This is the second Sumbeam venezia we stumble on in three years and that doesn’t astonish us as this car is very rare as 140 were built, and just an handful of these has survived until nowadays.
This car, revealed the first time to the press in 1963 in San Marco square in Venezia, Italy, was built by Touring on beha lf of the Rootes group, which was the owner of the Sunbeam brand back then. The body was built following the Touring process: a steel tubular frame wrapped by an aluminium skin. The 1600 cc four cylinders engine was borrowed by the Humber Sceptre.
This particulr car was delivered new in italy: it still has the original black plate, the overall aspect of this special car is actually very good: ok we all know that aluminium doesn’t rust but actually also the interiors look very original and in good overall conditions: basically we believe that this car has just been forgotten but not abandoned: that’s a very interesting project. Find it for sale at €49,000 (today $55,000) here in Monsummano Terme, Italy.