Bicycle manufacturers John Marston and Thomas Cureton built their first Sunbeam car in 1899.  When French engineer Louis Coatalen joined the firm, not only did production and profits increase, but the company became involved in motor racing and record-breaking, with their cars establishing new World Land Speed Records numerous times.  In 1920, Sunbeam became part of STD Motors – Sunbeam/Talbot/Darracq – with the Rootes Group acquiring control in the late 1930’s.  From 1938 until 1954, cars were badged as Sunbeam-Talbot before only the name Sunbeam was used from 1955 onwards.  When Chrysler bought the company, the last cars badged as Sunbeam were built in the late 1970’s.

1912 Sunbeam Coupe L (as raced at Brooklands). Model by Milestone Miniatures
1927 Sunbeam 1000hp. Driven to a new Land Speed Record of 203 mph by Henry Segrave. Model by Western Models
1945 Sunbeam-Talbot Ten. Model by Lansdowne
1953 Sunbeam Alpine Mk I (driven by Stirling Moss in the Alpine Rally). Model by Coronet Classics
1954 Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Mk IIa. Model by Oxford Diecast
1955 Sunbeam Rapier Series I. Model by Lansdowne
1955 Sunbeam Alpine. Model by Matrix
1960 Sunbeam Alpine. Model by Universal Hobbies
1961 Sunbeam Alpine Mk II. Model by Vanguard
1961 Sunbeam Rapier Series 3a. Model by Silas Models
1962 Sunbeam Alpine Harrington Le Mans. Model by Avenue 43
1964 Sunbeam Tiger. Model by K & R Replicas
1969 Sunbeam Rapier Fastback. Model by BHM Majesty Classics
1972 Sunbeam Imp (BTCC). Model by Atlas
1979 Sunbeam Ti. Model by Vanguard