Sunbeam - Sunbeam 90
The Sunbeam-Talbot 90 was made from 1948 using many components from the previous 2 litre (originally built in 1939) including the 2 litre engine, now converted to overhead valves. There was also a smaller engined 1200cc Sunbeam-Talbot 80. These cars looked up to date, with a 2 door body, as well as a convertible option. For 1950 the Sunbeam-Talbot Mk2 had the engine bored out to 2267 cc, and the cars fitted with independent front suspension on a newchassis, and the headlights raised to help sales abroad. The next change for the Mk.2A of 1952 was a little more power, larger front brakes and pierced holes in the wheels to help cool the drums. From 1954 the car was called the Sunbeam Mk3, now dropping the Talbot name altogether. Instead of Sunbeam and Talbot on the badge, someone in marketing came up with having Sunbeam with Supreme instead. By the last year of production in 1957, the engine was producing 92 bhp, a big improvement over the 64 bhp when the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 was first released in 1948.
Tyre size for Sunbeam -Talbot 90 and Sunbeam Mk3 was 550x16. Blockley produces a 550x16 tyre.