You are right about the power plugs. They were also used on Land Rovers. They
were used to power a trouble lamp and maybe for other accessories.
The Sunbeam sports model was the Alpine from about 1953 I think. Sunbeam and
Talbot were both acquired by the Rootes Group and the whole Sunbeam line was
badged as Sunbeam-Talbot at the time.
> Date: Tue, 2 Nov 2010 19:18:43 -0500
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> Subject: [Healeys] Should I Tell Them?
> I love Hemmings Sports and Exotic Car. I enjoy every issue. Unfortunately,
> the sometimes seem as accurate of the History Channel. If you have seen the
> History Channel's hour on the Austin Healey you know what I mean.
> I was tempted to write them before when they had a suggestion for rewiring
> lights with relays. The circuit made no sense.
> In this issue there are two items that they seem to have no clue about. One
> is in the picture of a Morgan dash showing all the insturments plus two
> jacks and they claim they don't know what purpose the jacks serve. The
> picture is on page 44 of the December issue. The jacks are colored red and
> black. I always thought those jacks on the older cars were a power take off
> like the cigarette lighter jacks we use in modern cars. I also remember
> seeing an ancient trouble light with plugs to fit jacks like that. Am I
> The second is on page 88 where they identify the Sunbeam used in *To Catch
> Thief* as an Alpine. I remember a program on PBS the History Detectives in
> which a man thought his Sunbeam *Talbot* was the car used in the movie.
> After some searching they cam up with the actual production records which
> listed the VIN of the car that was used. It wasn't his. Do I remember
> Yours for more accuracy in magazines.
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