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TALBOT AVENGER

4-door 4-seater saloon/estate.

In its third 'career' (first reviewed) the Avenger lived for less than two years. Basic style as with other badges, and choice of engine sizes. LS/GL/GLS trim packs, but no high-performance versions (unlike previous 'lives'), so 85-90mph from 1.6-litres was best available. An old-fashioned, front engine/rear drive/live axle chassis, with MacPherson front struts and front discs. Dull, dull, dull - and only notable for giving rise to the Sunbeam and Sunbeam Lotus hatchbacks. Still selling steadily when Linwood factory closed down in '81.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1295cc/1598cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1979 to 1981  
Number produced:
37,309 including '79 Chryslers