1930 Sunbeam 20.9 Weymann Fabric Saloon
Sunbeam motor cars of the inter war years were noted for their high quality. Introduced late in 1926, the Sunbeam 20.9 superseded the previous 20/60 model. Powered by a 3 litre, 6 cylinder engine, the new 20.9 was both smooth running and powerful and was available with a variety of coachwork styles, including 2 seater tourer, fixed head coupe, coachbuilt saloon and fabric bodied 'Weymann' saloon. Fabric bodies were popular at this period - their advantages being light weight and quietness.
The delightful motor car we offer here is an 'LK' sanction Weymann saloon, which is understood to have been manufactured in late 1929 to 1930 specification. This included servo brakes, chromium plating to all brightwork, engine oil cooler and exterior sunvisor.
The car remained in the hands of the first owner until 1960 and has had only six subsequent owners, including Sunbeam luminary, Roger Carter.
A strong, powerful Vintage motor car, perfectly competent in modern traffic, it benefited from a sympathetic body off chassis restoration nine years ago and has covered just 8,000 since. As much originality, as possible was retained and the car shows a lovely balance of restoration and conservation, the like of which is rarely found.
A higher rear axle ratio makes for effortless cruising on long runs and additional helpful fitments are the Kenlowe electric cooling fan, flashing indicators and power take-off points for both telephone and navigational aids.
The tyres are recent replacements and in all, this is a most desirable and very useable, comfortable Vintage saloon car of the highest quality. The original brown leather remains in extremely good condition, whilst all fixtures and fitments are just as they should be, with everything conveying an air of mellow splendour and luxury.
Extensive paperwork includes the buff RF60 logbook and correct Driver's Handbook with details of the first owner. Over 60 photos are on file detailing the work undertaken during the restoration.
Please phone me for further information on 01420-474919 or 07710-364945.
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