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Sunbeam Sport Saloon MK III 2.2 Liter — 1955

A fantastically nice Swedish-sold Sunbeam that has been in the same family since 1964. It has been inspected/MOT for life and is ready to use.

Ted Gryth
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"The current owner, who bought it in 1964, has renovated and used it over the years. Nothing has to be fixed, and the car is ready to drive."

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Ted Gryth
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"The current owner, who bought it in 1964, has renovated and used it over the years. Nothing has to be fixed, and the car is ready to drive."

Description

The current owner purchased this beautiful Sunbeam in 1964 and had it completely rebuilt, including the repair and replacement of old parts. It was put together with care and has been used sparingly during the summer. It has been fixed and serviced when needed; for example, the entire inside was restored to its original design around 20 years ago. In addition, a substantial amount of literature is included with the purchase.
Because this car enthusiast believes he is pressed for time to properly use the car, he wishes someone else should take over it.

Technical data

  • Year
    1955/1955 
  • Registration date
    1955-01-01 
  • Mileage
    79000 km 
  • Kw / hp
    59 / 80 
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol 
  • Transmission
    Manual 
  • Interior finish
    Leather 
  • Colour
    Black 

Condition

  • Mechanical condition:

    Everything crucial works, and the mechanical condition is excellent. The original radio is broken, but a more current one is mounted in the glove compartment. It also has a Ferrita stainless steel exhaust system and electronic ignition.

  • Interior condition:

    Interior has been professionally reupholstered in the original style and is in excellent shape with minor signs of use. A complete original toolbox on the inside of the boot lid is a nice touch.

  • Exterior condition:

    The paint and chromework are in excellent shape, with only minor signs of wear. Excellent condition wheels and tires.

  • General condition:

    A ready-to-drive enthusiast car that has been meticulously restored. Fits just as well in a nice car garage as it does in a museum.

MOT (tech. insp.)

Fordonsstatus: Itrafik 1994-06-11 (Konvert)
Ursprungsbesiktning: 1955-01-01 (regbes)
Datum i trafik första gången: 1955-01-01
Senast godkända besiktning: 2018-05-03
Besiktigad tom: -
Skattebefriad: Ja
Körförbud: Nej
Antal ägare: 1

Facts about the model

Sunbeam Sport Saloon MK III

En vinnare av Monte Carlo rallyt 1955!

Från 1954 till 1957 fortsatte bilen, men utan Talbot - namnet och marknadsfördes som Sunbeam MkIII och märktes på kylaren som Sunbeam Supreme. Drophead-kupén gjordes inte efter 1955.

Det gjordes några smärre förändringar framtill med förstorade luftintag på varje sida av kylargrillen och tre små luftintag precis under varje sida av motorhuven nära vindrutan. Två-ton färgscheman var också tillgängliga. Motoreffekten ökades till 80 hk (60 kW) och överväxel blev ett alternativ.

En Mk III som testades av The Motor magazine 1955 hade en topphastighet på 93,6 mph (150,6 km/h) och kunde accelerera från 0-60 mph (97 km/h) på 17,4 sekunder. En bränsleförbrukning på 22,1 miles per imperial gallon (12,8 L/100 km; 18,4 mpg - US ) registrerades. Testbilen kostade £1191 inklusive skatter.

De största Rootes Group-återförsäljarna i Leicester, Castles of Leicester, erbjöd en ombyggnad som flyttade växlingen till transmissionstunneln, modifierade cylinderhuvudet, monterade en luftskop för motorhuven och ändrade hur bagageluckan öppnades. Dessa modeller var inte kopplade till Sunbeam-fabriken utan kallas ibland för Mk IIIS. Ett 30-40-tal bilar modifierades. Den reviderade växlingen erbjöds också som ett eftermarknadstillbehör och passade även att passa till tidigare modeller.

Cirka 2250 gjordes.

Location and viewing Information

Location: Skanör

For viewing the vehicle, contact the valuator/depot:

Ted Gryth
+46 705-65 67 27
ted@bilwebauctions.se

Pick up

Collection must take place before: 2022-04-07.

NOTE! Payment (deposit to our account) must be made within 5 days and before collection.

Auction information

General information about the condition of the vehicles .
  • At this auction, many vehicles have been included in car collections and have been stored (mothballed) for a long time. For this reason, they are described from a collector's perspective and may need technical reviews and maintenance service - oil, battery replacement, new tires, brake review, etc. - before they can be used. .
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