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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    I was the previous owner who did the first restoration. If youhave access to old sloc magazines there's a picture of it before it was restored. I bought it with DAC43Y to make one good one from the two. Some years later 43y was bought by another enthusiast to be restored.
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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Good to hear from you Phil. I do have that magazine with the article you wrote and the pictures from Tim who brought it after you. 120Y did look very sad then but you did a great job to bring her back to life. I know who has DAC 43Y but not sure of it's condition.
    I will dig out some pictures of you with the car I have been given and post later.

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    120Y on left with 43Y. Look how much they have deteriorated.
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    I believe this is you Phil, not sure of the date this was taken but think it is at a club national day.
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    If you still have any photos of when you owned her , I would be interested in seeing them.
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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Awesome car!

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Looking awesome bud shame about the cowboy who had it before you.

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Thats me alright. I think I sold it in 2005 so the piccy will be before then and yes it was at National day. I will have a look to see if I still have any photos left.
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    Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Lovely beam hope to have mine done next year could do with a back panel.are you a member of asoc forum

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Quote Originally Posted by Nuttynil View Post
    Lovely beam hope to have mine done next year could do with a back panel.are you a member of asoc forum
    Sorry , I am not an ASOC member but I will keep an eye out for a back panel for you.

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    That would be great thanks.

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Hi! Nil
    I've got a NOS back panel for a sunbeam Buts its not cheap
    If you ask Mr t he could sort you out membership for sunbeam lotus owners club (SLOC ) as he's a committee member & events organiser for them

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Hi all, not visited this thread for ages. I reckon that Sunbeams must be in my blood, as I am building not one, but two more, and these are keepers................

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    I fear understeer...

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    you don't mess about!..... when it comes to Sunbeams, you must know then inside out by now. Both look like top quality jobs, what's the plans for them?

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Quote Originally Posted by MR tee View Post
    you don't mess about!..... when it comes to Sunbeams, you must know then inside out by now. Both look like top quality jobs, what's the plans for them?
    Well, they are both gonna be stage Rally cars, the black one is going to have a Red Top Vauxy in it, and the Red one, a full historic car with proper Lotus engine etc. Not be for a while now though as I am out of funds for a bit!
    I fear understeer...

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    some crackin machines here, very enveous

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    very nice

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Sorry to bring up an old thread guys. Some unreal lookin cars here
    I'm doing a bit of research on a sunbeam I have
    Reg is A195 VYE its an Avon model
    Does any1 have any info on the car

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    First time looking through this thread for a bit of nostalgia. I owned LBY388V from 1983 - 1992. Is it still out there? DVLA says it hasn't been taxed since 2001, so I fear it is in the great scrap yard in the sky!

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Great to see there's still some interest in this thread and sorry its not been updated for a while.
    Avon's are very rare and any that are still on the road create much attention. I see you have contacted the owners club and they have provided some info although finding any parts specific to the Avon might be tricky but not impossible.
    There are plenty of ex-owners who still miss their Sunbeams and the vast majority of the 2000 odd cars built are no longer around, but any left are much prized and seriously going up in value.

    I have now fitted a set of 15 inch Minilites to my car as I have always wanted a set , but still have the original 13 inch Amil wheels if needed. 13 inch wheels look better but finding decent tyres is getting harder hence the switch to 15's.
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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Gents, somewhere on this old thread I saw a photo of DAC 91Y racing at Lydden. I bought the car new, and wondered if anyone knew when that was taken?

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Quote Originally Posted by Petemesser View Post
    Gents, somewhere on this old thread I saw a photo of DAC 91Y racing at Lydden. I bought the car new, and wondered if anyone knew when that was taken?
    I took that picture at Lydden Hill but can't tell you for sure when. All I know was that it was pre digital cameras as it's a scan from the original printed photo.

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Nice to know a bit more about it though. Certainly wasn't a race car when I sold it...

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    I may have some more info on that car. I will post it on here if I find anything of interest

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    That would be appreciated. I will see if I can find any more pictures.

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    Quite fancy a sunbeam myself ,,dont see many for sale
    Big Wing sold and gone to be a film star

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    Re: Talbot Sunbeam Lotus

    I have had a look and found from the club magazine article on Arbury supplied cars, DAC 91Y was order number 096 and you was indeed the first owner. The Sunbeam Lotus Owners Club have access to all the Arbury sales records and can supply a production certificate which includes a copy of the original sales order to the currant owner. It still shows up as white but hasn't been taxed since 1990 so can only presume it's no longer around.
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