Sunbeam-Talbot 10 hp motor car, 1946.
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Model (scale 1:10). After the Sunbeam Motor Company was acquired by the Rootes group in 1935, they launched the Sunbeam-Talbot brand. Most Sunbeam-Talbots were sports or touring cars based on Hillman or Humber designs. The Sunbeam-Talbot 10 first appeared in 1938, and the last was produced a decade later. This is the saloon version, with two seats in front, and one at the back for two or three pasengers. The 4-cylinder engine producing 41 bhp is in front, and the drive is taken to the rear wheels through a clutch, gearbox, and propeller shaft to the differential on the rear live axle.