Rare start up for 1924 land speed record breaker

Last updated 13:09 28/01/2014
Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam 350hp

RECORD BREAKER: Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam 350hp.

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Britain's National Motor Museum is to fire up a world land speed record breaker for the first time in over 50 years.

Sir Malcolm Campbell's Sunbeam 350hp was last heard publicly in 1962 when Lord Montagu drove the vehicle around the Goodwood track.

In recent years the museum's workshop team and volunteers have worked tirelessly on a complete mechanical rebuild of the engine, enlisting the help of the Sunbeam Talbot Darracq Register to find parts, specialist services and skills for the task.

The Sunbeam 350hp set land speed records of 146.16 miles per hour in 1924 and 150.75 mph at Pendine Sands.

The museum, in Hamshire, will fire up the record-breaker at midday on January 29 (1am Thursday, NZ time).

Those lucky enough to attend the event are warned that "it will make quite a noise".

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