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Sunbeam Rapier Series III


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Price: £9,250

  • Year


  • Make


  • Model

    Rapier Series III

  • Engine Capacity


  • Engine Configuration

    Inline 4

  • Exterior

    Pippin Red over Ash Grey

  • Interior/Trim




  • Transmission

    4-speed Manual w/ Overdrive

  • Chassis no.


  • Registration

    LEB 478

  • Recorded Mileage

    97,500 miles

50’s family saloon … now ready to rally

  • Originally produced by the Rootes Group, the Sunbeam Rapier spanned from Series I to Series V, beginning production the year 1955 and finishing in the summer of 1967.
  • The Rapier Series III featured only very slight cosmetic differences to it’s predecessor, however its engine, which was also used in the Sunbeam Alpine, featured a new eight-port aluminium cylinder head, increased compression ratio, re-designed valves, and a new sportier camshaft.
  • Factory specification of the Rapier Series III featured a 1.5L OHV Inline 4 producing 78bhp, Twin Zenith carburettors and a 4-Speed Manual gearbox with Overdrive.
This Car
  • A ready to use, regulatory rally car which has completed The Monte Carlo Challenge, The Winter Trial, Le Jog, Liege Sofia Liege and The Hero Challenge, to name but a few…
  • Standard Zenith carbs replaced by twin Weber 40DCOEs.
  • Brantz International 2 Pro unit installed.
  • Roll Cage along with 4-Point harness installed.
  • Currently on Minilite wheels (185/65/R14) with all-weather tyres. However, a full second set of wheels with snow tyres is included with the car.
  • Skid plate fitted under the rear to protect the fuel tank.
  • This car has an extensive mechanical history spanning its entire life, including workshop receipts, parts receipts and a large section of handwritten notes.
  • Rootes Archive Centre Trust copy of original factory specification is present with the car.

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