Sunbeam Rapier Series IV 1965-67
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Sunbeam Rapier Series IV 1965-67 specifications
4 Cylinders in line ohv
5 bearing crankshaft
Bore: 81.5mm
Stroke: 82.55mm
Displacement: 1,725cc
Compression ratio: 9.2:1
Carburettors: two Zenith downdraught

Maximum speed: 95mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 19.3sec
Max power: 91bhp at 5,500 rpm
Overall fuel consumption: 27.2mpg,
touring: 30.1mpg

All steel unitary, vynide upholstery

Clutch: 7.5in Borg and Beck,
single dry-plate diaphragm
Gearbox: manual 4-speed
or optional, 3 speed automatic
Synchromesh on upper 3 gears
Ratios(manual): Top 3.89 : 1, third 5.413:1, second 8.324 : 1, First 13.04 : 1, Reverse 13.88 : 1.Prop shaft: Hardy Spicer open Final drive: Spiral Bevel
Axle ratio: 4.55:1
Hydraulic, servo assisted.
Front:10.5in disc
Rear: 9in drum

Burman recirculating ball

Front: Independent, coil spring
and wishbone,
telescopic Armstong shock absorbers
Rear: Semi-elliptic, leaf spring, telescopic shock absorbers,

Bolt on disc wheels with
5.50-5.90 x 15in tubeless

Wheelbase: 8ft 0in
Track - front: 4ft 3.75in
Track - rear: 4ft 0.5in
Overall length: 13ft 7.5in
Overall width: 5ft 0.75in
Overall height: 4ft 9.25in
Ground clearance: 5.75in
Turning circle: 36 ft
Kerb weight: 21.25cwt
Fuel tank capacity: 10gals

Sunbeam Rapier Series IV Production
1965-1967 3,759 produced