1959 Sunbeam Rapier Convertible.

May 4, 2012

9 comments
1959-Sunbeam-Rapier-Convertible.

1959-Sunbeam-Rapier-Convertible.

1959-Sunbeam-Rapier-Convertible.

1959-Sunbeam-Rapier-Convertible.

1959-Sunbeam-Rapier-Convertible.

1959-Sunbeam-Rapier-Convertible.

1959-Sunbeam-Rapier-Convertible.

9 comments:

SeattleO said...

There's a rare sight in the states. I hope this is a restoration project, not a neglected moss farm.

great white tiburon said...

very interesting car. it would be a cool candidate for a classic hotrod or custom. it would be a one of a kind custom at a car show. I love those headlight visors and the fins on this thing, kinda has some design ques off the 50's Studebaker's.

Viva Chile! said...

Well, Raymond Loewy was a design consultant for the Rootes Group, and it shows.

http://forum.studebakerdriversclub.com/showthread.php?21414-Hillman-Rapier-Raymond-Loewy-Connection

I agree this deserves restoration, hopefully something close to its original state and not a custom!

Ben Piff said...

This is one of the most delightful cars I've ever seen. Microcars tag? I can't imagine that wheelbase being longer than 80 inches. I'm savoring every inch of glorious chrome trim on this beauty.

I never thought I'd be so in love with a Sunbeam, my gosh.

Justin said...

I love these, shame to see one in such a state of disrepair.

Dave said...

At first glance I thought it was a Stude! It doesn't seem to be in real bad shape. I love the 'eyebrows'.

Jay said...

I like the moustache and bad teeth.

Yarp said...

A series 2 convertible is super rare,I own a series 3a convertible and recently spoke to a rootes expert at the beaulieu auto jumble about survivors. He reckoned only about 100 convertibles survive of all series worldwide,the series 2 being the rarest

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