Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club

Sunbeam Alpine cars 1959 to 1968

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Series l


July 1959 Alpine Series l Sports introduced


1494cc engine. Available only as a sports tourer, Soft top housed under metal enclosures, non reclining seats, central glove compartment side hinged, front number plate on hinged panel. Standard steel wheels have circular vent holes with plain hubcaps with small central dimple. Hardtop available, bubble shaped with a wrap around rear window. Hardtop always coloured black. Dashboard painted in dull silver, upholstery in black or scarlet vinyl piped in contrasting colour. Black rubber mats fitted throughout, carpet only on gearbox tunnel, foot well sides and around rear compartment. Sunbeam letters front and rear, enamel badge on bonnet.

NB. All steel wheels on all Series painted polar white, whereas all wire wheels painted silver. Chrome wires never supplied as a factory option.


Factory Colours - Moonstone, Embassy Black, Carnival Red, Glen Green, Thistle Grey


The following are the ranges of chassis numbers..


Series I  B9000001 - B9011904                


Built between : 14/6/1959 - 9/9/1960


We don’t know how many C. K. D. (Complete Knocked Down) kits were exported for assembly at Rootes various plants abroad but the various chassis numbers start as follows.


Series I  B909......                

Evidence of this has been found in Mexico City. B90900036 found on an engine.


Note. If the chassis number (found on the scuttle) and the engine number (found on the ledge under the front spark plug) are identical, then the engine is the original.