Now I am regularly involved in the Sunbeam Alpines I own. I love working on anything mechanical. As you read on through this experience I have had with one of my Alpines you will perchance get the “bug” to obtain one of the different Alpine Series from SI to SV. I got the Bug to do a V6 Conversion to one of my Alpines…. After getting I started it has become something of a full time thing making components I design and sell for others that are interested in converting their Alpines.Read More
This is a '66 Alpine with a Buick 215 V8 aluminum motor. The block weighs about 170lb less than a cast iron block, so it's easier on the suspension. I run a mild Isky hydraulic cam, Edelbrock high risem a 650cfm Holley and headers. I have a Mustang front end, Ford 8" rear end and a Mustang T5 5 speed transmission.Read More
My brother from Vancouver visited me in Charlotte, NC and we decided to drive the Sunbeam to Charleston, SC so he could meet my girlfriend who was visiting friends.Read More
About 25 years ago I saw an ad in the KC Star for an Alpine. I went to look and was excited even though the head was off, the car had been painted orange with a brush and the left side was hard against the wall of the garage so I couldn’t see the terrible rust damage. But for $600 I had my dream (nightmare!).Read More
My 1966 Sunbeam Alpine Series II was delivered to me in Hong Kong in 1968. It was originally in British Racing Green, but I had it painted in Champagne Gold in 1988.Read More
I own five British cars currently 1965 AH 3000, 1969 AH Sprite, 1954 MGTF, 1974 TR6, 1986 TVR 280I. I have been a fan of them since I was a tot. This experience I’m about to share with you was during the ownership of my first automobile a 1963 battleship grey Sunbeam Alpine. When I was in high school, a friend and I drove to Columbus, Ohio to a theater to watch the movie, DR NO. My alpine was valet parked across the street from the theater which I believe was on State Street. After watching that wonderful James Bond movie, we walked over to parking garage and the car came down to us and we entered the car I started to drive off when my friend told me to look at the odometer which gave me cold shiver down my spine, it read 007. My friend said, “Where’s this car been?” As this is the same model and same color we just watched in the movie. This is the kind of life event you just do not forget.
I purchased this ex-racer with blown motor on Thanksgiving in 2008. I rebuilt the motor and drove it until my shoestring restoration started in June 2012. I completed the restoration in June 2014. This is the last one I will do!Read More