Welcome to the Sunbeam Rapier Owners' Club, your passport to complete enjoyment in a marque with rarely matched heritage.
Owning any Rapier will provide you with a unique driving experience. These four seat pillar-less coupés offer incomparable features for budget conscious classic car owners. The Rootes Group was renowned for styling as well as keeping up with technological advances. From the outset the Rapier offered a 6-speed gearbox (taking into account overdrive gears on 3rd and 4th), by 1958 the engine boasted twin carbs, in 1959 front disc brakes were fitted and during these years and beyond the International Rally successes piled up.
On the styling front, Rootes provided a head-turning car with two-tone coachwork, loads of rally-bred dials, all set in a walnut dashboard from 1959 – 1967. If having all the side windows open isn’t enough of a thrill then get the convertible version available from 1958-1963. Beyond 1967 the Rapier name continued with the ultra-stylish Fastback, again a pillar-less coupé that had bags of space & lots of extras for the day, as standard, with the tuned 110 BHP Holbay version arriving in 1968 & the Alpine following closely in 1969. What isn’t to like about the most reliable rally-bred Sunbeam Rapiers, with a model to suit everyone.