Sunbeam Talbot

 


Production:
October 1948 – December 1965
Mark I, II, IIA, III Coupe & DHC, Alpine Sports

Total units:
4000 MK I
9805 MK II / IIA
5249 MK III
3982 Alpine

SPECIFICATIONS:
DRIVE TRAIN
Engine:
Rootes in-line 4 cylinder Iron block.
1944cc MK I ( 2267cc MK II, III and Alpine )
Iron head 6.6:1 compression MK I
6.5:1 MK II, 7.7:1 MK III, 7.5:1 Alpine
Stromberg carburettor.
Power:
64 bhp @ 4100rpm MK I,
70 bhp @ 4000 MK II, 77 bhp @ 4100 MK IIA,
80 bhp @ 4200 MK III, 80 bhp @ 4200 Alpine
Torque:
113lb-ft @ 2400rpm MK I & II
124lb-ft @ 1800rpm MK III, 124lb-ft @ 1800 rpm Alpine
Gearbox:
4 speed with optional Laycock overdrive.
Differential:
3.28:1 spiral bevel MK I ( hypoid bevel all others )

CHASSIS
Weight:
2830 lbs MK I
2905 MK II / IIA, 2950 MK III, 2900 Alpine
Wheelbase:
8ft 1.5in
Steering:
Worm & Nut MK I ( Recirculating ball all others )
Suspension:
Front: Beam axle, half elliptic springs, lever arm
dampers MK I. ( IFS coils and wishbones all others )
Rear : Live axle, half eliptic springs, lever arm dampers.
Brakes: Front / Rear: 10 inch drums.
Wheels: Steel 16” x 4” ( 16″ x 4.5” Alpine )

PERFORMANCE
0 – 60mph:
26.8 sec MK I
24.3 sec MK II, 20.8 sec MK IIA,
18.4 sec MK III, 18.5 sec Alpine

1/4 mile:
22.5 sec MK I
23.0 sec MK II, 22.2 sec MK IIA,
21.4 sec MK III, 20.3 sec Alpine

Top Speed:
80 mph MK I
86 mph MK II, 81 mph MK IIA, &
91 mph MK III, 100 mph Alpine

Average Fuel:
25 mpg
23 mpg MK II, 28 mpg MK IIA,
24 mpg MK III, 20 mpg Alpine

 

 

Sunbeam Rapier

Sunbeam Rapier

 

 

 

 

 

 


Production:
Series I 1955 – 1957
Series II 1958 – 1959
Series III 1959 – 1961
Series IIIA 1961 – 1963
Series IV 1963 – 1965
Series V 1965 – 1967

Total units:
7,477 (SI ) 15,151 ( SII ) 15,368 ( SIII ), 17,354 ( SIIIA )
9,700 ( SIV ), 3,759 ( SV )

SPECIFICATIONS:
DRIVE TRAIN
Engine:
Rootes in-line 4 cylinder Iron block.
1390cc / 89.11cu in ( SI ),
1494cc / 91.13cu in ( SII / III ), 1592cc / 97.1cu in ( SIIIA / IV )
1724cc / 105.2cu in ( SV )
Iron head 8.1:1 compression ratio SI ( 8.5:1 SII )
Alloy head 9.2:1 ( SIII ), 9.1:1 ( SIIIA / IV ), 9.2:1 ( SV ).
1 x Stromberg carburettor ( SI ),
2 x Zenith carburettors ( SII / III / IIIA ), 1 x Solex ( SIV / V ).
Power:
62.5 bhp @ 5000 rpm ( SI ),
68 bhp @ 5200 rpm ( SII ), 73 bhp @ 5400 rpm ( SIII ),
75 bhp @ 5100 rpm ( SIIIA ), 78.5 bhp @ 5000 rpm ( SIV ),
85 bhp @ 5500 rpm ( SV )
Torque:
73lb-ft @ 3000 rpm ( SI ), 81lb-ft @ 3000 rpm ( SII ),
83lb-ft @ 3500 rpm ( SIII ), 88lb-ft @ 3900 rpm ( SIIIA ),
91lb-ft @ 3500 rpm ( SIV ), 99lb-ft @ 3500 rpm ( SV ).
Gearbox:
4 speed with optional Laycock overdrive.
Differential:
3.89:1 semi floating ( 4.22:1 with overdrive )

CHASSIS
Weight:
2280 lbs ( SI / II ), ( 2340 lbs SIII / IIIA ), ( 2300 lbs SIV / V )
Wheelbase:
7ft 2in ( 2180 mm )
Steering:
Worm & nut ( SI ), Recirculating ball ( SII – V ).
Suspension:
Front: Independent wishbones, coil springs,
telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar.
Rear:
Live axle, leaf springs, lever arm dampers.
Brakes:
Front: 9 /10.5 inch drum ( SI – II ) 10.5 /10.3 inch disc ( SIII – V )
Rear: 9 inch drums
Wheels:
Steel 15” x 4“ ( SI – III ) 13″ x 4.5” ( SIV – V )

PERFORMANCE
0 – 60mph:
19.4 sec ( SI ),
20.2 sec ( SII ),16.5 sec ( SIII / A ),
17.0 sec ( SIV ), 15.2 sec ( SV )
1/4 mile:
21.5 sec ( SI ), & 21.1 sec ( SII ), 20.7 sec ( SIII / A ),
20.8 sec ( SIV ),19.5 sec ( SV )
Top Speed:
85 mph ( SI ),
90 mph ( SII ),
92 mph ( SIII / A ),
92 mph ( SIV ),
95 mph ( SV )
Average Fuel:
34 mpg ( SI ),
32 mph ( SII ), 29 mph ( SIII / A ),
24 mph ( SIV ), 23 mph ( SV ).

 

Sunbeam Alpine


Production:
11,904 Series I June 1959 … September 1960
19,956 Series II September ….. February 1963
5,863 Series III January …………October 1963
12,406 Series IV November ……….August 1965
19,122 Series V August ……..…..January 1968

SPECIFICATIONS:
DRIVE TRAIN
Engine
Rootes in-line 4 cylinder iron block.
1494cc ( SI ) 1592cc ( SII, SIII, SIV ) 1724cc ( SV )
Alloy head 9.2 compression ratio ( SI, SV )
Alloy head 9.1 compression ratio ( SII, SIII, SIV )
Twin Zenith Carburettors ( SI, SII, SIII )
Single Solex Compound Carburettor ( SIII, SIV )
Twin Zenith Stromberg Carburettors ( SV )
Power:
83.5 bhp @ 5300 rpm ( SI ), 85.5 bhp @ 5000 rpm ( SII )
87.8 bhp @ 5000 rpm ( SIII ), 82.5 bhp @ 5000 rpm ( SIII GT)
87.75 bhp @ 5000 rpm ( SIV ), 92.5 bhp @ 5500 rpm (SV )
Torque: 89.5lb-ft @ 3400 rpm ( SI ), 94.0lb-ft @ 3800 rpm ( SII, SIII )
91.0lb-ft @ 3500 rpm ( SIII GT ), 93.0lb-ft @ 3500 rpm ( SIV )
103.0lb-ft @ 3700 rpm ( SV )
Gearbox:
4 speed with optional Laycock overdrive
Differential:
3.89:1 semi floating ( 4.22:1 with overdrive )

CHASSIS
Weight:
2155 lb ( SI ), 2219 lb ( SII ),
2155 lb ( SIII ), 2240 lb ( SIII GT ),
2253 lb ( SIV ), 2280 lb ( SIV GT ),
2246 lb ( SV ), 2290 lb ( SV GT )
Wheelbase:
7ft 2in ( 2180mm )
Steering:
Recirculating ball 3.6 turns
Suspension:
Front: Independent wishbone, coil springs, telescopic dampers,
anti-roll bar.
Rear: Live axle, leaf springs, lever arm dampers ( SI, SII ), telescopic dampers ( SIII, SIV, SV )
Brakes:
Front: 9.5 inch discs ( SI, SII ), 9.85 inch discs ( SIII, SIV, SV ),
Rear: 9 inch drums.
Wheels:
Steel 13” x 4” ( SI, SII, SIII, SIV ) or knock off wires
Steel 13” x 4.5” ( SV ) or knock off wires

PERFORMANCE
0 – 60mph:
15.1 sec ( SI ), 14.8 sec ( SII ),
14.4 sec ( SIII ),15.5 sec ( SIII GT ),
13.8 sec ( SIV ), 18.0 sec ( SIV Auto ) 12.9 sec ( SV )
1/4 mile:
20.6 sec ( SI ), 19.7 sec ( SII ), &
19.9 sec ( SIII ), 21.3 sec ( SIII GT ),
19.2 sec ( SIV ), 21.8 sec ( SIV Auto ), 19.1 sec ( SV )
Top Speed:
101 mph ( SI, SII ), 100 mph ( SIII ), 99 mph ( SIII GT ),
96 mph ( SIV ), 92.2 mph ( SIV Auto ), 102 mph (SV )
Average Fuel:
27.4 mpg ( SI ), 20-27 mpg ( SII ),
21-30 mpg ( SIII ), 21-27 mpg ( SIII GT ),
22-25 mpg ( SIV ), 24.3 mpg ( SIV Auto ) 25.5-30 mpg ( SV )

 

Sunbeam Tiger


Production:
June 1964 – June 1967
Total units:
7085 ( 6549 MK I’s – 536 MK II’s )

SPECIFICATIONS:
DRIVE TRAIN
Engine:
Ford Windsor V8 Iron block.
4261cc / 260 cubic inch ( 4737cc / 289 cubic inch MK II )
Iron heads – 8.8: 1 compression ( 9.3: 1 MK II )
Autolite 2 bbl carburettor
Power:
164 bhp @ 4400 rpm ( 200 bhp @ 4400 rpm MK II )
Torque:
258lb-ft @ 2200 rpm ( 282lb-ft @ 2400 rpm MKII )
Gearbox:
4 speed Ford Top Loader
Differential:
2.88:1 semi floating

CHASSIS
Weight:
2525 lbs ( 2560 lbs MK II ) www.autosurplus.com.au
Wheelbase:
7ft 2in ( 2180mm )
Steering:
Rack & Pinion 3.1 turns lock to lock.
Suspension:
Front: Independent wishbones, coil springs, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar.
Rear: Live axle, leaf springs, telescopic dampers, panhard rod.
Brakes:
Front: Girling power assisted 9.85 inch discs.
Rear: 9 inch drums
Wheels:
Steel 13” x 4.5”
PERFORMANCE
0 – 60mph: 8.6 sec ( 7.5 sec MK II )
1/4 mile: 16.7 sec ( 16.0 sec MK II )
Top Speed: 120 mph ( 125 mph MK II )
Average Fuel: 15-22 mpg ( 18-20 mpg MK II )

 

 

Sunbeam Post 1967


Production:

1967 – 1976
Total units:

46,204 ( Rapiers, H120 & Alpines )
SPECIFICATIONS
DRIVE TRAIN

Engine:

Rootes in-line 4 cylinder Iron block.
1724cc / 105.2 cubic inch
Alloy head – 9.2: 1 cr. ( 9.6: 1 cr H120 )
2 x Zenith Stromberg 150CD carburettors
2 x Weber 40DCOE ( H120 )

Power:

88 bhp @ 5200 rpm ( 105 bhp @ 5200 rpm H120 )

Torque:

100lb-ft @ 4000 rpm ( 120lb-ft @ 4000 rpm H120 )

Gearbox:

4 speed with optional Laycock overdrive.
Borg Warner Type 35 3 speed auto

Differential:

3.89:1 semi floating ( 4.22: 1 with overdrive )
3.70: 1 with auto or H120 spec.

CHASSIS

Weight:

2275 lbs ( 2300 lbs H120 )

Wheelbase:

8ft 2.5in ( 2502 mm )

Steering:

Recirculating ball 3.6 turns lock to lock

Suspension:

Front: Independent, coil springs, MacPherson struts,
telescopic dampers, anti roll bar.
Rear: Live axle, leaf springs, telescopic dampers.

Brakes:

Front: Lockheed power assisted 9.6 inch discs.
Rear: 9 inch drums

Wheels:

Steel 13” x 4” or Rostyle alloys 13” x 5”.

PERFORMANCE

0 – 60mph: 12.8 sec ( 11.1 sec H120 )
1/4 mile: 18.7 sec ( 17.7sec H120 )
Top Speed: 103 mph ( 109 mph H120 )
Average Fuel: 28 mpg ( 24 mpg H120 )