SUNBEAM SPORT £933
Produced like the Hillman Imp from which it derives, in Chrysler's Scottish plant at Linwood, the Sunbeam Sport is the twin-carburettor sporting version. With de Luxe specification including four headlights, reclining front seats, and wood-style fascia, the nippy little two-door saloon is good for 90 m.p.h. For 1974 the Sport has new-type Zenith carburettors, and a heat shield between them and the manifold. An improved distributor is also fitted, as well as over-riders to both front and rear bumpers. The rear window opens for luggage loading.
SUNBEAM ALPINE £1405
With identical two-door fastback body to the more expensive Rapier and H120, the Sunbeam Alpine has a simpler specification which includes a single-carburettor version of the 1725 c.c. engine. The power-output of 72 b.h.p. (DIN) is ample for a lively performance, and the four-speed gearbox can be supplemented by an overdrive (at extra cost) which operates on third and top gears. Like the Rapier and H120, the latest Alpine has heated rear window, leather-covered steering wheel and longer-life exhaust system as standard equipment. There is a 15-gallon petrol tank.
SUNBEAM RAPIER Rapier: £1,591
SUNBEAM RAPIER H120 £1,822
The fastback coupés with the old-established marque name come in two versions, the 82 b.h.p. (DIN) Rapier, and the 93 b.h.p. H120. The Rapier has gained three brake horsepower due to the standardisation of a viscous cooling fan, and the H 120 has a bonus of two horsepower. Other improvements for 1974 include a new steering wheel with leather-covered rim, eight-fuse electrical system, longlife exhaust, heated rear window, and pushbutton radio as standard equipment. The two-door pillarless construction enables front and side windows to wind down out of sight in fine weather.