1956 Sunbeam 489cc S8
Lot 465
1956 Sunbeam 489cc S8
Sold for £4,255 (US$ 7,151) inc. premium
Lot Details
1956 Sunbeam 489cc S8
Registration no. FSK 863
Frame no. S8 8420
Engine no. S8 13614
Manufactured in 1956, this S8 went on showroom display in the Channel Islands where it was first registered in August 1959. It was acquired by the immediately preceding owner in 1995 and took part in various events including the VMCC’s Golden Jubilee Run (1997), the Strathendrick and Trossachs Rally (1999) and the 1995 Munster and Irish National Rallies. The vendor purchased the machine at Brooks’ Stafford Sale in April 2000 (Lot 415) at which time it was reported that upgrades included 12-volt ignition and new brake shoes, pistons, main bearings and unleaded-compatible valves/seats. Since acquisition it has formed part of a small private collection and been kept in heated storage, seeing very little use. Benefiting from recently-fitted new front tyre and battery, the machine is offered with (copy) VMCC dating certificate, current road fund licence, MoT to July 2006 and Swansea V5.