A Family Car
The Lotus Sunbeam qualifies to be termed as an ideal family car for many reasons.
To begin with, it has enough room for four people. It has enough room for cargo in the real, practical sense of the word 'cargo'. On top of that, it is not expensive; with only 5,000 pounds, you can own one. The benefits that you get for this price are just overwhelming. The speed can easily frighten a Ferrari, supposing you hit the top 220km/h limit that it is comfortably capable of achieving.
The Sunbeam was at its best as a routine family model before Chrysler's and Talbot decided to plunge it into the world of motor racing. The best upgrade that made the car a good family model was one involving an upgrade that saw the engine capacity increased from 930cc to 1600cc. The rear axle was also strengthened making the car look more or less like a hybrid variety.
The car rattles a bit once you hit the 70mph. You may find this rattling sound irritating since it might attract attention in a busy street. People who know much about this hatchback are aware of its tendency to make its presence recognized. Beneath all these rattles is an engine that is ready to do all that you want it to, include rallying. If you like cars that stick around for a long time on account of being hard-bodied, this is the model to go for.