Sunbeam Talbot 10 Tourer.
Welcome to the sale of " Scarlet " a 1947 Sunbeam Talbot Ten Tourer, finished in Talbot Tartan Red, Black Hood and a stunning Olive Green Interior. The standard of the car is quite exceptional, mirror finish paint work, beautiful instruments and a just gorgeous interior. There is history going back to 1969 and also the Buff Log Book and Green continuation Log Book. In January 1983 the then current owner of the Sunbeam a Mr E.H.Morgan approached Stanleys Coach Builders of Peterborough to determine if it would be feasible to restore the car. In the history file a letter from Stanleys confirms upon inspection that the prognosis at this stage was very good. The restoration was authorised at a rate of £7.50p per hour with an expected estimate of £3500 to £4000 for the finished job. The payments were to be paid to Stanleys as work commenced ( 7 Stages of work ) . However by March 1985 the restoration was still ongoing and way over the original estimate. A letter confirms that the hourly rate charge would be dropped to £5.00 per hour. Unfortunately a disagreement in Stanleys lead to the closure of the business and the Sunbeam was taken to A.F Smith and Son, Coach Builders also of Peterborough. The quality of Workmanship shines through to this day , even the Doors close with a satisfying coach built clunk. This car is one of the " Roesch Talbots " and is featured in the " Rootes Side Valve Car Register 1936-1948, a mint original book is included in the sale. Also included are many period books and an original Bakelite handle used to open the Boot and Spare Wheel housing, beautifully made. The Sunbeam also has an original Handbook.
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