A large and impressive scratchbuilt model of the 1,000hp Sunbeam 1927 Land Speed Record car, by Bruce Dove

Summary

  • Type 
    Toys & Games
  • Lot number 
    85
  • Location

Description

A large and impressive scratchbuilt model of the 1,000hp Sunbeam 1927 Land Speed Record car, by Bruce Dove, 'one-off' kerbside model of the car as driven by Henry Segrave to a new world record of 203.792mph at Daytona Beach on 29th March 1927, constructed from polished aluminium panels with brass pin 'rivets' and other detailing, the cockpit with leather seat and headrest, leather rimmed steering wheel and detailed dashboard, the spoked front wheels and disc hub rear wheels all shod with rubber tyres, the body applied with Union Jack and American flag emblems, measuring 112cm long, fixed to a display base and with wood framed Perspex display case.