Classic and Sportscar Centre

Telephone: 01944 758000
Email: [email protected]

Classic and Sportscar Centre, Malton

Corner Farm, West Knapton, Malton, North Yorkshire, UK, YO17 8JB

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Fri: 9.00am-5.30pm
  • Sunday: 10am-4pm
  • Closed Saturday
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Price: £SOLD

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1951 Sunbeam Talbot 90

This very original low mileage Sunbeam Talbot 90 was purchased new by Miss Isabella Mackay, a late partner in the firm of D Mackay Ironmongers of Cambridge. KER 603 spent most of its life with the one lady owner who drove the Sunbeam until she was in her eighties. She later employed a chauffeur who was a retired motor engineer from the family firm and he maintained the vehicle and kept it in very good running order. In 2001 the Sunbeam was re-registered within the family and in 2006, after 55 years the car was sold and was no longer part of the family.

In 2009 the Sunbeam was in need of some minor restoration work, now recording a genuine mileage of 83000. The bodywork was requiring some work and all four doors were removed and new lower sections were fabricated. The sills were replaced and the whole car re-sprayed and the majority of brightwork was re-chromed. Further work since 2009 includes replacing rear brake cylinders, new drag links and arms, cleaning, setting up and bleeding all brakes, all new ignition items and part of the original was re-trimmed as neccessary.

Today the car presents very nicely with a good standard of paintwork, chromework and bodywork. The Sunbeam has a nicely aged feel and in many respects is very original. The car has had work when required, but has never been left to require full restoration. The interior is smartly presented with a good blend of new and original. The car is clean, sharp, genuine and has provenance from long term ownership and low mileage. KER 603 drives superbly with a strong engine, very good gearbox and sharp brakes and steering. This is a lovely strong driver and is ideal for weekend use, shows, rallies and events. The Talbot comes with old MOT's, lots of rally passes that have been collected over the years and a 2009 magazine that features the car on the front cover. This solid, reliable and usable Sunbeam will be supplied with a full 12 months MOT, service and function check and has come to us on the button and in lovely order throughout.     

Price: £SOLD