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We have recently collected this Series 1 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus from a new customer for a rebuild and restoration over the summer months.The Talbot Sunbeam Lotus was first launched at the Geneva Motor Show by Chrysler (later Talbot) in 1979 and this is one of the original 1184 cars that were built in right hand drive specification. Today, the owners club estimate that the are only around 80 of these car left running around.The car was fitted with a 2.2 litre Lotus twin cam engine using twin 45 Delorto carburetors and connected to a 'dog leg first' ZF gearbox and. Suspension was engineered by Lotus. Power from the standard engine was stated at 150bhp and with the car weighing just 960kg, a 0 - 60 time of 6.6 seconds was quoted for the standard car. In 1979/80 this was fairly impressive for one of the original 'hot hatches' This particular car retains all the original features including the original body shell. Work will commence shortly with every effort being made to keep the car as original as possible. We will post details of progress. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Great car the Sunbeam Lotus, I was 17 and at college when it first came out , I thought it was fantastic so my friend and I put suites on and went to the local dealer and asked for a test drive each ! We maxed the car out... it was a quick car

Had one of those when I was stationed in Germany πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ

Perry C. Antoniou is your man if you need parts from the Club, will have to be a member😁

2 weeks ago

TME Motorsport Engineering Ltd

Just when you thought spring was here and summer was not far away, this is a stage on today's Limerick Forestry Stages, a round of the Irish Forestry Championship today (3rd of March) Event has been cancelled due to the conditions. Looks like proper rallying conditions to us. 😁😁

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Who needs Sweden when your in Limerick Irish Forestry Championship
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That won't aid adhesion

Over the winter we have fully rebuilt the Caterham R400 of Gregg Catton ahead of his programme in this years CSCC Gold Arts Mag 7's series. We have had the engine rebuilt by K Series specialist Jason Langham of Hellier Performance. Yesterday we took the car over to Luke Stevens Developments to check the mapping and put a few controlled miles on the engine and rebuilt transmission ahead of the official CSCC test day at Snetterton on the 22nd of March. It was a successful day with some small improvements on last years specification. Thanks to Luke Stevens and Steve Greenald for their fine work. ... See MoreSee Less

 

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Top man on the mapping just asking what bhp and max revs ?

4 weeks ago

TME Motorsport Engineering Ltd

The latest edition of the Historic Rally Cars Register magazine, 'The Old Stager' includes an article about TME Managing Director Clive Taylor. The article covers Clives 40 years of involvement in motorsport, his time working at the very highest level of rallying with GSE Motorsport Europe and M Sport, the ideas behind the formation of TME Motorsport Engineering Ltd and his plans for the future. Thanks go to Gregg Catton for writing the article, Steve Pugh for photographs and Ian Shapland at the HRCR for publishing the article. ... See MoreSee Less

The latest edition of the Historic Rally Cars Register magazine, The Old Stager includes an article about TME Managing Director Clive Taylor. The article covers Clives 40 years of involvement in motorsport, his time working at the very highest level of rallying with GSE Motorsport Europe and M Sport, the ideas behind the formation of TME Motorsport Engineering Ltd and his plans for the future. Thanks go to Gregg Catton for writing the article, Steve Pugh for photographs and Ian Shapland at the HRCR for publishing the article.Image attachment
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