Wed, 26th Feb 2014 13:00

The Pavilion Gardens


1927 Sunbeam 16.9 Tourer

Sold for £29,250

(including buyers premium)

Lot details
Registration No: RX 693
Chassis No: 54949
Mot Expiry: Exempt

Discovered in a Dorset garage some years ago when fitted with an Austin body, Trevor Hirst was commissioned to rebuild the body in its original form. Having located an identical Sunbeam tourer, the measurements taken enabled him to accurately recreate the ash frame and body. Following the rebuild it was retrimmed by Alan Piper of Wincanton to original specification. We understand it has more recently benefited from a new radiator core - handmade by specialists to the original pattern at a cost of c.£2500.
Amazingly, a previous owner got in touch saying he bought the car in 1958 and copies of photographs supplied from his family album confirm its tourer coachwork was very similar to the current body. Offered with side screens, hood bag, old buff logbook, Swansea V5 and Historic road fund licence.

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