Sunbeam Rapier V
1965-1967, 3759 produced.
Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Sunbeam first introduced its two door, Hillman Minx based Rapier in 1955. The new model looked modern and attractive and featured a pillar-less side window arrangement. Throughout the models development the Rapier found favour amongst "sporting motorists" and achieved some successes in rally events around Europe.
The final derivative of this the original Rapier range appeared in 1965, the Rapier V. The Rapier V featured a five-bearing crankshaft and a modern alternator. The model continued to sell in steady numbers until its demise in 1967.
|1725cc||S4 OHV||Hillman S4 OHV||81.5mm x 82.55mm|
|ISBN||Title||Publisher||Buy this book|
|1870642120||Practical Classics on Sunbeam Rapier Restoration||Brooklands Books|
Worth the wait
|Publication||Classics Monthly July 2009|
|Worth the wait- Martin Rhode spent years looking for a Sunbeam Rapier - then spent a few more restoring it..|
Buying Power - Sunbeam Rapier Series 1-5
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 5 February 2009|
|Buying Power - Sunbeam Rapier Series 1-5 - Rootes' Sunbeam Rapiers are far more than the Hillman Minx in a posh frock some people image. They are stylish, well-built and even the lowest spec model will whisk you at 80mph. Nick Larkin reports.|
Buying Power - Sunbeam Rapier
|Publication||Classic Car Weekly 27 January 2005|
|Buying Power - Sunbeam Rapier - The Sunbeam Rapier was Rootes badge-engineering at its best, a definite step upwards from the Hillman Minx and Singer Gazelle. RICHARD GUNN guides you through buying one of the most affordable rally legends.|
Run to the Hills - Sunbeam Rapier
|Publication||Classics May 2004|
|Run to the Hills - Sunbeam Rapier - Surrey is a county packed with history and charm. What better way to explore it than in a convertible Sunbeam Rapier? Carlin Gerbich is your guide.|