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Sunbeam-Talbot: 90

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April 1950.
April 1950.
1951. Sunbeam-Talbot 90. Reg No: KER 603.
October 1951.
October 1952.
1953. Mk IIa. Reg No: LHO 747.
Mk III. Reg No: TUO 481.
Reg No: TXD 916.
Reg No: UWD 396.
Reg No: UWD 396.
Reg No: UWD 396.

Note: This is a sub-section of Sunbeam: Cars

  • 1948–54 Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Marks I, II & IIA
  • 1954–57 Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Mark III


The Sunbeam-Talbot '90' is described as the aristocrat of sports cars. It is a saloon of unusually fine lines and is certainly worthy of the title.

The 1950 model of the '90' has an engine of increased power, while the passenger accommodation has also been improved.

There is a four-seat coups version, illustrated above, with coachwork by the noted firm of Thrupp and Maberly, of Cricklewood.

Colour schemes include satin bronze with red upholstery, silver green with huff, gun finish with grey and black with buff or red.

ENGINE. Type: 2.25-litre. Cylinders: 4. Bore X Stroke: 81 mm. X 110 mm. Maximum b.h.p.: 70 at 4,000 r.p.m.

DIMENSIONS. Length: 13 ft. 11.5 ins. Height: 5 ft. 0.75 in. Width: 5 ft. 2.5 ins. Wheelbase: 8 ft. 1.5 ins. Track: 3 ft. 11.5 ins. (front); 4 ft. 2.5 ins (rear). Weight (dry): 2,723 lbs. Fuel capacity: 10 gallons. Tyre size: 5.50 X 16.

BRAKES. Lockheed Hydraulic.

PRICE. £775 plus £216.0.7 Purchase Tax. Total: £991.0.7.

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