1960 Sunbeam Rapier Convertible For Sale

£18,500 Or near offer

Price £18,500Or near offer
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Sunbeam
  RAPIER
Year 1960
Mileage 44,000 Miles
Country United Kingdom
Region Devon
Town TORQUAY
Telephone 01803 211697
Status Private
  18-Oct-2021
Ref C1386912
Very original unrestored 1960 Rapier convertible with good history. First fussy owner until the early 1980s when it was sold by a well known London dealer with just 14, 000 miles at that time and was in mint condition having been rarely used and always kept in a dry garage. It was then passed through two enthusiasts hands and became a show winner of several car events during the 90s. Sold to its 4th owner in the late 1990s the car travelled to Ireland, returning to the UK a few years ago, still in lovely but dusty condition. I have carried out various minor repairs, improvements and detailing. These have included a new exhaust, set of 4 shock absorbers, battery, wheel bearings, thermostat and housing, new set of rubber door seals, wax oiling etc. She starts instantly, pulls well, runs smoothly and has good brakes. The overdrive also works. Interestingly, the series 3 is quicker than the later series 3A - it will do 0-60 in 16 seconds, whilst the 3a is reported to be 19 seconds. The colour is 'Moonstone' white is a lovely soft shade of white, which is its original colour. The carpets and interior are totally original. The original vinyl or rexine hood is still sound but as you would expect after 60 years its a bit frayed at its edges. I have not replaced it - its part of its history. It has a Tonneau Cover, which is a useful and unusual feature. The knock-on wires wheels are rare to be seen on these cars and was an expensive option at the time, and look stunning. The original green handbook is still in the glovebox. During 1999 the car was used briefly in the feature film 'Animal Farm' where it can be seen cruising down country lanes with the hood down. What is unique about this car is that it has not been restored, welded or messed around with. Its body panels look to be m. m. perfect - all original and so is most of its paintwork. The mileage shown is 44, 000 - this might be correct although there are no service records to substantiate this. If you are looking for an original and unrestored un-messed with classic Sunbeam Convertible at a sensible price, this may be the one to add to your collection. MOT until May 2022.
Car and Classic logo Compare classic car insurance quotes Get a quote
Login to edit this advert
Similar Adverts

1967 Sunbeam Alpine Convertible ..California Car Since New ..Excellent Condition ..Very Nice Looking Car ..British Green Paint ..One Repaint ..Black w/White Trim Interior ..Manuel Transmission ..Mechanically Excellent w/ ..New Weber Carb ..Pointless Ignition ..New Radiator ..New Brakes ..New Tires ..Spare ...

United States of America

1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK1, finished in Wedgewood Blue paintwork with black vinyl interior and black hardtop. This example maintains its 260ci Ford powerplant and backed by a close ratio top loader gearbox. The car is equipped with a Dana rear end, Wilwood front disc brakes and "Superlite" wheels manufactured by Performance ...

Australia

Matching numbers rare UK RHD Tiger, presented in superb condition Complete and fully documented thorough restoration carried out between 2007 and 2011. Huge history/restoration file with detailed photographs and correspondence with the Sunbeam Tiger Club. Old MOT certificates dating back to 1983 to verify current ...

51,500
Lancashire

1968 series five with all the standard GT extras, wood rim steering wheel dashboard, hard top ect, finished in forest green with wire wheels, overdrive on 3ed and 4th gears, Fitted with stainless steel exhaust. I have owned and enjoyed the car for thirteen years and in this time I have collected a substantial amount of ...

68,000
Sussex
Private

The car is in very good condition, no rust and no cracks, perfect interior, original engine. Original documents and plates of the 1964. The car is ready for any test drive. We transport and deliver our cars in any destination, Europe 7/10 days , US 20/30 days, with our affiliated shipping companies. To ensure the ...

91,312
Italy
Premium Dealer
8
Picture of 1964 Sunbeam Rapier MkIV For Sale

1964 Sunbeam Rapier Mk IV A superb example of this rare classic showing a reading of 60,000 miles which is thought to be genuine. The car is supplied with a HUGE history file showing the care and attention that has been lavished on it over the years by its owners. The car is a delight to drive with everything other ...

61
Yorkshire

Solid original Sunbeam DHC to restore. Still has the original Sunbeam engine very good base for an easy retoration. Very rare and nice cars!! has all correct papers! Price for this car is: € 11.500.- (the price for this car is exclusive transport costs!) For more information, send a mail to: info@stolzeclassiccars.nl Take ...

Netherlands

1954 Sunbeam Alpine Sport Convertible ..Frame Off Restoration ..Car In Mint Condition ..14,106 Original Miles ..Affidavits from Previous Owner ..I Believe This Car Could win/ ..Win at Any Concourse Show ..Sapphire Blue Paint New ..Red Leather Leather Interior ..Sunbeams known for / ..Being built Robust and Reliable ..Purchased ...

14
United States of America

Chassis No. 5190 R was supplied by Pass & Joyce Ltd in NW1, London, in 1933. The car’s special six light saloon coachwork was built by the Sunbeam Motor Car Company in Wolverhampton, England. This four door Sunbeam 16 Saloon is a truly lovely example of the type, with an attractively styled body originally painted ...

1
Essex

Reluctant sale of my stunning Sunbeam to make way for new project. Restored in the 1980's and now showing a lovely patina as a vintage car should. Recent new tyres and tubes, battery and carpets. On the button ready to go. Would consider vintage/veteran motorcycles as part exchange.

123,456
Hertfordshire
Private

The Sunbeam-Talbot Ten 4-door Sports Saloon was hailed as “Britain's most exclusive Light car". Prices started at a hefty £265! The Ten was considered very luxurious at the time as well as being very light. Our car is a very neat example. This Sunbeam-Talbot Ten was supplied in London in 1938. We still have the British ...

Netherlands