Lot 110 - 1955 Sunbeam 90 Mk. III
|Odometer reading||88,425 miles|
|Result||Sold - £2,688|
The Sunbeam 90 was produced and built by Sunbeam-Talbot from 1948 to 1954 and continued as the Sunbeam Mk III from 1954 to 1957. A further 3bhp was extracted from the 2,267cc, four-cylinder engine, bringing the total to 80bhp and raising top speed to 91mph, while externally the model underwent a mild front-end facelift and gained a set of Raymond Loewy-inspired engine bay 'portholes'. Otherwise, the Mk. III remained much the same as the preceding Mk. IIA, with four-speed manual transmission, steering-column gear-change and independent front suspension. The model remained in production until 1957, in total approximately 2,250 examples were manufactured.
This Sunbeam has been owned by the vendor for the last six years and has proven to be totally reliable throughout his stewardship. These were stylish cars back in the 50’s with the back door hinged at the rear. Finished in two-tone grey over blue with a matching grey interior we are advised by the vendor LSK 978 drives well given its 68 years of age, although we have been made aware the fuel gauge does not function. Supplied with a V5C registration document this Sunbeam 90 saloon is a great way to enter classic car motoring for a modest outlay.
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