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  • Special story auction day: COLLECTION OF PRE-WAR CARS!
  • One of only 11 Sports Tourer models produced, of which only 2 examples have been preserved
  • In-line 6-cylinder with aluminum head
  • Original tourer body by Whittingham & Mitchel, Putney, UK
  • Delivered new to Portugal in 1938
  • Origin documented by STAR (Sunbeam-Talbot register)
  • 20 years in the Lisbon Automobile Museum
  • Portugese registration
  • All documents were checked and the car was photographed personally by Auctomobile
  • Other features: possibility of assisting with registration, transport, insurance, storage and Trusted Checkout payment
  • Please note that this car will be available for viewing by prior appointment in Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic

Sunbeam-Talbot was a manufacturer with a short lifespan, created after Rootes's acquisition of both Sunbeam and Talbot in the 1930s. The Sunbeam-Talbot 3-Litre would, in fact, be one of the last cars to bear the illustrious Sunbeam-Talbot name, however the new model certainly lived up to the reputation of the company for well-engineered and high-quality motor cars. Launched at the 1937 Olympia Motor Show, the new model impressed, thanks to its 3,181 cc engine with alloy cylinder heads, providing excellent performance even from low speeds, and its four-speed synchromesh gearbox.

Only 11 sport tourer-bodied examples were ever completed, and only two are known to survive today. Chassis 8577 was bodied as a tourer by well-renowned coachbuilders Whittingham & Mitchel of Putney and delivered new to Rootes Export Division on 29 July 1938, indicating that it is possible that the car was delivered new to Portugal. Today this car is a rare survivor of immediate pre-war British car production and is eminently usable today, thanks to the quality of the original design.

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Parameters

Model

Production date29.07.1938
Body TypeTourer
Engine3.181 ccm, 81 PS, I6
transmissionManual
SteeringRight Hand Drive
LayoutRear Wheel Drive
Color - exteriorLight Blue / Dark Blue
Color - interiorBlack
Miles/Kilometers shown674 mls
Chassis / VIN8577
Location - CountryCzech Rep.
Location - CityHradec Kralove

Notes

2-door Sports Tourer body type; RWD (rear-wheel drive), manual 4-speed gearbox; gasoline (petrol) engine with displacement: 3181 cm3, advertised power: 60.5 kW / 80 hp / 81 PS (brake)

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