1960 Sunbeam Rapier – back in part exchange

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£14,995.00

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Description

They really did built some lovely colour combinations backing in the 1960s and this is a prime example of one of them. The sunbeam has Excellent body work all-round with nice sharp wheel arches with a very striking red interior and new carpets to complement. The underside is one of the best we have seen for a long time for the sunbeam rapier . The car is still popular today as it was back in the 1960s and highly sort after in this excellent condition. Comes with a large detailed history file.

The Sunbeam Rapier is an automobile produced by Rootes Group from 1955 until 1976, in two different body-styles, the “Series” cars (which underwent several revisions) and the later (1967–76) fastback shape, part of the “Arrow” range.

The first generation Rapier was the first of the “Audax” range of light cars produced by the Rootes Group, in this instance as part of their Sunbeam marque. Announced at the London Motor Show in October 1955, it preceded its Hillman Minx and Singer Gazelle counterparts which were not introduced until 1956.

A four-seat, two-door hardtop coupé – designated Series I with the introduction of the Series II in 1958 – it was different from the Sunbeam Mark III, the car it would eventually replace. Although designed “in house” by the Rootes Group, it was inspired, via the Raymond Loewy design organisation, by the new-generation Studebaker coupés of 1953.