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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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I worked with a Danish lad that bought one of those.
The Swedish MOT (besiktning) told him to remove the wooden steering wheel as in a crash it could be dangerous.
So he sold it and bought one of the first SAAB 900 Turbo's.

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mickthemaverick wrote:
04 Oct 2019, 23:20
That's quite a coincidence -- but that's what it is!! :)
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So what make of car would these hubcap fit?
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Sunbeam Talbot?

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Thats what I reckon Van, they were lying around in an antiques "emporium" with no label on them, set of 4.

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Have to say the picture conjured up an image of a rather later model in my mind - but 'til Gibbo tells us differently . . .

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I think it's pre 1950, maybe 1948 Sunbeam Talbot 10, the later 80 an 90 Rootes models had similar but a bit less 'posh' trims.

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So seems you were right then Neil; must admit it was a Rootes 90 that flashed up in my mind's eye when I saw the original piccie, but no more than that, hence the slightly tentative "Sunbeam Talbot?"

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Heres a set of four virtually identical ones on e-bay....although seller location is Gloucestershire which is a long way from Co.Durham where I saw them on Saturday.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sunbeam-Whee ... SwvNddF0Rm

quite an imprecise listing...."possibly from an Alpine" was the only info given.

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This is another listing with a set of new Sunbeam Alpine wheel trims from AM Classical Car Accessories.

"Sunbeam Alpine wheel trim x 4. Made in England. Each trim has been individually hand crafted using traditional tooling & methods spanning the past 100 years. Manufactured in Anodised Aluminium.
Please note: The centre hub cap is NOT included but is available separately if required
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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I spent an hour trying to track these down earlier on and I didn't find a definite conclusion. However the closest I found was from a Sunbeam Rapier as you can see but not conclusive:
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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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I suspect they are reproductions, and the badge centre a clag on extra, but based on "originals" fitted to an Alpine.

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No I reckon the Rapier was the original source: https://bestcarmag.com/gallery/1959-sunbeam-rapier :)

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Re: Whatsthisthen?.the impossible one

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Ah convincing evidence but maybe those Rapier owners could have bought those trims off e-bay...all they need is a 13 inch wheel! :-D

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PS our friends at AM Classic Accessories list the same wheel trims for a Sunbeam Rapier!
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NewcastleFalcon wrote:
29 Oct 2019, 22:39
Ah convincing evidence but maybe those Rapier owners could have bought those trims off e-bay...all they need is a 13 inch wheel! :-D

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Indeed they could have, but I think it's unlikely that they all did, especially the purple stunner!! :-D

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Just so long as the got the right Rapier;