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Draper Tools supports 1,000hp Sunbeam restoration

Draper Tools is supporting the restoration of the Sunbeam 1,000hp – the Land Speed Record breaker at the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu in Hampshire.

Over the summer the National Motor Museum is holding a raffle to win a Draper tool kit worth £3,000 with all proceeds going to the Sunbeam 1,000hp restoration campaign.

The campaign aims to raise £300,000 to restore the iconic vehicle and take it back to Daytona Beach in Florida for the 100th anniversary of its record-breaking run in 2027.

The tool company began as a family business just short of a decade before the Sunbeam was built in Wolverhampton and its record-breaking run. The business has donated the toolkit to the National Motor Museum Trust.

Nigel Whatley, Draper Tools power manager said: “We’ve always enjoyed a great relationship with the National Motor Museum and very much have a shared passion for classic vehicles, careful restoration, and the story of motoring.

“When we heard about the campaign to recommission the legendary Sunbeam, we knew it was something we wanted to get behind. It will really be something special to see such a historic vehicle brought back to life.

“Tools for classic vehicle repairs and restoration are a speciality of ours and we hope that offering a dream automotive toolkit helps deliver plenty of support for the campaign. We would like to wish the team every success on the project – we can’t wait to see the results!”

Tickets for the raffle are available at the National Motor Museum. It is also possible to support the campaign to restore the Sunbeam 1,000hp by donating here.