1963 Sunbeam Alpine
Sale price: $14,500.00 make an offer
Technical specifications, photos and description:
|Got questions?||Ask here!|
Do you like this car?
1963 Sunbeam Alpine for sale
View our eBay StoreSign up for our Email Newsletter
1963 Sunbeam Alpine offered with a reserve
I purchased this car quite by accident at the Worldwide Auburn sale. it was part of a large collection of funky little cars being offered there. It was a solid runner. but was pretty tatty all around. I decided to dive in and fix her up cosmetically-new paint-interior-headliner-rubber trim-grill-dash-and opted to go with a cream over red livery. which while not a catalogue color scheme. I thought would suit the car well. I must say I'm am very pleased with how the car turned out. It does not have a soft top. strictly the removable hardtop and thats it. Of course we've had to do some mechanical work as well. including an entire new brake system and I decided to add a perktronix ignition system for reliability.
I fully planned to simply keep the car in my collection. but just found another car I just had to have and am out of room.
We have many more photographs of this car. please click on any image to be taken to our full-size image list!
The Sunbeam Alpine is a sporty two-seat open car from Rootes Group's Sunbeam car marque. The original was launched in 1953 as the first vehicle from Sunbeam-Talbot to bear the Sunbeam name alone since the 1935 takeover of Sunbeam and Talbot by the Rootes Group. A muscle-car variant of the later versions was also built. the Sunbeam Tiger.
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. which bears more than incidental resemblance to the early Ford Thunderbird; Howe had worked at Ford before joining Rootes. The Alpine was produced in four subsequent revisions through to 1968. Total production numbered around 70. 00. Production stopped shortly after the Chrysler takeover of the Rootes Group.
The "Series" Alpine started production in 1959. One of the original prototypes still survives and was raced by British Touring car champion Bernard Unett. The car made extensive use of components from other Rootes Group vehicles and was built on a modified floorpan 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. An overdrive unit and wire wheels were optional. The suspension was independent at the front using coil springs and at the rear had a live axle and semi-elliptic springing. The Girling-manufactured brakes used 9. 5 in disc at the front and 9 in drums at the rear. Coupe versions of the post-1959 version were built by Thomas Harrington Ltd. Until 1962 the car was assembled for Rootes by Armstrong Siddeley. An open car with overdrive was tested by the British magazine The Motor in 1959. It had a top speed of 99. 5 mph and could accelerate from 0–60 mph in 13. 6 seconds. A fuel consumption of 31. 4 miles per imperial gallon ( 26. 1 mpg-US) was recorded. The test car cost £1031 including taxes. 11. 04 examples of the series I were produced. The Series I featured a 1494 cc engine and was styled by the Loewy Studios for the Rootes Group. It had dual downdraft carburetors. a soft top that could be hidden by special integral covers and the first available roll up side windows offered in a British sports car of that time.
The Series II of 1962 featured an enlarged 1592 cc engine producing 80 bhp and revised rear suspension. but there were few other changes. When it was replaced in 1963. 19. 56 had been made. Our Ebay Policies:
Significant Cars is one of the largest Collector Car Brokers and Dealers in the Country. Since 2003 we have worked hard to "change the way collector cars find new homes" by providing unparralleled web presentation of the cars we are representing. Most of our cars have over 30 photographs. and these can be viewed by visiting our website (our eBay handle dot com). or by clicking on any of the photographs in the black background area of our EBay listings. We welcome your call with any questions about any of our listings at anytime at 800-837-9902 and certainly encourage your personal inspection of any of the cars we are selling-just call us and we will be happy to set up an appointment for your to see and test drive the car.
We realize that eBay is a difficult venue to properly evaluate an item as complex as an automobile. You can feel secure bidding with confidence on any of our cars since we guarantee your satisfaction! Should you win the auction and come to see the car and decide you do not want it for any reason. no negative feedback will result. any deposit you may have paid will be cheerfully refunded.
Description images and copy © 2004-2014 Significant Cars. Inc.
Also published at eBay.com
Want to buy this car?
Comments and questions to the seller:
Other classic Armstrong cars offered via internet auctions:
price: $4,500.00Ford Falcon XP UTE 3 SP Manual 2 8L Carb in Campbellfield, VIC
price: $1,000.00LC Torana 2 Door Excellent FOR Restoration Project
price: $10,000.00Ford XY UTE 351 Auto
price: $US $2,000.001950 Other Makes