1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO

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Lot 504* N
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon

Sold for £ 2,530 (US$ 3,468) inc. premium
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon
Registration no. not UK registered
Chassis no. A35042389RSO

Footnotes

  • A works rallying programme was the driving force behind Sunbeam-Talbot developments in the late 1940s, bearing fruit in 1950 with the introduction of independent front suspension on the MkII. The engine was enlarged to 2,267cc at the same time. Further improvements resulted in the MkIIA of 1952. Maximum power increased to 77bhp and the braking system was up-rated with larger drums cooled by ventilated disc wheels. In this improved form a Sunbeam-Talbot 90 driven by Stirling Moss finished 2nd overall in the 1952 Monte Carlo Rally, while works entries walked off with the Team Prize in the French Alpine Rally later that year.

    With the 'Talbot' name being phased out, the car's next incarnation was the 'Sunbeam MkIII', introduced in 1954. Maximum power was now 80bhp and the top speed 91mph, while externally the model received a mild front-end facelift and gained a set of Raymond Loewy-inspired engine bay 'portholes'. Otherwise the MkIII remained much the same as the preceding MkIIA, with four-speed manual transmission and steering-column gear change. The model remained in production until 1957.

    This single-owner Sunbeam MkIII comes with sundry invoices and Jersey tax discs suggesting it was last used in 1994 (but not regularly since the 1980s). It has been dry-stored since then and appears to be fundamentally sound. Sold strictly as viewed.

    Should the vehicle remain in the EU, local import taxes of 5% will be applied to the hammer price.

Saleroom notices

  • Please note the Jersey Registration number for this car has been retained by the vendor.
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1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
1957 Sunbeam MkIII Sports Saloon  Chassis no. A35042389RSO
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