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.