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1979-1981 TALBOT Sunbeam 1600Ti specifications


In 1977, and thanks to a UK government bailout, Chrysler UK introduced the Sunbeam. Although it was little more than a shortened Avenger with a stylish new liftback body, the model sold enough to sustain the company’s Linwood factory for another five years. Most were dull to drive, but the 1600Ti version was an interesting proposition, as it was effectively, a shortened, lightened Avenger Tiger. Performance was rapid thanks to the 100bhp 1.6-litre engine running twin Weber carburettors, and proved a popular entrant in club-level rallying.

Production

  • Production:
    10,113
  • Price at launch:
    £3,779
  • Price (excellent)
    £4,000
  • Price (good):
    £3,250
  • Price (average):
    £1,500
  • Price (project):
    £750

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    10.7secs
  • Top speed:
    107.0mph
  • Power:
    100.0bhp
  • Torque:
    96.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    26.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    in-line four
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, MacPherson strut, coil spring
  • Suspension Rear:
    Beam axle, coil springs
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3828mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2413mm
  • Width:
    1603mm
  • Height:
    1395mm
  • Weight:
    920kgs

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