Sunbeam 1935 model 8 350 cc 1 cyl ohv



Sunbeam  1935   Model 8     350 cc OHV  frame # 8.505.0.687  engine # 8.503.1.877


The first OHV production  Sunbeams were listed as the model 8 (350cc) and 9 (500cc) in 1924. 
The model 8 with bore/stroke dimensions of 70×90 mm was an excellent sporty  tourer, but stayed  somewhat in the shadow of its  more glamorous big brother.  
The model 8 stayed in production  till 1931: that’s to say, in 1933  it appeared again in the catalogue  – virtually unchanged- and stayed till 1939. 
In 1931 and 1932 the 350 cc class was catered for by a new design. 
This was the completely new 344 cc Model 10, an overhead valve single, designed by Stephenson and Greenwood. 
1935 was the last year of Sunbeam’s own gearbox , from the 1936 model  year a Burman with foot change would be employed. 
This machine has been restored  to sports specification. 
The   upswept competition exhaust pipes were a factory option.