The Blue Bird Flies Again!

Before 2014, the Land Speed Record-breaking Sunbeam 350hp had not been heard in public for over 50 years. This year at The London Motor Show, the engine thundered to life with a brisk turn of its handle with a sound akin to the roar of a Rolls-Royce Merlin engine for all to hear.

Following a complete and lengthy mechanical rebuild by the National Motor Museum’s workshop team at Beaulieu – and a renaming to Blue Bird – the multi record-breaking vehicle has been returned to its 1920s former glory.

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