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1980 Talbot Solara 1.6 GLS £1000 or make me an offer!

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#1 OFFLINE   Dayno


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:03 PM

I better put this up for sale before I change my mind.


More on this car here: http://autoshite.com...solara-16-gls/ 

and here: http://autoshite.com...bot-solara-gls/



Good points:


*Very rare - only roadworthy 1.6 GLS left in the UK according to howmanyleft and 1 of about a dozen Solara's remaining.

*Lots of new parts: plugs, leads, cap, rotor arm, fuel pump, fuel filter, etc. 

*Oil & filter change done last week.

*MOT'd until August 2019 so can be driven.

*Nice reg with original raised rivet number plates.

*Complete and original apart from exhaust. 

*Comes with some paperwork, old booklets, and many keys.

*Starts every time and goes really well if you want it to.


Bad points:


*Running issue: intermittent spluttering at low revs/light throttle and sometimes stalls when coming to a stop as the revs can drop below idle, still not sure what is causing this.

*Tatty appearance all over with rust, mismatched paint and filler in places but completely solid underneath, a real survivor car.

*Passenger controls for electric front window does not work, but ones on the driver's side do. Also, passenger rear door doesn't open, handle seems to be stuck.

*Lets in water somewhere at the front, luckily this collects on the shelf below the glovebox after a heavy downpour so doesn't get to soak the carpets or anything.

*Has an aftermarket backbox so might be loud to some although I quite like the sound.


Didn't really want to sell this but at least one of my cars has to go due to a lack of space/money and this isn't being used much now because of the running issue.


I would like £1000 but if you want to make me an offer, feel free and I'll consider it.


I'll most likely be listing it elsewhere so might sell at any time. 


PM me for any questions/offers.


I'm in Norwich, Norfolk.




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#2 OFFLINE   aldo135


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:12 PM

That is brilliant GLWTS
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#3 OFFLINE   captain_70s


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:13 PM

Cor! That is proper shite.


I have the same steering wheel lock in my Acclaim.

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#4 OFFLINE   Nibblet


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Posted 28 January 2019 - 11:40 PM

Christ that really is the steam on the shite; hope it stays in the fold.
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#5 OFFLINE   GeordieInExile


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 09:15 AM

That is an exceptionally shite steering wheel.
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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:13 AM



Actually saw an A reg one of these the other day in the Aldi car park - was in a rush so couldn't talk to the chap but it was a delightful shade of beige.

#7 ONLINE   barefoot


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 11:13 AM

The rough running may be resolved simply by adjusting the tappets so that they all rattle like bastards.

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#8 OFFLINE   sierraman


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 02:26 PM

Have you tried slinging the carb and fitting a recon one?

#9 ONLINE   TheDoctor


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 02:29 PM

I want this, don't even mind the issues. Can't afford it though :'(

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#10 OFFLINE   Squire_Dawson


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Posted 29 January 2019 - 02:45 PM

At around £300 I would not bin the carb... that was what I paid for a brand new one for it. Nothing wrong with the carb on this car. I'm sure I detailed all the work I did to it.

Squeak, rattle and roll.



Thanks restorer.


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#11 OFFLINE   ProgRocker


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Posted 01 February 2019 - 08:28 AM

This came up on my classic cars ebay search. I didn't realise this beauty was local to me. Good luck with the sale Dayno. :)

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