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Lot 436
1925 Sunbeam 20/60HP Tourer
1925 Sunbeam 20/60HP Tourer
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Lot Number: 436
Result inc Premium: £30,000
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 1280E
When this 3180cc 1925 Sunbeam 20/60 was finished by the factory, it was in somewhat different form to how it looks today. Destined for South Africa, it left these shores as a chassis and engine and, upon arrival, was fitted with a hearse body and worked as a lead funeral car for many years.

Following this, its career took a bit of a nosedive and it was converted to flat‑bed truck, with a crane fitted for vehicle recovery duties. It then spent some time in a scrapyard before being found by a sympathetic family who had it rebuilt with an open tourer body . Water buffalo hide was used for the seats, making them especially waterproof. The car came to the UK in 1989, and was maintained for many years by a classic car racing driver.


We are told by the vendor that the toolbox on the running board originally belonged to Henry Wilding, the chief mechanic at Sunbeam, and went with him to the world speed record attempt at Daytona Beach in the USA during March 1927. Here Henry Segrave became the first person to travel at over 200mph in the Sunbeam 1000 HP Mystery record car.

Along with the V5C and file of history and documents, the car will also come with two large chests of valuable spares.

PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 20TH OCTOBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
When this 3180cc 1925 Sunbeam 20/60 was finished by the factory, it was in somewhat different form to how it looks today. Destined for South Africa, it left these shores as a chassis and engine and, upon arrival, was fitted with a hearse body and worked as a lead funeral car for many years. Following this, its career took a bit of a nosedive and it was converted to flat-bed truck, with a crane fitted for vehicle recovery duties. It then spent some time in a scrapyard before being found by a sympathetic family who had it rebuilt with an open tourer body . Water buffalo hide was used for the seats, making them especially waterproof. The car came to the UK in 1989, and was maintained for many years by a classic car racing driver. We are told by the vendor that the toolbox on the running board originally belonged to Henry Wilding, the chief mechanic at Sunbeam, and went with him to the world speed record attempt at Daytona Beach in the USA during March 1927. Here Henry Segrave became the first person to travel at over 200mph in the Sunbeam 1000 HP Mystery record car. Along with the V5C and file of history and documents, the car will also come with two large chests of valuable spares. PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR VIDEO PRODUCED 20TH OCTOBER BY ACA OF THIS CAR.
  • V5 Present
  • Chassis number: 1280E
Result inc Premium: £30,000

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