1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542

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Lot 59
1964 Sunbeam Rapier MkIV Saloon
Registration no. ABM 869B Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542

£ 9,000 - 11,000
US$ 12,000 - 15,000
Amended
1964 Sunbeam Rapier MkIV Saloon
Registration no. ABM 869B
Chassis no. 3301210HHO
Engine no. B3106542
Odometer reading: TBC
MOT: Exempt


*Desirable all-synchromesh overdrive gearbox
*Very well maintained
*Recently serviced
*Comprehensive history file


Its styling inspired by Raymond Loewy's Studebakers, an entirely new range of cars was introduced by the Rootes Group in the mid-1950s, the first arrival with this new look being the Sunbeam Rapier. A two-door sports saloon, the latter was announced in 1955, in advance of its Hillman and Singer siblings. Whitewall tyres and a chromed waistband dividing the two-tone colour scheme were obvious transatlantic influences, while the Rapier's pillar-less bodyshell and unique wind-down rear quarter window made for the ultimate in fresh-air motoring this side of a full convertible. Styling changes, mechanical improvements, and larger and more powerful engines were introduced as the Rapier progressed through Series I to V over the next ten years.
A superb example of this rare classic, 'ABM 869B' comes with a huge history file of invoices and photographs testifying to the care and attention that has been lavished on it over the years by its various owners. Works carried out have included extensive body repairs and a re-spray; an engine overhaul; and rebuilds of the suspension and brakes. In addition, the car has been fitted with an all-synchromesh overdrive gearbox and treated to a partial interior re-trim. We are advised by the vendor that the extensive mechanical works carried out have made the car a real pleasure to drive, with everything except the clock working as it should. 'ABM 869B' was serviced recently and will be fully checked over prior to sale comes with a full 12-months MoT and the seller's in-house three-month warranty. Offered with a V5C.

Footnotes

  • Vendor Score Total: 81 /100

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    Key for sellers' assessments:
    1/5 POOR. A project vehicle | Requires urgent attention | Damaged | Parts missing
    2/5 AVERAGE. Useable condition | Requires some attention | Light damage
    3/5 GOOD. Drive away | Presents well | Good history file | Drives well
    4/5 VERY GOOD. Well restored | Running and driving with no noticeable faults | Sound throughout
    5/5 EXCELLENT. Concours condition | Beautifully presented | Driving very well

    EXTERIOR TOTAL: 20 /25
    Body Work: 4
    Paint: 4
    Glass: 4
    Chrome/Plastics/Trim: 4
    Wheels/Tyres: 4

    RUNNING GEAR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Gearbox/Clutch: 4
    Axles: 4
    Suspension: 4
    Brakes: 4

    INTERIOR TOTAL: 16 /20
    Seats: 4
    Dashboard/Door cards/Carpets: 4
    Headlining: 4
    Trim: 4

    ELECTRICAL TOTAL: 8 /10
    Main components: 4
    Ancillary components: 4

    ENGINE TOTAL: 16 /20
    Starting: 4
    Running: 4
    Under Bonnet: 4
    Mechanical components: 4

    Car History File: 5

Saleroom notices

  • Please note that this vehicle has a current MOT which is valid till May 2022. And not a full 12 months as catalogued. And doesn't come with a three month warranty.
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
1964 Sunbeam  Rapier MkIV Saloon   Chassis no. 3301210HHO Engine no. B3106542
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