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1983 Matra Murena Registration no. A692 EHN Chassis no. DX 704441E Engine no. N/A

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Lot 51
1983 Matra Murena
Registration no. A692 EHN Chassis no. DX 704441E Engine no. N/A

1983 Matra Murena
Registration no. A692 EHN
Chassis no. DX 704441E
Engine no. N/A

Odometer reading: 114,393 (184,099 kilometres)
MOT expiry date: 03/02/22

* A rare model of an idiosyncratic sports car
* Mechanically totally overhauled with significant performance upgrades
* Good history with previous ownership of 27 years


The Matra Murena is a rare car in any form and this example is particularly special. At the last count there were only 18 Murenas on the road in the UK, the majority of which are 1.6s, this example is the only one with this engine specification, having a 2.2 litre motor that has been tuned to give more power than the top of the range 'S' model.

The engine was rebuilt by Roy Gillard of Redwood Repairs and consisted of a reground crankshaft, re-bored block, water pump reconditioned, cylinder head replaced, and a new camshaft especially made by Piper Cams. Invoice on file.
The engine was converted to accept twin reconditioned 45mm Dellorto carburettors and was set up on a rolling road where it achieved 144 bhp. Putting all this power down is a new clutch on a lightened flywheel and a 10% higher top gear has been fitted. The suspension and cooling systems have been overhauled and upgraded, including replacement trailing arms, a known weak point. These and the complete chassis have been extensively Waxoiled, part for works totalling more than £6,600. The coachwork was repainted some 20 years ago but is wearing its age well. A rare example ready to be enjoyed.

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Footnotes

Vendor Score Total: 92/100

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Key for sellers' assessments:
1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20/25
Body Work: 4
Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
Glass: 5
Paint: 3
Wheels/Tyres: 4

INTERIOR TOTAL: 19/20
Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 5
Headlining: 5
Seats: 4
Trim: 5

ENGINE TOTAL: 19/20
Mechanical components: 5
Running: 5
Starting: 5
Under Bonnet: 4

RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 20/20
Axles: 5
Brakes: 5
Gearbox/Clutch: 5
Suspension: 5

ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 10/10
Ancillary components: 5
Main components: 5

Car History File: 4

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Please note the chassis number is DX704441

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