SPORTS CARS UNDER 000
We have recently been giving some prominence to new sports-cars coming In the under £800 category, as for a while this was a rather neglected market. The Sunbeam-Talbot Ten is an excellent example of this class of car, the open tourer being priced at 050 and the fourdoor sports saloon at 065—not inclusive of the charming lady who occupies these cars in the catalogue photographs. There is also a very attractive Abbott two-seater drophead coupe on this chassis, available at 095. These SunbeamTalbots are amongst the smartest small cars on our roads. In the same price class the 4/4 Morgans, of which a Le Mans Replica model made best performance in the Scottish Rally, is now available with a new all-overhead valve engine, at
225 gns. for the coupe. The new engine is a Standard production of 63.5 x100 mm, and, with a compression-ratio of 6.8 to 1 it gives 38.8 b.h.p. at 4,500 r.p.m. and a b.mle.p. of almost 120 lb. per square inch, while it runs up to 5,500 r.p.m.
We very much regret to announce the death of Richard Seaman, the most brilliant English driver since the days of the late Sir Henry Segrave, who died from his injuries received in the Belgian G.P. on Sunday the 25th of June. To his wife and his relatives we offer our deepest sympathies and profound condolences.
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