FOR SALE You have to take the wheel to experience the flight of speed and manoeuvrability that this exciting rally-bred sporty car can really offer. Outright winner of the 1955 Monte Carlo Rally and powered by a lusty 2267cc engine delivering 80b.h.p, with a top speed of around 100mph assured the car outstripped all the competition both here and overseas.
The car was purchased new 12/2/1955 and was owned by a real die-hard Sunbeam enthusiast, it served as the family car for many years and was finally taken off the road when the current owner embarked on a total chassie up restoration. Work progressed very slowly with all mechanically components checked and refurbished where necessary using many new parts aquired over many years. Sadly the owner died before the work was finished, and it was his son who entrusted the final stages of work to be completed by a professional restorer in 2006.
Finished in what must be the best colour scheme of gunmetal grey with deep red all new leather upholstery and black mohair hood, the culmination of the restoration saw the body all painted to a very high standard most of the chrome has been re-plated, sporting a stainless steel exhaust system and radial tyres all round.
Period and desirable upgrades have been applied to the car as were offered when it was new, these include overdrive gearbox, sevo brakes, proper floor speed change, revolution counter, press-button radio, Sunbeam heater unit, elec aerial and bumper overiders. The car has now covered around 3500 trouble free miles both here and overseas and been awarded many 1st trophies at shows and rallies with a previous owner. Must be one of the very best of examples on the market truly outstanding and much admired car, fantastic value, requiring no work and ready for immediate and enjoyable use. Owners hanbook, Full years Mot, Debit/Credit/Cards/Taken (Delivery Service Available)