and calibrated and a close-ratio axle. The handmade steel exhaust made by Giordano, which was replaced in July, adds to the car's appeal.

History and Documentation

  • Registered in 1980
  • Italian registration
  • 24,500 km on a five-digit odometer
  • Manual gearbox
  • Engine number E 470
  • Chassis number T4DCYAL303620
  • Registered with the Italian Automotoclub Storico Italiano
  • Complete with registration papers and homologation certificate


  • Very good paintwork with very few scratches or other defects
  • Bodywork free of dents or significant damage
  • Decorated with many stickers and badges
  • Mismatched wheels with one bright orange, two Cromodora alloy wheels and one missing wheel
  • Good condition of chassis and underbody with minimal signs of surface rust and use
  • Interior in good condition with signs of normal wear and use
  • Equipped with sports seats and seatbelts
  • Considerably lightened, with all necessary racing equipment installed


  • 2200 cm³ engine
  • Manual gearbox
  • Has approx. 185 horsepower
  • Newly overhauled and calibrated self-locking differential and close-ratio axle
  • Handcrafted steel exhaust made by Giordano
  • Racing suspension and Lockheed brakes
  • Standard camshaft and wheels are also supplied
  • The seller informs us that the car is in excellent mechanical condition
  • However, he informs us that it may require some maintenance


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1980
  • Make Talbot
  • Model Lotus Sunbeam
  • Colour White
  • Odometer 24,500 Kilometres
  • Engine size 2200
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Private
  • Location International
  • Country Italy

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