[Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1953 sunbeam Mark 1

alpine3 at tiscali.co.uk alpine3 at tiscali.co.uk
Fri Mar 6 16:41:25 EST 2015


White Alpines always had a black steering wheel and knobs, you guys 
have been busy while I was on holiday.
Chris

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From: spurrellmartin at hotmail.co.uk
Date: 02/03/2015 6:12 
To: 
"FrankBethJenkins"<bjenkins at ix.netcom.com>, "starcars8 at comcast.net"
<starcars8 at comcast.net>, "George Hummel"<ghummel at worden-shewell.com>

Cc: "staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info"<staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info>
Subj: 
Re: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1953 sunbeam Mark 1

hi all,         i 
have an elderly friend who worked in the 1950's at the Thrupp and 
Maberly works in cricklewood.at that time Rootes would send half 
assembled  cars, destined to be open topped models, down from coventry 
works for their specialist bodies to be crafted and fitted on to their 
chassis. they would be delivered completed from the front, back as far 
as the 'a' post and thrupps would do the rest. rootes coventry would 
have designated the colour and the front wings,bonnet etc would all be 
painted in readiness. trouble was usually thrupp's finished top coat 
would not match well enough and consequently the cars would need 
completely painting in the same paint to obtain a perfect job.  my 
friend also tells me that rootes, who owned thrupp and maberly at the 
time, operated quite a flexible policy re. choice of colours for 
wealthy customers who would often visit the factory to see their cars 
in progress. thrupps built bodies for daimler, rolls royce, bentley, as 
well as sunbeam talbot.   amongst the 'special' visitors Jimmy saw were 
lord and lady docker and also our ex king who had abdicated, with his 
wife wallis 
simpson.                                                                
martin.



     

From: bjenkins at ix.netcom.com
To: 
spurrellmartin at hotmail.co.uk; starcars8 at comcast.net; ghummel at worden-
shewell.com
CC: staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info
Subject: RE: [Sunbeam 
Talbot Email List] 1953 sunbeam Mark 1
Date: Sun, 1 Mar 2015 16:35:59 
-0500

My 1954 Alpine Special was painted black at the factory as noted 
on the production manifest. Black wheels. Must have been a special 
order. Frank From: Staowners [mailto:staowners-bounces at sunbeamtalbot.
info] On Behalf Of Martin Spurrell
Sent: Sunday, March 01, 2015 3:26 PM

To: starcars8 at comcast.net; George Hummel
Cc: staowners at sunbeamtalbot.
info
Subject: Re: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1953 sunbeam Mark 1 hi 
pete,           thanks for the run down of original colour schemes of 
'our' cars. having seen so many '53 cars with red wheels i have until 
now associated it as being the original arrangement. i suppose 
individual owners have chosen red as a fashion statement. my own  53 
mk1 alpine is white with red wheels and upholstery (and black controls) 
it is surprising how much comment from members of the public, much of 
it negative, the scheme attracts. but i have no intention of 
changing.                                                                      
cheers,                                                                                  
martin.Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2015 20:33:20 +0000
From: starcars8 at comcast.
net
To: ghummel at worden-shewell.com
CC: Staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info

Subject: Re: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1953 sunbeam Mark 1Wheels 
should be body colour except for Ivory cars which were bright red. 
Colour options offered were:- Coronation Red with Light Fawn 
upholstery. Sapphire Blue with Light Fawn upholstery. Alpine Mist with 
Bright Red upholstery. Ivory with Bright Red upholstery and black 
steering wheel and controls. There were a few special ordered cars in 
different colours.  Pete From: "George Hummel" <ghummel at worden-shewell.
com>
To: Staowners at sunbeamtalbot.info
Sent: Saturday, February 28, 2015 
2:30:16 AM
Subject: [Sunbeam Talbot Email List] 1953 sunbeam Mark 1 Do 
the wheels match the color the car is painted?Thank you for any insight 
on this   George HummelYork, PA 17403 C: 717.577.6954 Committed, 
Responsive, Progressive  

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