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SUNBEAM RAPIER V

2-door sports saloon.

Final flowering of the old Rapier hardtop (Mk IIIAs were the last convertibles) with the latest 85bhp five-bearing engine, and a/c instead of d/c electrics. Styling unchanged from Mk IV: even the tail fins are still around. Handling still a bit hoppity, but you can motor up into the mid-90s, not to mention crack 0-50mph in under 10 seconds.

Technical Specifications

Engine:
1725cc (S4 OHV) 
Configuration:
Front engine, rear-wheel drive 
Production dates:
1965 to 1967  
Number produced:
3,759