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A characterful Talbot Samba LS with just 37,278 miles from new.
Twin bodyside tapes, driver’s remote static door mirror, load adjustable halogen headlamps, electric screen wash, tailgate wash/wipe, heated rear window, side window demisters, cigar lighter, quartz clock, centre console, trip recorder, felt load space covering, 2-speed heater/blower, front seat head restraints, removable fold down rear seat, driver and passenger fascia parcel shelf, rear parcel shelf, courtesy light. Dealer options; S spec alloy wheels, mud flaps, driving lamps.
This very rare Talbot Samba LS based on the Peugeot 104 and Citroen LNA was manufactured by the PSA Group at the former Simca factory in Poissy, France. Finished in Jonquil (Jaune Camargue – code CJ), the paintwork presents well with only minor imperfections and evidence of remedial cosmetic work undertaken. All trim sections, decals and badges are in excellent order and the supplying dealer number plates and rear screen sticker remain with the car. A sporting rally style is achieved with the addition of spot lamps and Samba S alloy wheels, a revision easily reversed should personal taste dictate! Structurally excellent, this quirky dare to be different is your perfect entry level useable classic.
The interior of this low mileage example is spotlessly clean and surprisingly very comfortable. The original Havana Chequers seat trim is remarkably wear free with no discolouration or fading and just one miniscule nick to the passenger base. The simplistic dashboard is virtually perfect and houses sparse but fully functional controls, gauges and switchgear, all with the typical 1980’s French plastic feel! A straight and uncut rear parcel shelf is present and rises with the hatch as intended. A Mountney sports steering wheel has been fitted but the original item is retained with the car. The boot area is clean and houses the original wheel brace and jack. A capable modern classic interior with an abundance of character!
ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
Fitted with the time proven 954cc four cylinder PSA XV engine with a power output of 44bhp, this economical supermini benefits from shared mechanicals with its Peugeot and Citroen siblings to ensure ease of upkeep. A very clean engine bay neatly houses the spare wheel and features factory stickers and plates clear to see. The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is light and slightly vague, exactly as Talbot made them!
WHEELS, TYRES & BRAKES
Five upgrade Samba S alloys wheels are shod in matching branded 155/70 R13 tyres with excellent tread. The bright white wheels are complimented by Talbot embossed mud flaps to complete the rally theme. Dual circuit brakes with 240mm front discs and 180mm rear drums offer ample stopping power.
Supplied new by Peugeot Talbot Main Dealer Triangle of Hull , this example was registered new on 25th May 1983 and has covered a mere 37,278 miles from new. A new vehicle sales invoice made out to first owner Mr C E Shirbon Esq illustrates a purchase price of £3,695 less a part exchange allowance of £350 for a Simca GLS saloon! The fantastic history file features the original factory build cards and Carte Identification along with the Talbot CertiCarte card. The vehicle book packs and guides are all present along with the service record containing a number of supplying dealer stamps and another recent entry dated June 2015 with only 30 miles covered since. A collection of MOT certificates and an original spare set of keys complete the history file.
Fun, frugal and exuding personality, dare to be different with this cheeky little Samba!
MOT August 2017, HPI Clear.
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