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Coys Auction - Grand Prix, Competition, Touring & Rally Cars and Collectors' Items
Autosport International - The Racing Car Show
National Exhibition Centre
B40 1NT UK
Saturday 16th January 2009
Collectors' Items at 12.30pm
Motor Cars at 3.00pm
Registration Number: MYL 337 Chassis Number: S8 5783
The Sunbeam S8 was designed by Erling Poppe based on the BMW R75 designs that were acquired by BSA (together with the full rights to the Sunbeam brand) at the end of World War II. The engine layout was an unusual in-line 500 cc twin which drove a shaft drive to the rear wheel. The S8 was sold as a "sports” model with increased performance from higher compression pistons with a top speed of 85 mph. It also had new forks, a cast aluminium silencer and chromed wheels.
This Sunbeam is finished in a fetching green and described by the vendor as being in very good original condition, with the 500cc engine described as being in particularly excellent order. The motorcycle is