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1960 Sunbeam Rapier MK3


DAY TWO: Saturday 3rd October 2020 - Lots 101 Onwards. (TWO DAY SALE)

  • 03-10-2020
  • Memorabilia Start Time: 00:00
  • Vehicles Start Time: 09:00

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1960 Sunbeam Rapier MK3

The vendor has kindly supplied the following:

Bought locally (NI) in 2014. Carried our restoration/renovation work involving replacing both front wings (fibreglass), exhaust system and respraying (ivory/brown) - total cost £2,000+. Drove the car a few miles when buying and it started easily and drove well. Steering and brakes good. Dismantled and checked brakes at home. Have not driven car since. Externally a good looking vehicle. Chromework generally sound despite a few dents in wheel trims. Internaly a bit tired - upholstery intact except for a tear in driver's seat, fasic/instrument panel wood could do with a polish. Head lining and door linings intact. No carpet/mats.

I have noticed the following minor faults:

  • When I ran the engine to set carburettors there was a slight leak from the top of the float chamber on the forward carb which I never got round to investigating/fixing. As this is a potential fire hazard, I never ran the engine again.
  • Bonnet catch not closing completely.
  • Wheel nut missing from rear right wheel.

Comes with a workshop manual and steering column cover. 

Finished in Tobacco Leaf over Old English White with excellent original maple interior.

Perfect 'drive as you improve' classic. In my opinion this rapier could prove the best buy of the day. Find another with this potential at this money.

Please note that descriptions are produced from information provided by the vendors. We highly recommend that you view in person any potential purchase and take time to inspect paperwork.

On display at our Pickering site - Unit 10 Enterprise Way, Thornton Road Industrial Estate, Pickering YO18 7NA - viewings welcome, please call us on 01751 477555. Thank you.


  • Lot Number: 323
  • Year: 1960
  • Make: Sunbeam
  • Model: Rapier MK3
  • Registration: PVS 378
  • Engine Size: 1494
  • Estimate: £4,000 - £5,000