1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V SOLD

Chassis Number: B 39501 4273 LRX
Body Number: SAL 61299
Engine Number: B 39501 4273
This Sunbeam Alpine presents in good driver condition, with 56,000 miles and two owners from new. It has seen very light use in the last several years, being taken out only on weekends in fair weather.
 
It runs great, has steady oil pressure, steady water temp and does not smoke. The engine was rebuilt around the time the current owner purchased it, about 25 years ago, but has only seen a handful of miles since - so few it's probably still being broken in! The gearbox is smooth with no crunching or whine, and the clutch feels strong. There is a slight bit of gear whine from the rear axle but does not sound terminal. A complete spare rear axle will be included in the sale for good measure. There are a handful of drips from the engine and gearbox, but nothing beyond what is normal for a driver-condition Brit sports car.
 
Recent improvements include professionally installed three-point seat belts, carpet set, re-plated bumpers and a thorough service. The chrome wire wheels are in very good condition and the excellent Michelin tires provide good grip. The chassis feels tight and rides well.
 
Pluses:

  • Solid structure
  • Strong running
  • 56,000 original miles
  • Only two owners from new
  • Chrome Wire wheels
  • Great driving
  • All electrical items work
  • Matching Numbers

Minuses:

  • Not cosmetically perfect
  • Top weatherstrip deteriorated
  • Small paint bubbling on leading edge of bonnet
  • Dash top cover needs repair
  • Some minor leaks and drips
  • Noisy diff (spare assembly included)

We do know the car was hit in the rear at some point during the original owner’s time with it. The repair is now at least 25 years old so it is safe to conclude the car is safe and structurally sound and the repair is stable. The doors open and close well, and panel fit is good, though not perfect.  The vinyl top is good, with only a small tear about the size of a dime.  The top frame is straight and in good condition. There is a top boot, though the snaps in the body are missing. 
 
Overall this is a great weekend driver and great alternative to the usual British sports cars. Take it to local shows and drive it around your favorite back roads all summer. We are confident that with regular use and care it will be a very rewarding car to own! Many high-resolution photos are available, please contact us for more. Title/ownership is free and clear. It is currently located in Guilford, Connecticut.

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