Sun­beams shine bright

NT News - Motoring - - CARS GUIDE -

clas­sic mo­tor­ing at its es­ti­mated sell­ing price of $6000-$8000.

The fi­nal Sun­beam in the win­ter sale is a stylish 1969 Rapier Fast­back, a pre­mium per­sonal four-seater coupe based on the floor­plan of the Hill­man Hunter Es­tate of the same pe­riod. Pow­ered by the 1968 Lon­don-Syd­ney Ral­ly­win­ning Hunter’s 1725cc four-cylin­der engine equipped with twin Stromberg car­bu­ret­tors, its four­cylin­der engine de­vel­oped 88HP (65kW), with an over­drive stan­dard on its fivespeed man­ual gear­box.

Few of th­ese Rapier coupes made it to Aus­tralia and they re­main stand­out ve­hi­cles in any clas­sic com­pany. For more auc­tion in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Christophe Bori­bon on 03 8588 0809, or 134 646 (Op­tion 5), or to view auc­tion re­sults, visit shan­nons.com.au

Shan­nons Mel­bourne Win­ter Auc­tion will in­clude this well-pre­sented, 1953 Sun­beam-Tal­bot MkIIA sedan, which is sure to turn heads with its bright green fin­ish

This 1969 Sun­beam Rapier Fast­back coupe is in ex­cel­lent con­di­tion

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