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Sunbeam Rapier IV

Overview

Produced: 1963-1965, 9700 produced.
Types: Saloon,2 doors,4 seats
Sunbeam Rapier IV

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.

Sunbeam continued to develop and improve the Rapier and introduced a Mk IV version in 1963 which had a revised gearbox, larger valves, lightened flywheel and a new twin-choke carburettor. Other improvements included servo assistance for the brakes, an all-synchromesh gearbox and restyled headlamp rings (a minor detail which gave the car a younger appearance!).

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1592ccS4 OHVHillman S4 OHV81.5mm x 76.2mm

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