Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566

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Lot 218
Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24
Registration no. FKO 883 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566

Sold for £ 4,025 (US$ 5,517) inc. premium
Property of a deceased's estate
1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24
Registration no. FKO 883
Frame no. 659
Engine no. B24 E 566
Having acquired Sunbeam from ICI, Associated Motor Cycles introduced a new range for 1939 aimed at maintaining the Wolverhampton marque's traditions of sound engineering and superlative finish. Designed by Bert Collier, the '39 'Beams featured new 'high camshaft' overhead-valve engines with full-pressure lubrication and enclosed valve gear. The range consisted of 246, 347, 498 and 598cc models, while 'S' sports versions came with high-compression pistons, polished cylinder heads, check-spring front forks, sportier mudguards, upswept exhausts and chromed tanks. Although built with longevity in mind, the 'high cam' - suitably lightened - proved an effective trials mount in the hands of Geoff Godber-Ford, who notched up a succession of victories in the 500 class before war intervened. Sadly, the 'high cam' models did not reappear post-war, by which time AMC had sold Sunbeam to BSA. It is believed that only 600-or-so had been made before the coming of war brought production to a halt.

This rare Sunbeam B24 appears un-restored and complete. The machine currently displays a total of 40,364 miles on the odometer and is offered for restoration. It comes with an old-style RF60 logbook, an old-style V5, an instruction book, and spare parts list.
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Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566
Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566
Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566
Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566
Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566
Property of a deceased's estate,1939 Sunbeam 347cc B24 Frame no. 659 Engine no. B24 E 566
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