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RJH Cars Ltd
Unit 5 Manor Farm, Meppershall Rd, Upper Stondon, Henlow, Beds
SG16 6LJ
Tel:  01462228539
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1949 Sunbeam S8 500cc Direct Drive For Sale

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  • £7,500 As stated
  • 1949
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Price £7,500 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Motorcycles
Make Sunbeam
Model S8 500cc - Matching No Bike
Year 1949
Mileage 323 miles
Country UK
Region Bedfordshire
Telephone 01462 228539
Status Trade
Date 07-Jun-2020
Ref C1217262
This Sunbeam has been dry stored for past 8 years, it has been started and has good compression but will require a proper service prior to road use. The bike has matching numbers to the V5 and I have personally owned this bike for the past 8 years and it has formed part of my private collection of historic bikes that have been used in my showroom as visual displays. MOT & Tax Exempt. I purchased the bike around 8 years ago just because it was such a lovely example of a British bike. What I know about the bike's history is that in 1995 it was purchased by local motor engineer David Watts in Shefford who set about a full restoration of the bike to standard seen here today. This took David around 4 years to complete and has been ridden just over 300 miles since its restoration.

The Sunbeam S8 is a British motorcycles designed by Erling Poppe with styling loosely based on the BMW R75 designs that were acquired as war reparations by BSA (full rights to the Sunbeam brand had been acquired from AMC in 1943). Built in Redditch, the unusual engine layout was similar to that of a car. The engine was a longitudinally mounted inline vertical OHC 500 cc twin based on an experimental 1932 BSA design (the Line-Ahead-Twin - LAT) with coil ignition and wet sump lubrication which, through a dry clutch, drove a shaft drive to the rear wheel. The inline engine made this technologically feasible—horizontally-opposed ("flat") twin engines on BMW motorcycles had already used shaft drives following the system employed by Nimbus in 1918.

Due to the nature and age of our classic cars and bikes we are unable to offer warranties on these vehicles. All motorcycles registered before 1978 do not need an MOT test so we do recommend an independent inspection of the bike to satisfy yourself as to its roadworthyness. Clear of Finance and Insurance Damage, certificate supplied. Please bring your Driving Licence when test driving a vehicle. Viewings by Appointment please, call us on the details below to book an appointment. After Hours up to 9 pm, Call the details below.

One of the unique features of buying your classic car from RJH Cars is we include 3 Months Parts & Labour Warranty within screen price. RJH Cars can assist you with financing your classic car purchase from the market leading Finance Companies however please remember any finance is sts. For peace of mind we welcome you to have an independent mechanical inspection. All cars are clear of finance interests and insurance damage free with a certificate supplied on handover. Why not Part Exchange your car today. Please bring your Driving Licence when test driving a vehicle.
We operate on 'Viewings by Appointment Only' however during this current period of Covid-19 Lock Down we are available on the phone or via social media. To assist you we have a comprehensive video of the car that is available upon request along with around 35 pictures on the website. Deposits are being taken to secure a car and remove it from sale, call us today for more details. Thanks Richard

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