Bonhams : 1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773

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Lot 502
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9
Registration no. SV 9463 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773

Sold for £ 8,970 (US$ 11,564) inc. premium
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9
Registration no. SV 9463
Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped)
Engine no. L4773
Sunbeam had begun experimenting with overhead valves on their factory racers in the early 1920s and these duly appeared on production models in 1924. The new '500' sports roadster was known as the Model 9 - the '350'as the Model 8 - while its race bike counterpart, which could top 90mph, was accordingly designated the Model 90. The overhead-valve Model 9's frame and cycle parts, which had much in common with those of Sunbeam's larger side-valve models, evolved slowly. Sunbeam missed the industry's virtually wholesale switch from flat-tank to saddle-tank frames for the 1928 season, and a saddle-tank version of the Model 9 did not appear until September of that year. Changes to the Model 9's engine were confined mainly to its top-end. The early flat-tankers featured a straight-ahead exhaust port, a peculiarity which necessitated the adoption of a bifurcated down-tube. Pushrod enclosure had arrived by 1930 to be followed a couple of years later by partial enclosure of the rocker gear.

This Sunbeam Model 9 was purchased from a specialist dealership in May 2017 and since then has been used sparingly, covering only some 100 miles in the last two years. Used within the last six months, the machine is offered with a quantity of MoTs (most recent expired May 2013); some photocopied literature; and old/current V5C Registration Certificates. Two reproduction manuals and a reproduction parts list are included in the sale.

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1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
1930 Sunbeam 493cc Model 9 Frame no. LL 4242 (over-stamped) Engine no. L4773
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