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TALBOT SUNBEAM

3-door 4-seater hatchback.

Merely a rebadged Chysler Sunbeam, following a corporate marquee change, which is to say that a shortened Hillman/Chrysler/Talbot Avenger underpan and suspension supported a neat hatchback body style, with choice of enlarged Imp or Avenger engines, all with Avenger transmissions, MacPherson strut front end, et al. A good bread-and-butter car, keeping Linwood busy, and also spawning the more sporty TI and 'homologation special' Sunbeam-Lotus models. Linwood closed in 1981, so the Sunbeam was axed too.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
928cc (S4 OC), 1295cc/1598cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1979 to 1981  
Number produced:
105,847 including 1979 Chryslers