Lot 87 (The Pavilion Gardens, 19th July 2018)
Sold for £19,125
(including buyers premium)
Registration No: SF 7406
Chassis No: 5551G
Mot Expiry: Exempt
- Formerly part of the renowned Sword Collection in Ayrshire
- Extensive engine overhaul (pistons etc) plus new water pump bearings
- Retains much of its original interior trim and a lovely patina
Vendor Condition Ratings:
Engine: 'Very Good'
Electrical Equipment: 'Good'
Interior Trim: 'Good'
The 1920s witnessed Sunbeam win the French and Spanish Grand Prixs, finish second at Le Mans, set numerous Land Speed Records and cause Henry Royce consternation regarding the quality and refinement of its products. Introduced in 1926, the 16.9hp was powered by a 2035cc (later 2193cc) OHV straight-six engine allied to four-speed manual transmission. Reputedly capable of over 60mph (coachwork permitting), the newcomer was available in two seater, tourer, fixed head coupe, folding head coupe, coachbuilt saloon, Weymann saloon, Mulliner Weymann saloon and Weymann limousine guises. Some 3,495 16.9hp cars are thought to have been made before the model was revised for 1931. Though, today survivors are comparatively few and far between.