1925 Sunbeam 20/60 Short Chassis Super Sport DHC

55 444 EUR

1925 Sunbeam 20/60 Short Chassis Super Sport DHC

55 444 EUR
  • Model
    Sunbeam 20/60 Short Chassis Super Sport DHC
  • Year
    1925
  • Condition
    Restored
  • Body Type
    Cabriolet / Roadster
  • Fuel Type
    Petrol
  • Power
    n/a
  • Mileage
    n/a
  • Address
    9 Globe Industrial Estate, Grays, Essex, RM17 6ST
  • Country
  • Published
    over 2 years
Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars LTD
Vintage & Prestige Classic Cars LTD9 Globe Industrial Estate Grays Essex, RM17 6ST, UK
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ID
#27702
VIN
N/A
Color
Green
Metallic
No
Engine
N/A
Engine Number
N/A
Chassis Number
1704ED
Gearbox
Manual
Steering Wheel
RHD
Drive Wheels
RWD
1st Reg. Country
N/A
Doors
2/3
Interior Color
N/A

Description

1925 Sunbeam 20/60 Short Chassis Super Sport DHC.

Chassis number: 1704ED
Registration number: RK3517

Rare & beautiful; this Sunbeam unusually wears coachwork by Brainsby of Peterborough; unusual in that most 20/60 models were bodied at the factory. There were several other Sunbeams bodied by Brainsby in this period, but most were open tourers making this doctors coupe a notable exception. The coachwork is rakish & desirable with the hood easily folding back for convertible motoring. To the rear is a spacious dickie seat for two additional passengers.

The car had a body-off restoration in the late 1980s with a photographic record being taken. Since then it has been used at home & abroad including an ascent of the mighty Stelvio pass in Italy. The car during the last ownerships been continually fettled & improved, the subject of substantial expenditure. It comes to us in first-rate running condition with a strong powerful engine & far more sporting character than an equivalent Rolls Royce of the period.

The car is finished in Dark Green to the Wings & top surfaces with a very pale green to the sides. The paint is in fine order. To the interior is lovely burgundy leather throughout with just the right amount of ageing to feel like a favourite armchair. Woodwork is all equally fine with a dash that extends forward to the delightfully raked Vee windscreen.

Under the bonnet, the three-litre six is well detailed & tidy. It starts readily & exhibits really strong performance running easily in modern traffic. A large & sonorous Klaxon is fitted to the bulkhead. The black hood is also in good order & folds back easily after releasing two catches. Erecting it is a similarly simple affair. An original brass Pyrex fire extinguisher is also mounted to the bulkhead with a more modern item stowed in the running board mounted toolbox.

This is a fine rare large engined vintage car in perfect running order & is fitted with very rare coachwork; we suspect a one-off.

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