Lot 1933


1950 Sunbeam-Talbot Mk. II 90 Convertible
Reg. no. PPA 690
Chassis no. A3000365HCO
Engine no. A3000365HCO
The Sunbeam Talbot 90 range, comprising of the sports saloon and convertible, was introduced by Rootes in 1948. Well-received by the motoring press, with particular praise being given to its styling, it was updated to the Mk. II version in 1950. This included an increase in the capacity of the 4-cylinder engine to 2267cc, helping achieve a raise in power from 64 to 70bhp. Coupled with relatively light weight, this gave the 90 the ability to surpass 85mph, excellent performance for a car in its class in the early 1950s. The Mk. II proved an excellent rally car and an example was driven to second place on the 1952 Monte Carlo Rally by the formidable trio of Stirling Moss, Desmond Scannell and John Cooper.
This early Mk. II convertible is in excellent condition, having been treated to extensive renovation over the last few years, and it has been regularly used both at home and abroad. Fitted with a new hood, it has also been sensibly improved by the fitment of a Kenlowe fan and radial tyres. With just two owners from new, the car also comes with an extensive history file containing receipts for work done and the original log book. It also comes with a V5c.

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