1955 Sunbeam 489cc S8 Frame no. 7700 Engine no. S8 12573

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Lot 308
1955 Sunbeam 489cc S8
Registration no. LBU 431 Frame no. 7700 Engine no. S8 12573

£ 3,000 - 4,000
US$ 3,800 - 5,000
Amended
1955 Sunbeam 489cc S8
Registration no. LBU 431
Frame no. 7700
Engine no. S8 12573
A wartime design by Erling Poppe, the Sunbeam inline twin was introduced by BSA, owners of Sunbeam Cycles Limited, in 1947. A luxury tourer, it was of advanced specification with overhead-camshaft engine, shaft drive and plunger rear suspension. The clutch housing and four-speed gearbox bolted directly to the back of the engine, which was rubber-mounted in the duplex loop frame, an innovation that required a flexible joint in the exhaust system ahead of the silencer. The first S7 version was equipped with balloon tyres, a feature not carried over to the deliberately more conventional, and also lighter and cheaper, S8 introduced in 1949. In the current ownership since October 2011, this S8 is described as in generally good running order, benefiting from an engine to-end overhaul, rebuilt dynamo and new front tyre. The machine is offered with a V5C document.

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  • The frame number is S8-7700.
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1955 Sunbeam 489cc S8 Frame no. 7700 Engine no. S8 12573
1955 Sunbeam 489cc S8 Frame no. 7700 Engine no. S8 12573
1955 Sunbeam 489cc S8 Frame no. 7700 Engine no. S8 12573
1955 Sunbeam 489cc S8 Frame no. 7700 Engine no. S8 12573
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