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The Spring Sale / Property of a deceased's estate, 1938 Sunbeam 347cc Model 8 Project Frame no. 25/2/1475 Engine no. A24E-536

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Lot 404
Property of a deceased's estate, 1938 Sunbeam 347cc Model 8 Project
Registration no. XHR 770A Frame no. 25/2/1475 Engine no. A24E-536
Amended
23 April 2022, 10:00 BST
Stafford, Staffordshire County Showground

Sold for £1,955 inc. premium

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Property of a deceased's estate
1938 Sunbeam 347cc Model 8 Project
Registration no. XHR 770A
Frame no. 25/2/1475
Engine no. A24E-536

Having established its not inconsiderable sporting credentials with sidevalve machines, Sunbeam introduced overhead-valve engines in the mid-1920s, the Model 8 '350' being a new introduction for 1929. This post-Vintage example of Sunbeam's overhead-valve Model 8 was purchased by the late owner in April 2009. There is a letter to the DVLA on file from preceding owner Jonathan Holder stating that he had acquired the Sunbeam as a renovation project from a Mr W Kerwin in 1997 and that it had remained in his garage ever since as a 'basket case'. As can be seen from the photographs, the machine is still in that condition today: dismantled and requiring complete restoration. Sold strictly as viewed, this potentially most rewarding project is offered with copies of old-style V5 and V5C documents and the aforementioned letter.
Offered without key

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All lots are sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding

Saleroom notices

The frame number is 25.2-1475.

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