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Marshal Montgomery’s SUNBEAM S7 Motorcycle in Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands
Marshal Montgomery’s SUNBEAM S7 Motorcycle in Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

uploaded by: Mathias Zondervan

Description: SUNBEAM S7 Motorcycle, formerly owned by Field Marshal Montgomery of Alamein, 1948 (GB)

Engine: 500 cc     Twin-Cylinder

Louwman Collection

Field Marshal Montgomery was presented with this 500cc Sunbeam S7 at the 1948 motorcycle show in London, on behalf of the British motorcycle industry. It has a two-litre engine with overhead camshaft, a four-speed gearbox and shaft drive. "Monty" kept the motorcycle until 1962,when he gave it to his chauffeur Michael Cox. When Cox sold it two years later, it had only clocked 400 km. From 1977 to 2002  the motorcycle was in the hands of one owner,after which the Sunbeam was acquired by the Louwman Museum. The Marshal's original ownership documents are still there.

Source of information: Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

Author (source) of image: Personal archive

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http://sump-publishing.co.uk/sunbeam%20s7%20and%20s8.htm

http://www.theworldofmotorcycles.com/_sunbeam_motorcycles_s7_500.html

http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/20322/lot/347/

Marshal Montgomery’s SUNBEAM S7 Motorcycle in Louwman Museum, The Hague, Netherlands

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