1926 Sunbeam 14/40 Tourer
£25,200Factory coachwork; lovely orginal example on the
button; new b/e wheels and tyres; set of wellbase included; weather equipment; a
When the current owner of this car saw it advertised, he
simply had to have it - there was no going back. He knew it well, the
car having it first having come into his family at a farm sale in 1952 for
the princely sum of £35.
It was to remain with them until the 1970s,
changing hands a few times, until its previous owner bought the
car through AvonVale Classics in 2001. He passed it to the vendor
It had an engine rebuild back in 1993, complete with a roller
chain conversion and still sounds particuarly sweet and healthy to this day.
The upholstery has been retirmmed, but sufficiently long ago to develop a
lovely patina which adds to the originality and appeal of the car.
Sunbeam coachwork is in excellent condition and the car comes with comprehensive
weather equipment and an Auster screen for the rear.
There are various
bills on file and some old MOTs. A copy of a handbook is also on file as well as
an illustrated spares list.
When it was purchased, the car was fitted
with a set of wellbase wheels which are included in the sale, the car now
sporting a brand new set of the correct beaded edge wheels and Waymaster tyres
which have done very little work. These make the car much nicer and lighter to
drive, the car bowling along all day at 45-50mph with no stress or
Fitted with four-wheel brakes and a conventional pedal layout,
this is an easy car to live with and has plenty of room for
Also included in the sale is a spare gearbox, halfshaft and
brake backplate - all available for collection from the Kington area of
Herefordshire (along with the wellbase wheels) from whence it arrived under its
Offering quality in every sense of the word, this is a lovely,
original and 'ready to go' Sunbeam...For more information - contact
Matthew Parkin 07813 936698