26th Apr, 2023 13:00

Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire

Lot 84

1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V

Sold for £6,188

(including buyers premium)

Lot details

Registration No: NLA 984E
Chassis No: B395015581HR0
MOT: Exempt

  • Offered with a workshop manual and a collection of old invoices
  • Previously the subject of a restoration
  • Fitted with period-looking 13" Carmona Minilite-style alloy wheels
  • Upgraded with a Weber carburettor

"In the Alpine the needs of the sporting motorist with a young family are met. It is attractive, safe and unquestionably fast in spite of the emphasis put on long distance comfort. The world's markets are overdue such a car". (Autocar 1959)

Introduced in 1959, the Sunbeam Alpine was a natural rival to cars such as the MGA and Triumph TR3. Built around a steel monocoque, it featured independent coil-sprung front suspension, a 'live' rear axle and disc/drum brakes. An attractive design, its lines were predominantly the responsibility of Kenneth Howes. Swindon born, this former employee of Ford' Detroit Styling Centre had also been schooled under Raymond Loewy. As such, the Alpine's 'micro Thunderbird' profile was perhaps little coincidence. Unveiled in 1965, the final MKV variant was equipped with the Rootes Group's latest four-cylinder engine - a five-bearing crankshaft 1725cc unit rated at 92.5bhp - which proved notably more powerful and refined than its predecessors. Further benefiting from the adoption of negative earth electrics and an alternator, the newcomer was reputedly capable of over 100mph. Treated to some subtle internal / external cosmetic tweaking as well, it emerged boasting a crisper more modern look. Only produced for three years, the Alpine MKV was quietly dropped from the Sunbeam range in 1968.

Offered here is a late example of the Alpine. A 1967 Series V version of the iconic British Rootes Group's sports car, it has the aforementioned 1725cc engine allied to a manual gearbox. Previously the subject of a restoration the Series V Alpine is finished in what appears to be factory Commodore Blue or very similar. At some point the carburettor has been upgraded to a Weber unit and it is stylishly finished off with a set of period-looking 13" Carmona Minilite-style alloy wheels. Offered with a workshop manual and a collection of old invoices and the current V5C.

For more information, please contact:
James McWilliam
07943 584760


Auction: Pavilion Gardens | Buxton, Derbyshire, 26th Apr, 2023

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