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Sunbeam Talbot 90 Mkii 1950 1954

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Sunbeam-Talbot 90 MKII car debuted in the 1950s. The convertible created in the back, it possessed a 1.9-liter engine developing power up to 64 horsepower, and a mechanical gearbox with a gear switch built into the steering column.

Updated Sunbeam-Talbot 90 MKII

In the fall of 1952, Sunbeam-Talbot 90 MKII was updated, making a number of improvements, and in the same year the abbreviation “A” was added to its name. The modification from the previous version was distinguished to 77 horsepower with an engine, brakes of increased volume and the absence of plugs that could be seen on the rear wings. The 90 Mkiia model was very popular, which could not but affect the volume of its sales – compared to 90 mkii, they increased doubled.

In the spring of 1953, the world was seen by another new model of the series, named Sunbeam Alpine Mk Iia. By his birth, this car, which, as you can see, lost the word “Talbot” in his name, owes the dealer of Sunbeam brand George Hartwell. Hartwell, who specializes in Sunbeam-Talbot sports cars, back in 1952, made a double-meter from the convertible Sunbeam-Talbot 90 MKII, which was subsequently sold under the Hartwell Coupe brand. In addition to the body, the power unit was also processed. The engine received the new cylinder head and inlet collector, which made it possible to increase its return to 80 horsepower. Thanks to the changes made, the maximum speed of the machine was already 153 km/h. The converted Sunbeam-Talbot 90 MKII liked the RUTS brothers so much that in the spring of 1953, the Roadster, again subjected to improvements, began to be supplied under the Sunbeam brand to the North American market.

Later, the car chassis was made harder than improved handling, finalized the body. Rooster’s debut in rally races did not force himself and immediately in his first race Alpine Mk Iia won the alpine rally. Then the victory in the same car and in the same races, but among the fairer sex, was won by Sheila Van Damm.

In the fall of 1954, the designers added a technical filling of Rogster to the sedan version of the car, which since the same year has lost its index 90 and became even easier-Sunbeam mkiii. Then, on behalf of Talbot, the management of Sunbeam decided to completely refuse to the name of cars in order to avoid confusion with the cars of the French manufacturer, which for twenty years have existed an independent life.

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