Tolman Motorsport Restoration Project: A showcase at the Race Retro
Restoration projects done by Tolman Motorsport was unveiled at the Race Retro Show – Europe’s most historic motorsport show. This took place on the 22nd-24th of February at the Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire
The completed projects included a Talbot Sunbeam Lotus and a Ralt RT3 single-seater. The latter used to dominate the Formula 3 circuit while the former was a daunting competitor on international rally states during the Eighties.
1984 Ralt RT3
This particular vehicle arrived at the Tolman HQ as a pile of chassis and suspension parts. Aside from that, the motorsports engineer described the previous condition of this car as a “jigsaw puzzle with incomplete pieces”.
As a very challenging project, Tolman Motorsport was able to revive this iconic single-seater in time for the 2019 FIA Historic Championship.
1981 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus
By adding a few newer touches, Tolman Motorsport was able to revive and recreate the 1981 Talbot Sunbeam Lotus. They also managed to skillfully preserve the car’s original innate attitude.
They gave the Group 2 rally machine a 2.2-liter and a 250 BHPwork engine as well as an intact FIA-spec axles and body.