Built by the Talbot Competitions Department for the 1982 British Open Rally
Championship, YHP 333X was the first Sunbeam Lotus painted in the Peugeot Talbot Sport colour scheme. It is now the only known
works Sunbeam Lotus proven to be in its original shell and to have a current MSA Competition Log Book.
1982 Welsh Rally - Blomqvist/Cederberg
- 3rd overall
1982 Scottish Rallye - Blomqvist/Cederberg - retired leading
1982 PACE Rallye - Blomqvist/Cederberg - 4th overall
1984 Barhain Rally - Brookes/Broad - 1st overall
Following the end of the 1982 season, it was sold to Talbot Sport contractors
Mike Little Preparations in Carlisle. Under their ownership it was converted to right hand drive and used by Russell Brookes to win the 1984 Barhain International Rally outright.
It was then sold on into private ownership, competing in numerous Scottish events before being bought as a restoration
project by the present owner. The restoration was undertaken by original Talbot WRC contractors Phil Davison and Jim Little,
both of whom were significantly involved in the car's initial creation and running support.
Originality has been preserved throughout
the car, with simpathetic introduction of the minor modifications necessary to qualify for a current MSA rally log book.
Klick here for a video of YHP 333X.
Special thanks to the owner Julian Burch for the car details, also special thanks to Simon for the pics.