Produced by the British automaker Rootes Group, the Sunbeam Alpine is a quintessential British two-seater sports car that first began production in 1953. During its six-year production run, the Alpine saw five different series, the latest being an example of what is featured here today. During this five-series run, the Alpine played a major role in British motorsport history, most notably at Le Mans, where it won the Thermal Index of Efficiency in 1961. This Sunbeam Alpine roadster has reportedly seen just 100 miles on the road since it received a rebuild. According to the current seller, this series-V Sunbeam has an array of upgrades and is currently up for sale in Maryland for anyone looking to pick up a piece of iconic British automotive craftsmanship.
Reported to have originally been light green metallic, this 1966 Sunbeam Alpine has since received a new exterior paint job, and now wears a flashy gloss-red exterior paint that surely makes a statement on the road, especially when combined with its chrome front and rear bumper along with chrome headlight surround, and black soft-top that the seller reports was redone in California. The car sits on a set of 13-inch VTO alloy wheels wrapped in Kumho tires, hiding power-assisted disc brakes up front and drums for the rear. All badges are present and correct, which is a lovely touch that is often overlooked on classic and vintage cars. Moving into the interior, this series V Alpine's cabin has reportedly been completely redone, and now sports a black/brown interior with black leather upholstery, a wooden trimmed steering wheel, black leather bucket seats, and a tan center console. The current seller also reports that the car has been fitted with new pedals. Pop the boot and you will find the spare wheel, which is also a 13-inch VTO alloy wrapped with a Kumho tire.
For the series V, the 1966 Sunbeam Alpine inherited a 1,725cc straight-four engine. The reportedly rebuilt engine has just 100 miles on it and is coupled with a Weber downdraft carb conversion, LRX suffix on the VIN tag, what is reported to be good wiring throughout the car, and a 4-speed standard manual gearbox to send drive to the rear wheels. When new, the engine produced around 90hp, but the allure of driving a British roadster is to take advantage of momentum and the light weight, egged on by the eagerly revving engine.
Car Location: Maryland 1966 Model Year Sunbeam Alpine Series V Odometer shows 74,000 miles Seller reports 100 miles since rebuild 4 speed manual transmission Car was repainted in red Black leather upholstery Black soft top Weber downdraft Carb Conversion Power assisted front brakes Chrome headlight surround 13" VTO alloy wheels Chrome front and rear bumpers Wood trimmed steering wheel 1725cc inline Interior redone completely Seller reports the wiring looks great Seller reports new pedals Seller reports the car was originally green LRX suffix on vin tag Front disc brakes and rear drum brakes Refreshed the 4 speed manual reported Seller reports the top was redone in California
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