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An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles

Sale price: £4,695.00 make an offer

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Date: 2019-05-17
Its what I can afford for a car I grew up in the back seat as a baby. Aaron offered 2529 gbp
Date: 2020-10-09
Does it have a full MOT, without rust on front wings, seals and is everything in working order? Kevin Martyn (from Bangkok) offered 3500 gbp
Date: 2020-10-09
Does it have a full MOT, without rust on front wings, seals and is everything in working order? Kevin Martyn (from Bangkok) offered 3500 gbp
Date: 2020-10-09
Does it have a full MOT, without rust on front wings, seals and is everything in working order? Kevin Martyn (from Bangkok) offered 3500 gbp
Date: 2020-11-09
Is this a current advert for sale or out of date and where is it basedContact me please Alan (from Ongar, Essex) offered gbp
Car location: Peterborough, United Kingdom
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Talbot
Model: Matra
Year: 1983
Type: Standard Car
Doors: 5
Color: White
Mileage: 33,153
Seats: 5
Engine: 1,442
Transmission: Manual
Fuel: Petrol
Power: 80
Drive side: Right-hand drive
Safety Features: Rear seat belts
Interior/Comfort Options: Auxiliary heating
In-Car Audio: AM/FM Stereo
V5 Document: Yes
Service History: Yes
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An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles for sale

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  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles
  • An Incredibly Rare and Versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with Just 33,153 Miles

FOR SALE
An incredibly rare and versatile Talbot Matra Rancho with just 33. 53 miles from new.

EQUIPMENT
Moulded bumpers. body side protection. front crash bar. laminated windscreen. tinted glass. two speed wipers. locking petrol cap. tailgate wash/wipe. heated rear window. sliding rear windows. halogen headlamps. auxiliary driving lamps. roof rack. cigar lighter. split tailgate. inertia reel seatbelts. Veglia clock. Dealer fit options; Additional search lamps.

EXTERIOR
This remarkable survivor is a testament to the pioneering vision of Talbot to create arguably the worlds first sports utility and family saloon hybrid. This brilliant Rancho is finished in Talbot White and presents amazingly well with a bright uniform shine. There is no rust or corrosion or evidence of welds repairs. however remedial paintwork in some areas has been routinely undertaken to a high standard. All trim sections and rugged body mouldings are intact and in excellent order. as is the glass. The optional extra and impossible to source scuttle mounted search lamps are intact although one has a small crack in the plastic housing and the driving lamps have minor internal chrome deterioration. This hugely versatile example has been further adapted for wheel chair access when new by Smulders Systems whilst permanently retaining the rear bench seat. This conversion is facilitated by a rear lowering ramp and an ingenuous electric motor fitted to compress the rear springs and lower the entire rear of the car and allow effortless wheelchair access with safety restraint belt fitted. The ultimate dare to be different classic!

INTERIOR
The rugged and practical yet hugely comfortable interior space is completely original. The large reclining front seats and matching rear bench in grey vinyl with check cloth centre panels are immaculate and completely free from wear. commensurate with such a low mileage example. The durable and washable rubber floor coverings are completely intact and the clean headlining is in excellent order with only three tiny nicks to the fabric. The delightfully sparse yet functional dashboard and fascia are pristine and completely original even down to the original working factory radio! All controls and functions operate seamlessly apart from the electric clock that is inoperable. The gauges display healthy readings with no warning lights. A tremendously well preserved interior. exactly as Talbot Matra intended.

ENGINE & TRANSMISSION
The original four cylinder 1442cc engine produces 80bhp and 88. 5lb. ft of torque allowing fair performance in modern traffic with a top speed of 90mph and 0-62 time of 16. 3 seconds. The engine fires up instantly and is surprisingly quiet. most unlike a Talbot! The four speed all synchromesh gearbox is vague but exactly correct in its operation and the driver soon becomes accustomed to its use.

WHEELS. TYRES & BRAKES
The factory fitted styled pressed steel wheels remain fitted and are shod in brand new 185/70 R14 tyres. The oversize wheels together with uprated suspension offer increased ground clearance over the saloon car variants and cement the appeal of this dependable leisure vehicle. Hydraulic dual circuit braking system with vacuum servo assistance incorporate 9. 2in front discs and 9in rear drums to offer excellent straight line stopping power.

HISTORY FILE
Supplied new by Peugeot Talbot Main Dealer George Blair Addlestone Ltd. this example was registered new on 25th May 1983. A fantastic history file with comprehensive MOT history fully documents the incredibly low 33. 53 miles covered. and a vast collection of invoices clearly illustrate the cossetted ownership. The original handbook and dealer guides are present and even the ‘Talbot Certicarte' identity card forms part of the impressive history file. The previous keeper Mr S Cripps an avid classic car enthusiast purchased the car in order to relive memories of collecting his new born son from hospital in a Rancho he owned from new! The acquisition of two more classic cars has led him to part with this example ready for the next keeper to enjoy and preserve.

Of 57. 92 vehicles produced and with only four licensed examples remaining on UK roads. this pioneering and perhaps the worlds first ‘soft roader' represents an incredibly rare survivor with immense practicality. versatility and onlooker intrigue in adundance!

MOT April 2015. Tax September 2014. HPI Clear.



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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Justin Hague, dated 31 march 2020
Is the vehicle still available?

from Pete, dated 30 september 2019
Hi there, just wondering if the car was still for sale?

from Russell, dated 09 september 2019
I take it this Rancho was sold ages ago?

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