Posted for sale in Reading, Pennsylvania was this British Racing Green over Tan 1967 Sunbeam Alpine that the private seller is currently asking $6,000 for. Based on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Guide, the seller has his Sunbeam value-priced $1,100 less than the #4 “Fair” condition level of $7,100. Based on the photos provided, this car may represent a great deal in the making.
The Sunbeam Alpine was a two-seat convertible sports car produced from 1959 to 1968 in five series. The example presented here is a Series V car produced from 1965 through 1968. This final version of the car featured a new five-bearing 1,725 cc (105.3 cu in) engine with twin Zenith-Stromberg semi-downdraft carburetors that produced 93 brake horsepower.
Sunbeams have a reputation for having slightly nicer interiors and a more supple ride than their MG or Triumph competition. The Series V Alpines were the basis of the V8-powered Tiger. In 1966, Chrysler took over Sunbeam production from the Rootes Group, which consisted of small car manufacturers Singer, Sunbeam, Hillman, and Humber. Chrysler showed little interest in sports cars and subsequently killed both the Alpine and the Tiger after 1968.
The private seller of this British Racing Green example reports his car has only 46K original miles, does not have any rust, and runs well. He also states that his car is “mostly original” that features factory wire wheels, a “like new” convertible top, and a stainless steel exhaust system. One picture shows the dark tan passenger seat in excellent condition, however, the balance of the pictures show the interior using what are unattractive seat covers. If those covers are hiding an equally nice driver’s seat, there’s a potentially nice value here to be had. Based on what we are seeing it could be very easy to take this car to the next level, but only an in-person inspection will verify that. Good luck with the purchase!