1967 Sunbeam Alpine

1967 Sunbeam Alpine

1967 Sunbeam Alpine S 5

This is a smart looking example of the Sunbeam Alpine finished in white with deep tan interior. The first open 2-seater Alpines were based on the Hillman 14 and its successor the Humber Hawk. Rootes replaced them with a new smaller 2-seater sports convertible based on the current Hillman Minx and its variants. Kenneth Howes and Jeff Crompton were tasked with doing a complete redesign in 1956, with the goal of producing a dedicated sports car aimed principally at the US market. Ken Howes contributed some 80 per cent of the overall design work; he had worked at Ford before joining Rootes. Because of this the Alpine was an instant hit in the United States and also a great seller in the UK. A total of 70,000 were produced before production was stopped when the Rootes Group was taken over by Chrysler. This particular car is a series 5 model, which were the last produced and many say the best.

The series 5 final version had a new five-bearing 1,725 cc engine with twin Zenith-Stromberg semi-downdraught carburettors producing 93 bhp. Partnered with a four speed manual gearbox with overdrive these cars are an enormous amount of fun to drive.

This car comes with a large file of invoices dating back over 20 or more years, along with club magazines, original hand book etc.

This is a great entry-level classic that not only goes extremely well but has the style, rarity and cult following that many classics in this price range simply do not have.

Vehicle is reading 32500 KM . Records make us think it is 132500 KM but as with many classic vehicles we are unable to confirm this.

Please contact us for further information and photos.

BAINS CLASSIC MOTOR HOUSE is a boutique low volume classic car broker. Viewing is by appointment in our North Canterbury based Motor House.

 

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$19,999
  • Mileage: 13200 km
  • Model Year: 1967
  • Trans: Manual
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Ext color: White
  • Int color: Deep Tan