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.