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Lot 204: Sunbeam Model 9A

Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles, Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers (18 July 2012)

Sunbeam was one of several companies whose glory days lay in their early years when they built a reputation for highly finished quality machinery. But this insistence on high standards and their desire to keep all manufacture in-house led to small profits and high costs which meant that the original Marston concern was taken over by ICI, becoming part of AMC in the late 30s and finally part of the BSA group in the 40s  where, much to the dislike of the purists, the name was first attached to the S7 shaft drive in-line twin and later to the Sunbeam scooter. The Sunbeam offered here is a 1933 model 9A, the 9 being a 500cc with 80mm bore, the 9A a 600cc version bored out to 88mm to give the increase. The bike is in largely unrestored condition although the wheels have been rebuilt with new tyres and we are told the internals of the engine have been subject to restoration. The registration number SR 7679 does not come up on the DVLA vehicle check website and no paperwork exists for this machine. There are some loose parts in a box supplied with the bike which should make a very rewarding restoration project at the estimate suggested.

Lot Details
Auction Classic & Vintage Cars & Motorcycles
Brightwells Auctioneers and Valuers, Easters Court, Leominster, Herefordshire, HR6 0DE
TypeMotorcycle
Lot Number204
Estimate£5750-£6750
Outcome NOT SOLD
Hammer Price-
Hammer Price (inc premium)-
Year1933
Condition rating
Registration numberSR 7679
Mileage-
Chassis numberDB 12722
Engine numberL4212
Engine capacity (cc)600
Engine - cylinders
Number of doors