After a long drought, it just seems to be getting better and better for lovers of bottom dwellers on Trade me. I just could’t resist adding these delectable beauties available this week.
Sunbeam Talbot 90
The Subaru WRX of the 1950s this silk purse from a sows ear was one the great rally cars of the immediate post-war era. Far more than the sum of its parts (Humber Engine and Minx underpinnings) these Sunbeams behaved like thoroughbreds. With a big engine in a small responsive chassis these cars were the drift cars of their day. Monte Carlo winners in 1955 and 2nd in ‘52, Sunbeam (both well passed its use by date) were unlucky not to win it all the time in this era. Amazing robustness and stamina the motor was all torque, nicely clothed in one of the best bodies of the era courtesy of Raymond Lowey.
For; Gorgeous looks, Rallying pedigree, Gorgeous to drive.
Against : Nothing except some Imp owners will think they’re in the same league as you. (they’re not!)
Bottom Dweller Status: 2/5 Though underappreciated , unfortunately rapidly rising out of our league. (there I’ve got through another post without insulting Imp owners)