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Updated earlier this week on Craigslist in Avoca, Pennsylvania is this 1965 Sunbean Alpine barn find the current caretaker is asking $3,000 or best offer for, which relying on the Hagerty Insurance Online Valuation Tool as a guide means its currently priced $3,400 less than the #4 “Fair” (Daily Driver) level.
The Sunbeam Alpine was a two-seat convertible sports car produced 1959 to 1968 in five series. The example presented here is a Series V car produced from 1965 through 1968. While the first series utilized design elements emulating the original 55-57 Thunderbird, by the time the fifth series rolled out in 1965 the rear tail fin design was replaced with a more traditional British sports car design.
The current caretaker reports he has owned his 1965 Sunbeam Alpine for many years. He also states that he restored his Alpine “years ago” using an MG 1800cc inline four-cylinder combined with an MG 5-speed manual connected to an MG rear end. While he reports his Alpine runs well, he also states it hasn’t been on the road for at least two years, so you’ll likely need to hire a flatbed to have this Alpine delivered to your driveway. While the color may turn off some and the car deserves more attractive period correct wheels, if the body and drivetrain check out during an in-person inspection, there’s a good chance this Alpine will clean up nicely for not a lot of money.
Good luck with the purchase!
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