Go to Ultimatecarpage.com

  Ultimatecarpage.com  > Cars by brand  > Great Britain  > Sunbeam
Racing cars  > Pre 1950 GP
     350hp V12
Car search:
Quick Advanced 
Cars statistics: 6663 cars, 512 makes, 41186 images; Events statistics: 326 reports, 62219 images; Forum statistics: 94,401 members, 44,573 topics; more...


  Sunbeam 350hp V12
 

  Article Image gallery (20) 1 Specifications Video (1)  
Click here to open the Sunbeam 350hp V12  gallery   
Country of origin:Great Britain
Produced in:1920
Numbers built:1
Author:Wouter Melissen
Last updated:April 10, 2015
Download: All images
Chassis: 1
Following his successful attempt to break the Land Speed Record at Pendine Sands in the summer of 1924, Malcolm Campbell offered the unique Sunbeam 350hp for sale for £1,500. As he did not find a buyer immediately, he used it again in 1925 to become the first man to become the first man to break the 150 mph barrier. It eventually did change hands and continued to be raced in minor events until the mid-1930s. It was acquired by Lord Montagu in 1958 and has since been on display at his Beaulieu estate in what is now known as the National Motor Museum. The car was fully restored and in running order until the unique V12 was severely damaged in the early 1990s. Two decades later, the engine was finally rebuilt, preserving as much of the original castings as possible. In January of 2014, the Sunbeam fired up for the first time in 20 years.

Chassis details
Last known location British National Motor Museum
Appearances

2016 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed
2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Goodwood Festival of Speed 2014 Retromobile 2014 Retromobile
2014 Retromobile 2014 Retromobile 2014 Retromobile 2014 Retromobile
2014 Retromobile 2013 Goodwood Festival of Speed British National Motor Museum Visit British National Motor Museum Visit

  Article Image gallery (20) 1 Specifications Video (1)