Talbot Samba, 1982-86
Convertible Top and Convertible Top Parts
Classic Two Part Top: Two piece top, top section and window section integrate upon installation.
Original Fabrics: Dealer Talbot tops were Stayfast Canvas in black and Pinpoint Vinyl in black, white and tan.
Warranty: Talbot/Samba tops are made by EZ-On Auto Tops. The factory warranty is 6 years and includes an 18 month labor allowance.
All seams are doubly electronically welded and sewn for added reinforcement. Convertible top fabrics are mildew & mold resistant, and UV treated for color fastness. Plastic windows are DOT rated heavy 40-gauge thick vinyl.
Installers: You can locate nearby installers; Enter "convertible car top installers near me" in your browser search bar. Google will return a list of nearby installers. Two part tops can be installed by the handy meticulous owner using our two part top manual and careful notes taken during the removal of the old top.
About Fabrics: Haartz Pinpoint Vinyl is a classic topping used as original fabric in many dealer tops. It is a two layer top with excellent physical properties and allows somewhat easier installation than canvas tops. Haartz Stayfast Canvas is a three layer topping with a butyl rubber core giving it greater wear rating than the two layer vinyl. It has a rich looking canvas surface.
Almost all manufacturers use Haartz fabrics. They may specify "heaviest weight" or "original replacement" in ways that seem reassuring. But they do not really tell the whole story. Please bear in mind that two things dominate, by far, the quality issue: (a) the manufacturing quality control in the factory that makes the top and (b) the care and thoroughness of the installation. There is a trade-off in weight: heavier is better for resisting tear through, but lighter is better for flexibility and abrasion from within that may arise from movement. Almost all our tops are a flexible medium density (36 oz.) fabric. Heavier is not better in most cases. Where it is, because of the top design, we will say so and the top will be made of the heavier vinyl.
- A5S German Canvas (Robbins) The 100% Acrylic Twill Weave Surface Cloth receives a special flame singing treatment to remove the fabric knap; and is laminated to Black 100% Polyester Dobby backing.
This is the original topping for Porsche Boxster and Cabrio convertible tops. 59 inches (150 cm) wide, made in Germany.
Parts in this category (Talbot Samba) fit cars for years: 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985 and 1986.