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1930 SUNBEAM 493CC MODEL 9 (LOT 330) SOLD by Auction

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  • £8,000 Auction Estimate
  • 1930
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Price £8,000 Auction Estimate
Ad Type For Sale by Auction
Category Motorcycles
Make Sunbeam
Model MODEL 9
Year 1930
Country UK
Region Oxfordshire
Telephone 020 8963 2817
Status Trade
Date 21-Jul-2020
Ref C1247788
This motorcycle is to be auctioned at our Live and Online Summer Sale, Hanger 113, Bicester Heritage, OX26 5HA.

SALE TIMES
Friday 14 August Spares & Memorabilia (Lot 1 - 212) 10am
Saturday 15 August Motorcycles (Lot 301 - 462) 10am
Sunday 16 August Motorcycles (Morbidelli Collection) (Lot 501 - 704) 10am

VIEWING
In light of the current government guidelines and relaxed measures we are delighted to welcome viewing, strictly by appointment. All the lots will be on view at Bicester Heritage in our traditional Hangar 113. We will ensure social distancing measures are in place, with gloves and sanitiser available for clients wishing to view motorcycle history files.

Please contact Bonhams Motorcycles with your preferred date, time and vehicle registration number to book an appointment.

VIEWING TIMES
Wednesday 12 August 1pm to 5pm
Thursday 13 August 9am to 5pm
Friday 14 August 9am to 5pm
Saturday 15 August 9am to 5pm (Lots 501-704 only)

LIVE AND ONLINE AUCTION
Please note that whilst public viewing is available by appointment, the auction itself will be conducted from a remote saleroom, behind closed doors without public access, in accordance with the current government guidelines. All bidding will be conducted via Online, Telephone and Absentee Bidding. Please contact our Bids Department to register.

AUCTION ADDRESS
Hangar 113
Bicester Heritage
Buckingham Road
Bicester
Oxfordshire
OX26 5HA


1930 SUNBEAM 493CC MODEL 9 (LOT 330)
REGISTRATION NO. GF 3938
FRAME NO. D7927
ENGINE NO. LL4501
Having originally manufactured bicycles in the late nineteenth century, Sunbeam, in common with many bicycle makers of the period, metamorphosed into motorcycle manufacturing under the guidance of John Marston. Motor cycle manufacture commenced around 1912 with the quality of finish which had become the hallmark of their bicycle creations. Their entry into the market was innovative, featuring a two-speed countershaft gearbox, a lever operated clutch, and enclosed primary and final drives via chains. The early machines acquitted themselves with honour in competition, albeit without exceptional distinction prior to the Great War. Between the wars, however, in the skilled hands of exponents such as Alec Bennett Charles Dodson and the legendary rider and tuner George Dance, Sunbeam advanced their reputation in leaps and bounds, both in trials and road racing. With victories in the Senior TT in 1920, 1922, and 1929, racing success created greater demand for their products and by the early thirties Sunbeam were lauded as producers of one of the 'quality' sporting machines of the day. GF 3938 was purchased by the deceased owner from Brian Verrall in 1993 (copy invoice on file). It was MoT'd by him and may have been used for the first few years of ownership, but has been dry garage-stored and not used since approximately 1997. It will, therefore, need careful re-commissioning and safety checks prior to use on the road by a new owner. Documentation comprises a current V5C, an old V5C, an original RF60 continuation buff log book dated 1951, a quantity of old MoT certificates, the aforementioned copy invoice, and sundry papers. The machine is presently on SORN.

£8,000 - 10,000
€8,900 - 11,000
To be sold without reserve

As with all Lots in the Sale, this Lot is sold 'as is/where is' and Bidders must satisfy themselves as to the provenance, condition, age, completeness and originality prior to bidding.


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