There is only 412 of these bikes left on the world register. Most of them went to India for police bikes and a handful made it to the states. There is believed to be 12-16 in the USA. Similar styling to an old Indian or BSA
This bike runs and runs extremely well. Bought out of California but originally was a Florida bike
All parts can bought for the bike locally (USA) and from the UK at reasonable price but it really needs to be pulled down and painted rather than spend cash on parts
As for restoration, Its not a biggy. If the bike was stripped down and painted and then re-assembled you would have an extremely nice (and rare) bike
500cc inline twin. Brake on the left, gears on the right. (1 up, 3 down)Think the only thing missing is the tank "Sunbeam" badges. A good clean and some paint, this would be an easy restoration. Could possibly have a set of rings thrown through it during restoration
I would guess that $9000 landed in Oz plus Gst etc should do it
Sheri and myself have one that is fully restored (48) and we just love it. Takes a trophy at every event regardless. Named the Toon Town Twin and has been in several bike mags. Their is only one downside to owning it, everywhere you go...you get stopped when you pull up somewhere and have to talk with a heap of people....thats not good when your hungry and have pulled up at a diner or something...pic at the bottom (green)
The Mk III's were built as road cars with detuned 289's in them & were given to Ford executives. One at least was claimed to be LHD (maybe more or all 12) & was for sale in 2007. The Mk III's, I had little interest in as they had no racing history.
The original Lola cars (Mk I & II's along with the US built Mk IV's) were all RHD & race cars.
It is easier to get older than it it is to get wiser
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