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Lot 391: Sunbeam S8

Motorcycle and Motorcars, Bonhams & Butterfields (14 November 2009)

The Sunbeam inline twin, introduced in 1947, as a luxury tourer was inspired by the pre-war BMW, with overhead-camshaft engine, shaft drive and plunger rear suspension. The front fork and 7" brake were now standard BSA components, and there were numerous other changes made in the interests of rationalization. Never as popular as BSA's more performance orientated models, the gentlemanly S7 and S8 remained in production until 1957.

Lot Details
Auction Motorcycle and Motorcars
Bonhams & Butterfields, Los Angeles
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number391
Estimate$3000-$4000
Outcome SOLD
Hammer Price$2600
Hammer Price (inc premium)$3042
Year1950
Condition rating0
Registration numberTKK321
Mileage-
Chassis number
Engine numberS812798
Engine capacity (cc)
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors