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1937 Sunbeam Model 8 Sport 350cc, sound runner, ride / restore with V5C

Price: £4 156 ≈ $5169 ≈ €4860

Item location: Burton-on-trent, UK United Kingdom
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Brand:Sunbeam
Year:1937
Condition:Used
VIN:24S783 ( * not provided for security reasons )
ID:mfs0300177435
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Description

1937 Sunbeam Model 8 Sport 350cc good running example with V5C
Here is a rare model 8 sport Sunbeam from 1937. A true sporting 350 typical of the go faster pre-war period.
This bike is in very good all round condition. It however is not quite the finished article as there are a couple of issues that will need to be resolved before returning to the road in earnest. One of these issues is the decompression lever which is not working. This is the type which has a half moon cam on the end of the operating lever which is supposed to lift the exhaust rocker. This is not functioning therefore the bike is awkward to start. It is high compression so is impossible to ease over TDC. I have had to revert to putting the bike in gear and rolling back wards until compression is found, then select neutral and it will start easily from that point. Obviously this would not be tolerable long term so needs sorting. I think there is an issue with the rocker arm which may need reprofiling / grinding slightly to accept the cam at the right point /angle. The other issue is that the tank has been linered with an inferior, probably non ethanol resistant sealant that is colouring the petrol pink! Clearly this is unacceptable as it is likely to cause carb blockage but again is functioning short term. A substance similar to Nitromore's paint stripper can be used to totally remove the old lining. These problems aside the bike is generally very sound and an excellent runner. It does start easily (once correct engine position is obtained for kicking). There is no smoke and the engine sounds and feels strong. It certainly goes very well. Better in fact that many a post-war 500. Gears and clutch are all good.
Front brake is very good, rear is not so good and will need attention I think a better return spring is needed.
Electrics are all good. Excellent lighting from the lovely 8” headlamp and charging / regulating properly too.
The bike comes with V5C doc, registration WXS 303 (cannot be transferred to another vehicle). Frame number is 24S/783, engine number 24S/199 these are genuine factory stampings and they match the V5C doc.
Date of registration is 21st July 1937. Registered as a Historic Vehicle hence free road tax and MOT exempt.
Cosmetically the bike is in all round sound and tidy, basically unrestored “old bike” condition. The tank appears to be the only part that has been cosmetically restored. It does have an excellent paint job but as indicated above will need the inside stripping of old sealant. Paint on the frame is sound but old and touched up black enamel. Evidence of brush touching up on other parts including mudguards as well. Front wheel rim is sporting 21” genuine Dunlop. Chrome has faded, spokes are black painted but sound. Front tyre is Avon Ribbed SM MKII in good unworn condition. Rear rim is similar condition original Dunlop item, also with sound black painted spokes. Rear tyre is an as new Avon SM MKII. Saddle is in good condition. Exhaust is good, used looking but tidy. There is no fin damage on the engine. Side and Rear stands are in good order. All in all this is a good running example in need of a good service and a few recommissioning jobs. It will make a fantastic pre-war “Post-Vintage Class” machine. I don't think I've ever seen another 350 Sports.
Selling as a good ride or restore light project with V5C. THERE IS NO VAT and no other additional fees, (apart from delivery fees if you want it to be delivered). Payment please in order of preference: Bank Transfer, Card Payment, Cash on Collection.
UK & WORLD-WIDE DELIVERY NO PROBLEM! Collection in person or delivery can be arranged. (Please note in fairness to the delivery companies I cannot arrange delivery until full payment for the bike has been received.) I can store the bike for a few weeks no problem so long as payment has been made! Please note deposits are not required but please make contact as soon as possible!

 

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