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It seems that the Sunbeam 16 and 24, (1915-1924) is the subject of a recently published book, (ISBN: 978-0957420809). This is reviewed in the Automobile, (June 2013, volume 31, number 4), which refers to 4000 Sunbeams built by the Rover Co. Ltd. under a wartime agreement.

With so little information yet published on staff cars of that era, it does at least seem that material may exist.†

Does anyone have photographs?†



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Very attractive Rover Sunbeam ambulance here;

http://wwi.lib.byu.edu/index.php/Rover_Sunbeam_Ambulance

Anyone like to tell me the obvious mistake that makes it inaccurate for a WW1 ambulance?

More info and photos of Sunbeams here;

http://www.historywebsite.co.uk/Museum/Transport/commercial/sunbeam.htm

An attractive design, a model of a British WW1 motor ambulance wouldn't go amiss, as far as i'm aware there's only the Matador Ford Model T which needs work, and these are quite a lot larger

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Well, those tyres, which may be larger than originally intended, andof a later hue. It does seem that light coloured tyres are sometimes available, as I have seen Model T Fords so equipped.



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Rob wrote:

Anyone like to tell me the obvious mistake that makes it inaccurate for a WW1 ambulance?


†RASC?



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confuseI looked down. Should have looked up!biggrin



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Yep, RASC!

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I think this is a Sunbeam 16-20 staff car.

British-Staff-Car-DSC_0062.jpg

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The RASC came into being late in 1918 so the markings are correct for an ambulance of that period. 1060 = 43 Motor Ambulance convoy
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