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

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

£ 6,000 - 8,000
US$ 7,600 - 10,000
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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.

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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
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