Sunbeam Twenty Five 1933 for sale




Sunbeam Twenty-Five, to be offered in the Strathmore Vintage Vehicle Club Auction on 21/10/17 - see http://www.svvc.co.uk/auction/

The only recorded Sunbeam works-built 4 light “Governess” limousine body on a Twenty Five lwb chassis was delivered to the Clyde Auto. Co. Ltd on 2/10/33. Registered 1/10/33 in Renfrew to Campbell Bros and Irvine of Glengate, Kirriemuir, subsequently Campbell’s Garage, she continued in use by them as a taxi and hire car until April 1969.

She is a \"first series\" Twenty-Five with the right hand gearchange. Such an expensive and exclusive carriage was bought in the hope of performing taxi/private hire duties for nearby Glamis Castle, seat of the Earl of Strathmore. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon who in 1923 married the Duke of York, later to become George VI, and who was universally loved throughout the country as Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother of Elizabeth II, born 21st April 1926. It has not yet been possible to verify that both Elizabeths rode in HS 7263 on trips between the railway station at Glamis and the castle for summer holidays and Christmas.

Between 2007 and 2011 she was re-commissioned by a new owner in Forfar. In August 2011 she was sold privately to a dealer who auctioned her at Brightwells sale in November 2011, where she was bought by another dealer who sold her to Richard “Hamster” Hammond, presenter of “Top Gear”. Richard, who never bothered to register her in his name, found her surplus to requirements in September 2013 and had her advertised on eBay. Mileage covered from 11/11 to 09/13 was approximately 450.

A much needed full mechanical overhaul by JC Engineering in Sutton St James was completed in August 2015. Subsequent work has comprised a necessary replacement of the fabric roof covering and a re-paint in \"Ruby Red\" below the waistline to render the appearance less funereal. Invoices for this work total over £25,000.

The full set of 6 wheel discs is with the car, plus two cross-ply tyres.

Mileage as recorded is 53,400. It is thought that 153,400 is probably the true figure.

Wheelbase: 11'4\"
Engine: Pushrod ohv, six cyls, 3,317cc, 7 main bearings.

Carburettor: Zenith 48VI.

Brakes: 4wheel hydraulic.


 
Seller: Bill Clark
Active at PWC since: 01-01-2009
Location: UNITED KINGDOM
Phone: 441236754966
   
   
   
 

Details for Sunbeam Twenty Five 1933 for sale

Make: Sunbeam
Type: Twenty Five
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Year: 1933
Price: On Request
Advert ID: 226271
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