1927 Sunbeam Model 9/90, 493 cc. Registration number SV 7509 (non transferrable). Frame number D1721. Engine number not found.
The introduction of the Parallel Model 9 so called because of the top frame tubes was introduced in 1924. It featured overhead valves, a 3 speed gear box and flat tank. Sunbeam introduced the model as a sports roadster complete with toolkit mounted below the chain guard. There was no kick start so being fairly adept at a running start was a necessity.
In 1926 saw the provision of a kick start as standard. The 1927 M9 was now a much more user-friendly machine with a kick start, a balanced front mudguard, and a rear carrier as standard. The front fork was strengthened, and adjustable damping provided. A larger front brake was fitted, but the single spring clutch was retained. A Best & Lloyd pump supplied oil for the total loss lubrication system, and the familiar end-plate type rocker box was introduced.
The 1927 catalogue description mentions: "This model has been improved in many ways since last season. The engine lubrication has been simplified, the overhead rocking gear has been redesigned, giving greatly increased bearing surfaces. A luggage carrier has been added and shock absorbers incorporated in the front forks." In 1928 the cost was 75 guineas.
SV is believed to be fitted with a Model 90 engine, which by the mid-1920s George Dance's development programme had moulded the overhead-valve Sunbeam into one of the most formidable racing motorcycles of the vintage era, the 500cc Model 90 in particular being a match for anything in its class by the decade's end.
Acquired by our vendors father in 1998, and then registered with DVLA, it has constantly been upgraded with many of the correct 90 parts fitted.
Sold with the V5C, V5 and several old MOT's.
1938 Triumph Tiger 100, 500 cc. (see text). Registration number EYV 687. Frame number TH 6362. Engine number 40 T100 29620.
A enamel B.R. N.E. 'P. Way Inspectors' door sign, 15 x 46 cm.
After Laurence Stephen Lowry RBA, RA (1887-1976) ''Level Crossing'' signed in pencil, published in 1973 by Patrick Seale Prints Ltd, from an edition of 750, a colour reproduction, 60 x 70 cm, silver frame. ARR.
A Danish teak Flip Flap or Lotus Leaf circular extending dining table, manufactured by Dryland - Smith, c.1960, the leaves with brass hinges, raised on four tapering legs, 120, extending to 175 x 72 cm, label verso.
1927 Sunbeam Model 9, 493 cc. Registration number RA 1513. Frame number not found, see text. Engine number L1302.
The Model 6 was one of the longest running Sunbeam models having been introduced in 1922 and remaining in the catalogue, with changes of name until the manufacture of Sunbeams effectively ceased at the end of 1939. The Model 6 492cc side valve single had benefitted from the company's experience with a prototype machine raced at the 1921 French Grand Prix. Dubbed the "Longstroke" by enthusiasts and the factory alike as a means of differentiating it from the existing 85mm x 88mm engine, whose origins lay in the design dating from 1913, the new power plant had dimensions of 77mm x 105mm giving a displacement of 492cc. The new model quickly demonstrated its worth, securing victory in the 1922 Senior TT with a lap of 59.99 mph in the hands of Alec Bennett resulting in the model being marketed as the "Longstroke TT" for the 1922 and 1923 seasons. From 1924 it was known simply as the Model 6 sharing its cycle parts with the short stroke Model 5 between 1923 and 1926. The ICI takeover of Sunbeam resulted in a change of name to "The Lion" from 1929 and a saddle tank was adopted in 1930, the turn of the decade also marking the shift in the "Longstrokes" role from rakish sportster to reliable tourer, whilst retaining the high quality finish and sound, reliable, engineering for which Sunbeam motorcycles were renowned.
RA was first registered on the 11th January 1927 and by 1940 it was with John Tideswell of Mansfield, postwar James Ridgewell owned it in 1946 followed by Roy Powell in 1947, all in Mansfield. Our vendors father bought it from him in 1976, some 50 years ago. By this time the engine had changed from J1118 to its current L1302 (Model 9), and the frame from J1118 to D1182, as shown on a 2001 and 2005 MOT.
Upgraded and fitted with many period accessories this machine has benefitted from long term love and improvement.
Sold with the V5C, V5, R.F.60 and several MOT's.
1983 Mercedes Benz 380 SL R107, 3839cc. Registration number TDA 404Y. Chassis number 107 04522024643. Engine number 1169622015004.
A 9ct gold cased Calibre Mono Pol watch/lighter, c.1950, with engine turned gold sleeve, 17 jewel Incabloc watch movement to the base, height 5 cm, case.
2000 Mini Cooper, 1275 cc. Registration number W943 PAG. Chassis number SAXXNNAZEYD182786. Engine number 12A2LK70394580.
A Breitling for Bentley GT Racing gentleman's automatic chronometer stainless steel wristwatch, 2007, ref. A133631/2, a special edition stainless steel wristwatch, no. 2262777, 21 jewels, cal. ETA 2892A2, black dial, applied baton markers, luminous pointed baton hands, centre chronograph hand, centre second time zone hand, subsidiary dials for constant seconds, 30 minute and 12 hour recording, day/date aperture at 3 o'clock, rotating bezel with inner time zone index, screw down crown, screw down back, case, dial and movement signed, on a Breitling stainless steel strap with deployment clasp, accompanied by a Breitling case, original receipt, international warranty, chronometer certificate, rotating card, instruction booklet, soft case, hard case and outer card packaging, diameter 47 mm.