Technical - Identification and Dating Info



Model

Production Years

Engine Number

Frame Number

S7

21/12/1946 until 1947 (approx)

1948 (approx)

1949 until 01/04/1949

S7-101 to S7-2371

S7-101 to S7-520

S7-521 to S7-1800

S7-1801 to S7-2205

S7 deluxe

27/05/1949 - ??/??/1956

from 27/05/1949 until 1950 (approx)

1950 (approx)

1951 (approx)

1952 (approx)

1953 (approx)

1954 (approx)

1955 (approx)

1956 (approx)

S8-462 Onwards

(Overlap with S8)

S7-2501 Onwards

S7-2501 to S7-2900

S7-2901 to S7-4500

S7-4501 to S7-6000

S7-6001 to S7-6700

S7-6701 to S7-7000

S7-7001 to S7-7500

S7-7501 to S7-7300

S7-7301 Onwards

S8

25/03/1949 - ??/??/1956

from 27/05/1949 until 1950 (approx)

1950 (approx)

1951 (approx)

1952 (approx)

1953 (approx)

1954 (approx)

1955 (approx)

1956 (approx)

S8-104 Onwards

(Overlap with S7 deluxe)

S8-101 Onwards

S8-101 to S8-1350

S8-1351 to S8-4500

S8-4501 to S8-6000

S8-6001 to S8-6800

S8-6801 to S8-7400

S8-7401 to S8-7850

S8-7851 to S8-8300

S8-8301 to Onwards


Notes

Stock often stayed at the factory or the motorcycle dealers premises for a long time so it is usual that for a Sunbeam to have been registered a few years after it was manufactured.

I do not know the final date of manufacturing in 1956 for either the S7 de luxe or the S8... if you do, then please let me know so I can share the information.

I also do not know the final frame and engine numbers, again, if you do, please let me know.

It may also interest you to know that the price in the UK of an S7 de luxe was 204, 1 Shilling and 8 pence plus 55 purchase tax.

 


Sunbeams Shipped To Guernsey (British Channel Islands)

From information taken from http://www.millards.org/sunbeams.htm courtesy of a Mr Paul Kilminster

Detail originates from BSA Redditch factory records


 

DISPATCHED.

MODEL.

FRAME No.

ENGINE No. 

COLOUR.

1.

03/09/1948

S7

S7 1505

S7 1712

BLACK

2.

14/10/1948

S7

S7 1560

S7 1833

BLACK

3.

21/10/1949

S8

S8 1222

S8 1610

BLACK

4.

23/11/1949

S8

S8 1384

S8 1384

BLACK

5.

11/01/1950

S8

S8 1656

S8 2299

BLACK

6.

13/03/1950

S8

S8 2107

S8 2779

BLACK

7.

21/03/1950

S8

S8 2284

S8 2933

BLACK

8.

24/08/1950

S8

S8 2659

S8 4396

BLACK

9.

01/01/1951

S8

S8 3744

S8 5703

BLACK

10.

13/02/1951

S8

S8 4107

S8 5979

BLACK

11.

21/02/1951

S8

S8 3688

S8 6131

BLACK

12.

20/09/1951

S8

S8 5022

S8 8140

Poly Chromatic Grey

13.

23/11/1951

S8

S8 5545

S8 8585

BLACK

14.

19/02/1952

S8

S8 5880

S8 9422

BLACK

15.

16/06/1953

S8

S8 7232

S8 10902

Poly Chromatic Grey

16.

23/12/1953

S7 De Luxe

S7 7186

S7 12436

Mist Green

17.

18/06/1954

S8

S8 7772

S8 12783

Poly Chromatic Grey

18.

10/09/1954

S8

S8 7844

S8 12811

Poly Chromatic Grey

19.

08/03/1956

S8

S8 8450

S8 13648

BLACK

20.

25/05/1956

S7 De Luxe

S7 7865

S7 13762

Mist Green

In 1948/49 The approximate cost of a :-

Sunbeam S7 was 220 & the S8 185

BSA C10/C11 250cc with girder forks was 35

BSA 350cc 128

The first BSA three speed Cycles after the war 5.10d


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