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£19,950

1960 SUNBEAM RAPIER CONVERTIBLE

0333 344 2329
ID 8708


TORQUAY  

Superb and very original 1960 Rapier convertible with good history. A one owner car until the early 1980s when it was sold by a well known London dealer with just 14,000 miles at that time and was in mint condition. It was then passed through two enthusiasts hands and became a show winner of several car events during the 90s. Sold to its 4th owner in the late 1990s the car travelled to Ireland and returned to the UK a few years ago, still in lovely but dusty condition. I have carried out various minor repairs, improvements and detailing. These have included a new exhaust, set of 4 shock absorbers, battery, wheel bearings, thermostat and housing, new set of rubber door seals, wax oiling etc. She starts instantly and runs smoothly and has good brakes. The colour is 'Moonstone' white is a lovely shade of white, which is its original colour. The carpets and interior are totally original. The original vinyl or rexine hood is still sound but as you would expect after 60 years its a bit frayed at its edges. I have not replaced it - its part of its history. It has a Tonneau Cover, which is a useful and unusual feature. The wires wheels are rare to be seen on these cars and was an expensive option at the time. The original green handbook is still in the glovebox. During 1999 the car was used in the feature film 'Animal Farm' where it can be seen whizzing down country lanes with the hood down and looking fantastic [ see my photo 3rd from end ]. What is unique about this car is that it has not been restored or welded. Its body panels are all original and so is most of its paintwork. The mileage is 44,000 is believed to be correct although there are no service records or old MOTs to 100% substantiate this. If you are looking for an original and unrestored car at a sensible price this will be the one to add to your collection. MOT until May 2022.

Reviews

An appealing mix of solid Rootes underpinnings and Sunbeam glamour