Runout Sunbeam Alpine could be yours!

One of the last Sunbeam Alpines built, it has an interesting history and a detailed record of how much has been spent on its meticulous upkeep.

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Manor Park Classics’ sale on 13 April will include a relatively low-mileage, matching-numbers Sunbeam Alpine. Built on 26 January 1968, according to the Sunbeam Owners Club it’s one of the last Alpines produced.

The car’s first two owners lived on the Isle of Wight and had clocked up just 50,000 miles by the time it was bought by the third owner and current vendor in 2018. It then underwent a thorough mechanical restoration for use by the vendor’s wife in Spain, since then it has only covered a further 8000 miles, bringing the odometer to just 58,000.

James Gregory from Manor Park Classics told CCW: ‘Our vendor who recommissioned this Alpine is a very talented engineer. He has really gone to town on this car as he was getting it right for his wife, so the safety and reliability was paramount for him, as well as getting the interior as true to original as possible, and clean and feeling new. The bodywork was less important as he wanted the car to be useable, and has the opinion that a concourse car is pretty much unusable as it makes you nervous when you take it out.’

With an estimate of £10,000-12,000 it comes with an extensive history file, original owner’s handbook and workshop manual, invoices, receipts, MoTs and a photo album showing the restoration process. Chris Frear

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