I can add very little information to add to “Sorting Out the Sunbeams”. I confirm mine having chassis No. 1 and engine No. 4.
It was red, and the seat was tailored to fit me (hence a tight fit for Kaye Don), to whom my mother sold it after June 1928.
My son tells me all his reference books agree that the 1924 Sunbeams had a longer wheelbase to make room for the supercharger, than those of 1923. Seems odd that in any rebuild, a new chassis could be issued without a number.
If “D.S.J.” is D. S. Jenkinson, this is a car he would like to see. My crash at Blackpool was in the TT Replica Bentley, after which we had it rebuilt and supercharged.
M.C. Millington – London, SW3.