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  • RefCode: TA1124265
  • Make: SUNBEAM
  • Model: 16/9 HP
  • Derivative: DHC
  • Category: Convertible
  • Year: 1,929
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Blue
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: Manual
  • Currency: GBP

The Sunbeam motor car company originated in 1899 in Wolverhampton and was to produce vehicles of high quality through the Edwardian and Vintage periods, with many great sporting achievements. Their finest hour being the Land Speed Record set by Sir Henry Seagrave at Daytona Beach in March 1927, with the streamlined 1000 hp car reaching 203.79 mph. During the second half of the 1920s, one of their most popular models was the Sixteen (16.9 hp) which was available between 1926 30. The motor car offered here is of 1929 manufacture, with Drophead Coupe Coachwork by James Young. In very good sound order, having had much money spent on it during the past few years with marque specialist J.C Engineering, the car drives very well and has recently returned from an event in France. A comfortable four seater with very good luggage space in its capacious boot, this car is ideal for long distance events and touring. The Sunbeam resided for many years in Australia, being repatriated around six years ago. The hood is well fitting and reported to be completely watertight in inclement weather. A slightly higher rear axle ratio makes for relaxed cruising at 50 plus MPH and the car has an easy gear change, unlike many Vintage motor cars. Ready to go and in pleasantly useable condition, the car has much documentation including numerous receipts for recent work, a copy of the Workshop Manual and Drivers Handbook. For more information please call me on 07710-364945 or 01420-474919. We are located south of the Hindhead Tunnel (A3) between Petersfield and Alton. Viewing strictly by prior appointment please. Delivery can be arranged at very competitive rates.

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  • RefCode: TA1122607
  • Make: SUNBEAM
  • Model: 18/2 HP
  • Category: Saloon
  • Year: 1,931
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: See Photo/Text
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

The Sunbeam 18.2 was a bored out version of the company mainstay, the Sunbeam 16hp. The increase in bore from 67mm to 70mm gave a useful 2,398cc and was built alongside the larger engined 'New 20'. The Sunbeam 18.2 is accepted by the VSCC in their PVT (Post Vintage Thoroughbred) list showing just how well respected this model really is and expanding the wide range of events in which it can be used. This fabulous, original example was first registered on the 25th July 1931 and delivered new to a Mr Ramsey of Huyton, near Liverpool where the car spent thirty six years. GP 7592 changed hands for the first time in 1967, moving across Liverpool to Wallasey staying with its second owner 43 years. The car has wonderful provenance, not just having two owners in almost seventy years, but in also retaining a mechanical history since August 1932 when the car had 11,164 miles. The mechanical log records a complete overhaul by Challis of Manchester between the 2nd November and 10th December 1959 and records forongoing maintenance run to 1967. The rare Sunbeam was unused from 1970 to 2010 and since 2010 the car has been treated to a top end engine overhaul including new valves, springs and guides. The sump has been removed, bearings checked, the brakes overhauled, seals and hoses replaced and the water pump modified. The Sunbeam has an almost complete tool kit including a Sunbeam tyre pump which looks unused, original handbook, Autovac booklet and some lovely original documentation including the mechanical notes since 1932, original 'buff' logbook and MOT's back to 1965. The Sunbeam is substantially original, even the paintwork although the wings were restored in 1967. Also in 1967 the carpets were replaced and the wheels painted. Finding a car of this age so original is difficult these days. This has to be one of the most original 1930's cars we have owned and it has so much charm and patina. The car is in remarkably strong condition, likely as a direct result of the meticulous maintenance during thecars years in use. The first owner had been meticulous in keeping the vehicle records up to date and during its time off the road from 1970, the Sunbeam was dry stored and kept in fine fettle. GP 7295 has an excellent strong chassis and underside, solid bodywork, largely original paintwork that shows its age yet does not detract from what is a wonderful beautiful car. The car has been treated to some brightwork over the years and has recently been fitted with new tyres. The interior is wonderful with a delightful patina. The upholstery is a clear indication of how well the car has been cared for and maintained. The inside of the Sunbeam retains quality, luxury and a wonderful honest feel. The Sunbeam boasts a strong engine, robust gearbox and generally very good mechanicals. Brakes have been recently overhauled, the car drives incredibly well with good performance coming from the 16hp engine and this is a pre-war that can be regularly used and has proven reliable. GP 7295 comes with a VSCCeligibility document from 2011 and is certainly capable of long distance touring and regular use. This is not a show car, but an incredibly usable Sunbeam that has to be one of the most original of its type left in existence. The car has everything in terms of originality, provenance, paperwork, reliability, usability and of course the quality and luxury coming from a top class British manufacturer of its day. This is an unrepeatable opportunity not to be missed. The Sunbeam is now a car we now know well having sold it to the last owner in Northern Ireland in early 2017. The Sunbeam has been used for weekend fun motoring for the previous owner and his family, covering lots of local miles and proving completely reliable. Many enthusiasts will advise not to paint the car and retain its oriignality and for this reason we are leaving this decision to the next owner. This Sunbeam would look a show piece with a full strip down and re-paint and would probably command a value closer to 45,000 oncompletion. This is something we are happy to discuss with potential buyers should it be an option. Price: 34,995

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  • RefCode: TA1120101
  • Make: SUNBEAM
  • Model: ALPINE
  • Category: Coupe
  • Year: 1,964
  • Mileage (Miles): 0
  • Mileage (KM): 0
  • Colour: Black
  • RHD/LHD: RHD
  • Gearbox type: N/A
  • Currency: GBP

Sunbeam Alpine Race Car 1964

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