This is the last Sunbeam (S7 Deluxe) of any merit that I have seen on US eBay
It failed to reach reserve but attracted bids over US$13000. http://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-Other-Makes...=p2047675.l2557
I must be the only one interested in this thread.
The S7 deluxe might very well be the best British motorcycle ever built, certainly better than silly T120's with the head light and mufflers removed at the factory or old 'chook chaser BSA singles.
Most of the parts in the pile are from an S7 by the look of it.
The part rolling chassis is from one of these, an S7 deluxe, looks like the S7 but has many differences.
This is the Sunbeam S8, production started in 1949 same as the S7 Deluxe and as posted the mechanical parts on both were prefixed S8, the S8 frame had a S8 prefix also, S7 on the deluxe, no surprise there.
The numbers never matched on these two models but the frame and engine/transmission numbers would fall into a range to each other.
The engine/trans numbers would be the same though.
Intact Motor: Unreadable, looks partial like O1
Head on intact motor: 6286
Intact transmission attached to engine: S7-527
The empty S8 transmission case is cracked at the drive shaft end. Looks like S8-10012.
There are two extra heads by they are different styles. One is 1701, and closely resembles the head installed on the intact motor. The other number may be 824?
And one empty engine case looks to read S7-1195.
You have one unknown engine.
A 6286 stamped head from a S7 deluxe, perhaps from 1950 or later.
A trans ? stamped S7 527, if the early model S7 (Only) was indeed matching numbers as posted (Internet) and starting at S7 101 that would be a low number, maybe 1946 and the first year for them (2000 built until early 1949 according to Classic Glory)
The cracked trans case (S8 10012) could be out of a S8 or S7 deluxe, perhaps from around 1952.
The two heads, the 1701 if it does not have the gusset as posted in theory is S7, I did see one in the pics with a gusset, if that is the 824? then perhaps the ? is another number and most likely off a S7 deluxe or S8.
The other engine case if stamped S7 is from an early S7.
What is it worth is anyone's guess, the market is odd to say the least.
If they are damaged (broken fins etc) then the market would be small.
The S7 deluxe steel mudguards/fenders are worth something as are most of the steel panel parts.
If the front end is S8 which is BSAish but not entirely the same as the BSA's of the time, it would be worth a fraction of the S7 type as they were stand alone parts (The fat tyre bikes had the same wheel front and rear, the S8 used the same hub (iirc) on the rear only.
Apparently only brave folk would attempt to restore one of those early bikes based on hard to find parts and said to be somewhat unreliable (internet) no doubt someone out there would be interested in the S7 parts all the same.
The US market is far removed from the one here so price is only speculation.
I am a fan but see little of interest in the piles being S7 and not deluxe, it would be gold to others in the USA if promoted as there are some rare bits if you know what you are looking at.