Other Other Sedan 1951 Auckland for sale
Other Other Sedan 1951 Auckland for sale / $7,500
For sale is a nice old classic from 1951, a Sunbeam Talbot 90 Mark II. Quite rare as only 5,493 of these were made
The car is in reasonable condition for its age, and has traveled 137,000 miles in 68 years. For an old car, it starts relatively easily, & drives fine. Oil pressure is good. The gears are an interesting challenge (four on the column) But once sorted, the car cruises on the motorway quite well at 55 mph. First gear is a bit noisy, but the other gears are good. The 2.2 litre car is a four door Sedan with pillarless rear windows & unique rear suicide doors. Rear spats complete the lines of the fifties period. Trafficators work well (spare is also included)
The car uses no oil or water, & mechanically appears sound. The car also appears straight & is rust free apart from the odd bubble of surface rust. According to factory data the car has a top speed of 85 mph and covers 0-60 mph in 20.2 secs. Fuel economy is 22.5 mpg.
The interior of the car is reasonably good with red leather seats. The roof lining, carpets, door cards and seats all appear in reasonably good condition. The dash-board also good. Radio works.
The "Times of London" once reported it was "the prettiest car ever made" & Auto Editors of the UK once described the Talbot "as a graceful, solid British-built gentleman's Sports Sedan" And In 1953 the Sunbeam Talbot 90 made the headlines by winning in the 1953 Monte Carlo Rally.
The car is registered & warranted through to Jan 2020 & qualifies for cheap annual rego costs of $48 pa. The car has a tow bar, tool kit & sunroof (which works) The car originated from Southland
It is now located in Remuera, Auckland & is in use at weekends. Garaged at all times. The car is still on original black plates, which adds value, and gives authenticity
The vendor is a collector/photographer of interesting classic vehicles, & may trade (up/or down) or swap on anything else interesting. Preference at this stage is a classic vehicle between 1975 & 1985 but all options considered. Phone (021) 633947