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Sunbeam Talbot Coupe' Rear Hood Rail 

This laminated hood rail is now avaliable to order from us, to the original specification. There are two versions early ( Mark 1 90 and early Mark2 ) and later cars, the difference being in the length of the ends and the tacking groove. Please enquire for prices and availability. We can also make all the other timber sections as well for these cars.


Performance Enhancing

With the generous loan of original patterns from various club members and original factory drawings we are able to offer a performance enhancing kit for original Alpine Special cars and ordinary, Alpine, Saloon and Coupe models from Mark 2 to 2A ( not MK 3 ).

This kit is designed to take the Weber 40 IDF twin choke down draught carburettor and when fitted looks very similar to the original but with reliability, economy and spare parts availability along with the performance increase.

The parts included in the kit are shaded on the parts list diagram below this text.

Prices are:

Inlet manifold £305 + VAT

Exhaust Manifold £315 + VAT 

Air Filter Elbow £210 + VAT.

Shipping charges apply in addition.

Air Filter - after many years of production of over 20 kits sold the air filter has become unavailable as the company making the basic parts has ceased trading. This means we are unable to fulfil the complete kits for upgrades on standard cars. However the parts listed are still available for Alpine Specials as direct replacements to fit the Weber but you will need an original air filter.


Alpine Special Manifold Kits

Pattern making is taking place with parts expected soon.

Pattern making Process
Inlet Manifold
Exhaust Manifold

Number Plates


We now produce cast number plates identical to factory supplied and works cars but will fit any car up to 1963 when the character size changed. They come polished and painted and the characters are permanently attached in the casting process. The edge is polished and they are not as heavy as some pre-war vintage plates, being approximately 1/4" thick.

Price per pair £210 + VAT plus post and packing. Please contact us for ordering and payment prior to casting.


Windscreen Washer Jet Special Accessory

For: Sunbeam Rapier / Singer Gazelle / Hillman Minx and Husky

For: Sunbeam Rapier / Singer Gazelle / Hillman Minx and Husky

Series 1 to 3a Rapier, Gazelle 1 to3c, Minx 1 to 3c, Husky 1 and 2

Developed by Rootes as an accessory we have  produced new parts to original patterns and they fit over the windscreen wiper spindles with a small hole required to allow the tubing to connect to the jet. This is covered and made watertight by the new seal block which is shaped to fit these cars. So that they can be fitted to other models providing there is room  to locate the tubing hole required, a larger seal block can be supplied and shaped to fit any contour thus allowing the spindle nut to locate the thread.
Price including post and packing in the UK £48.00 per pair.


Spare Wheel Cover

Subeam Rapier, Singer Gazelle, Hillman Minx

Spare wheel cover made to an original pattern in the correct materials for 15 inch wheels only.
£52.00 plus VAT, plus £12.00 postage in the UK.


Rear Lamp Reflector Plates for Sunbeam Talbots

All models Mark1,2,2a,3 and Alpine

All models Mark1,2,2a,3 and Alpine

Made in stainless steel complete with reflector and longer fixing screws.

£44 + VAT a pair plus £5.00 postage in the UK.



Speedometer Reconditioning Service

Due to a lack of spare parts for the AC Delco instrument we have had specially produced the two drive gears that fail inside.  As a result we can offer reconditioned and calibrated units by return in two weeks.  The cost is £240 + VAT plus shipping and we will require figures from you for calibration, please enquire.



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