Lot 326: Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Mk II
Launched in 1948, the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 was an elegant and individual sporting saloon, of remarkably high quality.. Its substantial chassis featured leaf spring suspension all round while its 1,944cc, long stroke four cylinder engine, producing 64bhp at 4,100rpm, was good for 80mph and 0-60mph in 26.8 seconds via a column change four speed gearbox. By autumn 1950 it had appeared in Mk II form with independent coil spring/wishbone front suspension, considerably stiffer chassis and the Humber Hawk's 2,267cc 70bhp engine. The car on offer today is a Talbot 90 Mk II and has been in the Phaeton's museum collection for 13 years. It is the company's most expensive luxury model based on designs by the company's design department, and had a 2300cc engine, 4 doors that opened and closed on 'cupboard' hinges and luxuriously equipped interior. Production began in 1964 and continued for 6 years. This car was restored in 2003 by the museum's technical department, with only original equipment used. The interior features beige leather seats with light green carpets, whilst the exterior paintwork is two tones of green. The car was used by the British Ambassador to Greece until 1959.
Coys, Athens, Greece
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