1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133

This lot has been removed from the website, please contact customer services for more information

Lot 418
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10
Registration no. WP 434 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 7,800 - 10,000
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10
Registration no. WP 434
Frame no. R1155
Engine no. SS1133
Introduced in the autumn of 1930, the all-new Sunbeam Model 10 featured an overhead-valve twin-port engine incorporating an in-sump oil reservoir, while its conventional cycle parts were lighter than hitherto. Although something of a departure from traditional practice - for the first time there was no fully enclosed chain case on a Sunbeam roadster - the Model 10 was a capable performer of exceptional frugality, over 100mph being achievable. The Model 10 was produced for only two years before Sunbeam reverted to the old Model 8, and is one of the rarer Sunbeam motorcycles of this period. There are only 15 Model 10s on the Sunbeam Register, 11 of which date from 1931 like that offered here. We are advised that 'WP 434' was totally restored in 2004 and comes with all related receipts. Works carried out included overhauling engine; powder coating the frame; rebuilding the forks and wheels; overhauling the carburettor and magneto; and fitting new tyres, chains and sprockets. Described by the private vendor as in full running order, taxed and insured, the machine completed the Kop Hill Climb in September 2019 and last ran earlier this year. Additional paperwork includes old/current V5/V5C documents and a copy of the relevant Sunbeam Register entry.

Footnotes

  • As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.
Contacts
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133
1931 Sunbeam 344cc Model 10 Frame no. R1155 Engine no. SS1133
Auction information

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines.

Bidding Notices

VIEWING
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment.
All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.
Please email: [email protected] with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number or call +44 (0) 20 8963 2817 to book an appointment.

VIEWING TIMES
Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)

SALE TIMES
Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am

BIDS ENQUIRIES
+44 (0) 20 7447 7447
[email protected]

CONDITIONS OF SALE – GUIDE FOR BUYERS
Please see the CONDITIONS OF SALE / GUIDE FOR BUYERS for all pertinent information regarding viewing, bidding, payment and post-sale collection & Transportation

Buyers' Obligations

ALL BIDDERS MUST AGREE THAT THEY HAVE READ AND UNDERSTOOD BONHAMS' CONDITIONS OF SALE AND AGREE TO BE BOUND BY THEM, AND AGREE TO PAY THE BUYER'S PREMIUM AND ANY OTHER CHARGES MENTIONED IN THE NOTICE TO BIDDERS. THIS AFFECTS THE BIDDERS LEGAL RIGHTS.

If you have any complaints or questions about the Conditions of Sale, please contact your nearest customer services team.

Buyers' Premium and Charges

For all Sales categories, buyer's premium excluding Cars, Motorbikes, Wine, Whisky and Coin & Medal sales, will be as follows:

Buyer's Premium Rates
27.5% on the first £2,500 of the hammer price;
25% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £2,500 up to and including £300,000;
20% of the hammer price of amounts in excess of £300,000 up to and including £3,000,000;
and 13.9% of the hammer price of any amounts in excess of £3,000,000.

VAT at the current rate of 20% will be added to the Buyer's Premium and charges excluding Artists Resale Right.

Payment Notices

For payment information please refer to the sale catalog.

Shipping Notices

For information and estimates on domestic and international shipping as well as export licenses please contact Bonhams Shipping Department.