This 1927 Sunbeam Motorcycle is from the Frank Culver collection. This is a late ’27 production that appears to also have some of the ’28 year design incorporated. In those days clean model transitions from year to year were not made. It is a 347 cc side valve which we believe makes it a Model 8. It was sold by Ron Farthing Motorcycles in England to a buyer in Washington State, USA, in October 1987. The current owner purchased it from him in 2000.
The motorcycle has been stored in a climate controlled shop and has been barley used. It has a clean California title on a non op registration. Numbering indicates a factory original motorcycle assembly. The bike is in need of a cleaning and polish to be brought back to concourse condition.
Minimal miles on the restoration
This motorcycle has excellent paint that is in need of a good cleaning. This machine will polish right up for the best of displays.
Original factory sheet metal with great fit.
No chrome. Nickel plating in great shape.
This motorcycle is mechanically sound and a good runner. Current owner had pinion and cluster gears made of modern steel alloy to replace the old worn out assembly. Hand oil pump is in need of a new leather cup.
Wheels & Tires
Rims are steel painted black with painted spokes
Firestone tires 300 X 20 on the rear
Dunlop Universal 300 X 20 on the front
Clean, clear, California Title with non-op registration
Engine # H 3217
Frame # AA248
Valuation Resource Guide
This would rate as a 1- because of the need for cleaning.
Manual as seen in photos.