1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630

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Lot 325
1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7
Registration no. HRY 557 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630

Sold for £ 5,520 (US$ 6,916) inc. premium
1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7
Registration no. HRY 557
Frame no. 5305
Engine no. 7630
The Sunbeam inline twin was introduced by BSA, owners of Sunbeam Cycles Limited, in 1947. A luxury tourer inspired by the pre-war BMW, it was of advanced specification with overhead-camshaft engine, shaft drive and plunger rear suspension.

This S7 was acquired by the current vendor in June 2013. The machine had already been restored by one of its previous owners, Jeremy Cooper, who had acquired it in December 1972 and is the last owner listed in the accompanying original logbook. Invoices on file appear to indicate that most of the work was carried out during the 1990s, and there are earlier bills present also. 'HRY 557' also comes with a tax disc to June 2015 and MoT certificate (expired 2009).

The machine has seen light use in recent years (most recently ridden March 2015). Since acquisition by the vendor, the clutch has been serviced and the electrics overhauled with a new battery, spark plugs, ignition coil and points. Described by the private vendor as in generally very good condition, the machine is offered with the aforementioned documentation, old/current V5/V5C documents, some expired MoT certificates and a quantity of photocopied technical literature. Careful re-commissioning and the customary safety checks are advised before returning it to the road.

Saleroom notices

  • The frame number is S7-5305 and the engine number is S8-7630.
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1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630
1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630
1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630
1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630
1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630
1951 Sunbeam 489cc S7 Frame no. 5305 Engine no. 7630
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