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These Sunbeam pages are reconstructed from the Defunct restored-classics website

   (c)2002 Peter Ransom  

                                                     The 1924 Sunbeam 20-60

has a 3.2 litre ohv 6-cylinder engine with magneto ignition, 4-speed gearbox and 4-wheel brakes.  It represented a new generation of 6-cyl Sunbeams, having abandoned the cone clutch, separate gearbox and 2-wheel brakes found in earlier models. The motoring press of the day was extremely complimentary!

(c)2002 Peter Ransom
The car pictured was restored from a very large heap of bits and since there was no body 
I decided to create a car based on (but not a replica of) another '20-60 that was custom-bodied in 1924 by Park Ward for Mr. A H Pass of Pass & Joyce, the London Sunbeam dealers. Restoration was completed in June, 2000

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The car pictured was restored from a very large heap of bits and since there was no body  

I decided to create a car based on (but not a replica of) another '20-60 that was custom-bodied in 1924 by Park Ward for Mr. A H Pass of Pass & Joyce, the London Sunbeam dealers. Restoration was completed in June, 2000


   (c)2002 Peter Ransom  

 photo left was taken in 2001 in the border ranges between NSW and Queensland

The 1922 Sunbeam 24/60

Light Tourer was built on a chassis with a 136.5" wheelbase, some 7.5" shorter than used for the more formal Tourer, Saloon and Limousine Landaulette.

 



This limited choice of factory body styles was available or the buyer could have a body constructed by the coachbuilder of his choice. The Light Tourer illustrated is thought to be the only remaining example with a Sunbeam factory body . The 24/60 was always going to be a rare car, as only 500 chassis - mostly the longer version - were manufactured. Today perhaps a dozen remain.

   1922 Sunbeam 24/60 Light Tourer
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This limited choice of factory body styles was available or the buyer could have a body constructed by the coachbuilder of his choice. The Light Tourer illustrated is thought to be the only remaining example with a Sunbeam factory body . The 24/60 was always going to be a rare car, as only 500 chassis - mostly the longer version - were manufactured. Today perhaps a dozen remain.


The 4.5 litre 6-cylinder engine has overhead valves, seven main bearings and magneto ignition. It represents the final stage in the development of Sunbeam's 24hp engine, the previous model having had side valves and the porting reversed. A cone clutch, separate 4-speed gearbox and two-wheel brakes point to the Edwardian ancestry of the 24hp line.


The chassis price in 1922 was US$6,500 and then you would add extra for the body, depending on your taste. The most expensive Cadillac V-8 in 1922, the 7-passenger Imperial Limousine, cost US$4,600 and a comparable Packard Single Eight was US$4950. A Silver Ghost Rolls Royce chassis was about US$11,50