TF1603 : 1952 Sunbeam-Talbot and 1971 MGB Roadster, Werrington

taken 1 year ago, near to Werrington, Peterborough, Great Britain

1952 Sunbeam-Talbot and 1971 MGB Roadster, Werrington
1952 Sunbeam-Talbot and 1971 MGB Roadster, Werrington
These two classic vehicles, a Sunbeam-Talbot 90 and an MGB Roadster, were spotted on display during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Sunbeam 90 Mark II drophead coupé was first registered in 1952. A total of 20,381 Sunbeam-Talbot 90 saloons and coupés were manufactured by Rootes Group at its plant in Ryton, Warwickshire, between 1948 and 1957, with 5,493 Mark II cars being produced between 1950 and 1952. The Mark II was equipped with a 2,267cc, four-cylinder engine capable of a top speed of 85.2 miles per hour. The coupé version retailed in 1952 for £1,393 (GBP 1,393) including taxes; adjusted for inflation, this was equivalent to £40,383 (GBP 40,383) at 2019 prices.
The MGB Roadster was first registered in 1971. A total of 513,276 Roadsters were manufactured by the British Motor Corporation (BMC) and British Leyland at its plant at Abingdon, Oxfordshire, between 1962 and 1980. The cars were equipped with a 1,798cc, four-cylinder engine with a top speed of 108.1 miles per hour.
The lockdown imposed by the British government on March 23rd., 2020, as a result of Covid-19 necessitated the suspension of large public gatherings including classic car shows. Classic car owners were instead invited to display their vehicles at home bearing a special Stay Home Rally plate which had been sold to raise funds for NHS Charities Together, an umbrella organisation for charities supporting the National Health Service (NHS).

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Friday, 8 May, 2020   (more nearby)
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Sunday, 10 May, 2020
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Peterborough 
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 1684 0307 [10m precision]
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