Sunbeam Alpine Series V 1969
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- 3. good condition
Sunbeam Alpine Series V.
The current owner has owned this Sunbeam for 5 years now and now thinks it is time for someone else to enjoy this nice car. He would describe the car as; a real driver’s car with a very high level of fun.
The car took part in the SLS rally in 2019 and the team achieved an excellent 16th place with this car.
The Sunbeam has been restored in the past (ready 2019) here are also pictures of the car. During the last 5 years of ownership, the car has been maintained by a well-known classic car specialist in NL.
Two points of attention in the car; the rev counter does not work and the heating lever is missing.
An excellent car to immediately enjoy and perhaps take part in a rally? Are you ready for a big smile and many fun rides?
The Alpine name, previously used by Sunbeam on an earlier car, was revived for this all-new sports car launched in 1959. This new mid-sized and attractive sports car was welcomed by the buying public who at the time had no choice in this part of the market. The performance was brisk for the day, and the handling was able to withstand the power of the car. Changes were made to the Series II model launched in 1960. These include an increase in engine power and an improved suspension.
With the arrival of the Series III Alpine in 1964, the option of a GT model with a hardtop and 2 + 2 seats came. The GT also benefited from a wood veneer dashboard and a more luxurious finish, but all Series III cars featured dual fuel tanks and larger front disc brakes that were now powered. January 1964 brought with it the next in the series: the series IV. The tail fins on this car were now much less pronounced than on the previous models and other styling changes included a different grille and redesigned turn signals. Automatic transmission became an option on this model and in October 1964 the Alpine got a fully synchronized gearbox. The last model, the V series, was introduced in October