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THE INTERNATIONAL SUNBEAM HARRINGTON ASSOCIATION

Welcome to the world of Sunbeam Harringtons!

This is the story of the Sunbeam Harringtons, its makers, its variations and the people who still love it today. Above you will find links for each model of Harrington Alpines produced by Thomas Harrington Coach Builders Ltd, England from 1961 through 1964, the original Harrington Alpine, the Harrington Le Mans, the Harrington Alpine Series "C" and the Harrington Alpine Series "D". In addition you will find links with information discussing Harrington history, technical details and current day registry information including pictures of surviving cars. Our goal is to continue adding literature, letters and stories all designed to separate fact from fiction regarding these scarce Grand Touring automobiles.

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What makes Sunbeam Harringtons different?

In total there were less than 400 Sunbeam Harringtons built by Thomas Harrington Ltd., based on the Sunbeam Alpine Series II, Series 3 and Series IV chassis provided by Rootes Ltd, England. In addition to adding a permanent "GT" style fibreglass roof, Harrington offered 3 different stages of George Hartwell performance tuning to the standard 1592cc Series II Alpine engine, as well as custom options to meet the buyers personal tastes on at least 2 variations of the Sunbeam Harrington. This made the normally open Sunbeam Alpine sport into a brilliantly styled, performance-minded fast back coupe, which was exclusively tailored for the most serious of auto sporting enthusiasts.

This website is maintained as a source of information and guidance for owners and those interested in the history of the cars and is operated on a voluntary basis to the best of our ability. We respect the rights of individuals to protect their 'online' rights and we welcome comments and suggestions which will help us improve and correct errors and/or omissions. We may not necessarily agree with or endorse opinions expressed in articles that are published here. The site is supported by both the SAOC and the SAOCA.

 

Last update 24/05/2023

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