Sunbeam Diecast Vehicle
Sunbeam is a brand of vintage British motor cars that was manufactured between 1901 and 1934. The Sunbeam brand produced cars, buses and aircraft engines. In later years, the Sunbeam brand had been used by other car manufacturers until 1981. Sunbeam diecast vehicles are to scale replicas of real Sunbeam cars and buses.
Diecast Sunbeam models are designed for children of three years of age onwards. They are also highly sought after by diecast vehicle collectors and Sunbeam enthusiasts.
Sunbeam diecast toy cars have rotating wheels and realistic looking tyres.
James Bond Sunbeam diecast vehicles
In the first James Bond film, Dr. No, James Bond is seen driving a Sunbeam Alpine. This car is celebrated as the first Bond car and it has been replicated by diecast model car maker Corgi. Corgi James Bond Sunbeam diecast vehicles are produced to a scale of 1:36 and 1:64. The level of detailing is reasonably high, but these are toys rather than exact replicas.
Lansdowne Sunbeam diecast vehicles
Lansdowne Sunbeam diecast vehicles are made to a higher level of detail. For example, the 1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series diecast model, which was produced between 1996 and 2005, is finished in black with a readable number plate, silver coloured petrol cap, hub caps, front and rear lights, a steering wheel and red interior seats.
Other ranges of Sunbeam diecast vehicles includes Vanguards Sunbeam vehicles, Dinky Sunbeam vehicles, Lledo and Matchbox Sunbeam diecast vehicles .
Sunbeam diecast models
The diecast manufacturing process used to make Sunbeam diecast model vehicles uses non-ferrous alloy metals. These metals, which include copper, zinc, magnesium and aluminium, are melted and then forced at high pressure into the cavities of a diecast mould. This is where they set to form the shape of the Sunbeam model vehicle.
To create the vehicles' other details such as tyres, windows and lights, materials like plastic, rubber and glass are used.