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Sunbeam Rapier II

Overview

Produced: 1958-1959, 15151 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Convertible,2 doors,4 seats
Sunbeam Rapier II

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.

In 1958 a revised Rapier II replaced the original model and introduced a traditional Sunbeam radiator grille. A new two door convertible body joined the standard two door saloon model and handling was improved by introducing revised road springs. Other improvements included a more powerful engine, better brakes and a higher final drive ratio.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1494ccS4 OHVHillman S4 OHV79mm x 76mm

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