In 1956 Kenneth Howes and Jeff Crompton were tasked with designing a dedicated sports car aimed principally at the US market. In 1959 Rootes launched the Alpine Series 1, 2-seater sports convertible.
The Alpine was produced in four subsequent revisions until 1968. Total production numbered around 70,000 and this stopped shortly after the Chrysler takeover of the Rootes Group. The car made extensive use of components from other Rootes Group vehicles and was built on a modified floor-pan from the Hillman Husky estate car. The running gear came mainly from the Sunbeam Rapier, but with front disc brakes replacing the saloon car's drums.
The final version had a new five-bearing 1,725 cc engine with twin Zenith-Stromberg Semi-downdraught Carburettors producing a claimed 93 bhp.
Our example 1967 example is a lovely un-restored UK home market car, with five owners from new and 53,000 miles recorded; which although impossible to warrant is believed correct.
Acquired by the most recent keeper in 1992 the car has been sparingly used but kept in constant on the road condition.
With the exception of a very small number of sensible modifications which include: electrically operated screen wash and the replacement of the Stromberg Carburettors with an arguably more reliable Weber Twin Choke this is totally unmolested and original.
LHD, 1st reg: 02/1962, 75.000 M, 60 kW (82 PS),
Dutch registration; chassis in very good condition, I drove ca. 50 km, but it needs some attention concerning brakes and clutch.
I finished my car-business-activities, and sell the car now as privat person. The car is still for sale.
The Alpine was the first model, that was issued after the revival of the brand Sunbeam in 1953.
Between 1953 and 1955 1.282 units were built as Mk I and only 300 units as Mk III, the Mk II never was built.
The coachwork was fitted by Thrupp & Maberley. Sources assume, that only 200-300 cars .....
Well maintained and sought after classic
This is an exceptionally well presented early Series 1 car (registered Jan 61). Restored in 2006 to a very high standard, this car still has great appeal. Original UK RH drive, the car is complete with hard-top, overdrive gearbox, wire wheels and has Old .....
A VERY nice and complete 1953 Sunbeam Alpine roadster. Runs and drives very well. It is a little customized with a rear seat in the trunk and a non Original 6 cil. engine. It has a nice interior and is generally a good driveable car. VERY solid, comes from Arizona and has no rust whatsoever.
Here at Carnell Classic Cars in Harrogate North Yorkshire
We are delighted to now offer this stunning Alpine .
"THIS ONE IS NOW SOLD PLEASE READ ON"
TWO OTHER NOW BEING RESTORED. READY SOON, COME AND VIEW .
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The lithe and lovely Sunbeam Alpine may look too chic to be champ. But champ it is.
One of the best-kept secrets in British sports car motoring, the Sunbeam Alpine roadster was designed to compete with the MGA in the sports car market and appeal to US buyers, which meant a comfortable interior, sharp .....
NOW COMPLETED IN OUR HARROGATE WORKSHOPS .
WILL BE AMONGS'T IF NOT THE BEST NEWLY RESTORED ALPINES IN THE UK,, AND OF COURSE THE VERY RARE HOLBAY MODEL.
THE NEW OWNER WILL RECEIVE A NEWLY RESTORED SUNBEAM ALPINE IN GLEAMING RED,, TOTALLY RUST FREE RESTORED SHELL ,,BRAND NEW CHROME-WORK THROUGHOUT .....
Sunbeam Alpine V year 1966 full-full-restored, original color rare code 106 Comodore Blue with Azure Blue upholstry. Light Blue carpet. Car completely disassembled, totally restored engine with all new parts. pistons, valve, timing chain, crank shaft, motor mount, water pump, clutches, fuel pump original .....
The Sunbeam Alpine is a classic open top British sports car.
This example is the highly desirable Series V with the 1725cc engine and the manual with overdrive gearbox.
In 2013 it underwent a comprehensive restoration shown in a short series of photographs.
The current MOT runs until January .....