1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Roadster Mk V

Summary

  • Year of manufacture 
    1967
  • Car type 
    Convertible / Roadster
  • Drive 
    LHD
  • Condition 
    Used
  • Exterior brand colour 
    Blue
  • Interior colour 
    Other
  • Location
  • Exterior colour 
    Other
  • Gearbox 
    Manual
  • Drivetrain 
    2wd
  • Fuel type 
    Petrol

Description

Coys Auction - The Nürburgring
Germany
Saturday 14 August 2010
Motor Cars at 16:00
Admission by catalogue only - admits two.
Registration Number: EU Registered Chassis Number: TBA
In 1956 Kenneth Howes and Jeff Crompton were tasked by Rootes to completely redesign the Sunbeam Alpine, the goal being to produce a dedicated sports car aimed principally at the American market. Howes contributed some 80% of the overall design work which bears more than incidental resemblance to the early Ford Thunderbird; he had, after all, worked at Ford before joining Rootes. It was three years later that the ‘Series‘ Alpine went into production, and one of the original prototypes, which was raced by British Saloon Car Champion Bernard Unett, still survives. The Alpine went on to be produced in four subsequent revisions through to 1968, after which some 70,000 had been built, and the car was relatively successful in competition both in Europe and in North America, although the overall sentimen