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Sunbeam Rapier H120

Overview

Produced: 1968-1976
Types: Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Sunbeam Rapier HS120

In 1967 Sunbeam announced a unique sports-coupe model based on the new Rootes "Arrow" (Hillman Hunter) platform which had MacPherson front suspension and a rear-wheel drive layout. The new Sunbeam was named "Rapier" which rekindled the established Sunbeam model name from previous ranges.

In 1968 a high performance derivative, the Rapier H120, was added to the range. The "H" stood for Holbay, which was an in-house tuning specialist. The Holbay tuned engine featured twin Weber carbs which went well with the rest of the sporting specification. Other standard equipment included a revised rear axle, Rostyle wheels and extra spoilers for the body.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1725ccS4 OHVHillman S4 OHV81.5mm x 82.55mm9.6

Fuel System

TypeNumberCapacityComment
Weber240 DCOE

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
106 mph11 s22 mpg110 bhp 5200

Brakes

FrontRearComment
DiscDrumServo assisted

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
0' 98"0' 174"0' 64" 0 (20)

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