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Lot 01: Sunbeam Rapier Series III

Car, H&H Sales Limited (4 December 2013)

Sunbeam Rapiers enjoyed an enviable record in rallying in the hands of such stars as Paddy Hopkirk and Peter Harper, and are therefore an obvious candidate for the very popular historic events of today. This 'barn find' example has already proved itself in competition, having contested three Historic Monte Carlo Rallies in the early '90s, and therefore comes with an uprated and balanced engine, servo brakes, Spax dampers, laminated windscreen, full-harness belts and suitable FIA papers. PLEASE NOTE: Since the catalogue went to print, we have been contacted by a previous owner of this vehicle who has provided the following information:"I purchased 'KVS 924' in 1999 from the previous aircraft engineer owner who had carried out the rally modifications, which included overdrive on all four forward gears, rally seats, a tripmaster and moving the battery into the boot with provision for a spare alongside. He had taken part in Monte Carlo Rallies during the 1990s and stickers from those were on the rear window. I installed the laminated screen and had the dynamo refurbished. I took part in the Millennium Monte in January 2000 and at that time the car was fully sorted and a serious contender."

Lot Details
Auction Car
H&H Sales Limited, Chateau Impney
Lot Number01
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)£2486
Condition rating2
Registration numberKVS 924
Chassis numberB30151770DHH0
Engine numberB30532450DHH0
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors