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  • Well kept and very original 1600cc Murena 
  • Recent engine rebuild 
  • Maintained by well known Matra specialists 
  • Original Dutch registration car 
  • Updated to ‘S’ aesthetics with side skirts and spoiler 
  • Rare, interesting and very entertaining 80s sports car 
  • Only four registered keepers from new 

The Appeal

It wasn’t a new idea - that accolade likely belongs to the Ferrari 365 ‘Tre Posti’ - but it was certainly a clever one.So clever that Gordon Murray recycled it for McLaren’s F1.Of course, we’re talking about the Talbot-Matra Murena, a sports car that could seat three.Side by side.

The quirky Talbot-Matra was a newer, nimbler version of the earlier Bagheera, the Matra that had introduced the very French three-abreast sports car idea to modern buyers.Mid-engined, with excellent weight distribution, it was light and entertaining in a way few contemporaries could manage.Of the 10,000 built more than half were equipped with the Simca 1,592cc engine like this one. 
Its very well kept condition is a timely reminder of just how stylish and unusual these cars were.A recent engine rebuild and regular APK tests attest to its readiness for a new buyer.For that lucky person, this is one of the more interesting modern classics we’ve seen in recent months.

History and Paperwork

  • First registered in 1982
  • Original Dutch registered car 
  • Odometer reads 188,558 KM
  • Folder of documentation about the car
  • Odometer report from the RDW
  • Two APK reports
  • Photos of the engine block after overhaul
  • Dutch instruction booklet
  • This booklet mentions that the engine was overhauled at 166,000 km

The Condition

  • Smart and well kept car which is mostly original and in good condition 
  • Popular Murena S features side-skirts and a rear spoiler
  • Fibreglass bodywork appears to be well presented with straight and consistent panels 
  • Finished in Bordeau red with good paintwork and original factory decals 
  • The vendor reports that the car has likely been fully or partly repainted at some point 
  • Stylish brown velour three seat interior is very well kept for age with few signs of wear
  • Fitted with optional alloy wheels, tinted glass and electric windows 
  • Other original features include Blaupunkt stereo 
  • Alloy wheels in good order with tyres showing good condition and tread 

The Mechanics

  • 1,592 cc 90bhp ‘Poissy’ Simca mid-engined car
  • Engine professionally overhauled at 166,000kms with photographic record
  • According to the Matra Specialist, the car is equipped with a Matra Bagheera carburetor set
  • 5spd manual gearbox 
  • Transaxle contributes to excellent weight distribution 
  • Maintained for many years by Carjoy Classic & Sports Car a Matra specialist in Leerdam (Netherlands)
  • The car runs, drives, brakes, and shifts well


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Vehicle specification
  • Year 1982
  • Make Talbot
  • Model Murena
  • Colour Red
  • Odometer 188,558 Kilometres
  • Engine size 1592
Listing Details
  • Seller Type Trade
  • Town Friesland
  • Location International
  • Country Netherlands

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