1951 Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Mk II Drophead Coupe

Make: Sunbeam-Talbot
Model: 90 Mk II Drophead Coupe
Year: 1951
Registration Number: MLN 245
Chassis Number: A3005169HSO
Engine Number: A3005169HSO
Transmission: Manual
Steering: Right Hand Drive
MOT Test Expiry: Exempt
Sold For: £12100

Lot No: 232

Sunbeam-Talbot’s rallying and record-breaking success during the 1950s was put to good use as a canny marketing tool by the company and the post-war models became desirable motor cars. Pre-war Packards were the inspiration behind the 1948 80 and 90 for designer Ted White; with a two litre, four cylinder engine based on the Humber Hawk, the 90 had ample power and very good looks, and production of that model lasted until 1954.  

This Mk II 90 in Drophead Coupe form is a sound and solid example. Some aspects of the motor car may benefit from detailing; the side windows require a little adjustment, as does the hood frame. However, the upholstery, hood material and hood cover are very smart indeed and mechanically, there are no known faults. Indeed, the Sunbeam-Talbot has recently benefitted from the fitting of: a new clutch, a reconditioned gearbox, new engine and gearbox mountings and a new gear lever. The braking system has also been overhauled and the cost of these works, carried out by marque specialists Sunbeam-Talbot Spares of Barnsley in October of this year, totals £3724.

The history file contains the V5C registration certificate, the original owner’s handbook, invoices, restoration photographs, Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Register information and magazines.

Auction Date: 25 November 2021