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Sunbeam Alpine cars 1959 to 1968

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Sunbeam Alpine silhouette

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.

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Sunbeam Alpine


Series l

1959-1960

Series ll

1960-1963

Series lll

1963-1964

Series lV

1964-1965

Series V

1965-1968

Engine

1494 cc / 4cyl

1592 cc / 4cyl

1592 cc / 4cyl

1592 cc / 4cyl

1725 cc / 4cyl

Power

78 bhp

@5300 rpm

80 bhp

@5000 rpm

82 bhp

@5200 rpm

87 bhp

@5000 rpm

92 bhp

@5500 rpm

Torque

891 lb ft @

3400 rpm

941 lb ft @

3800 rpm

941 lb ft @

3800 rpm

931 lb ft @

3500 rpm

1031 lb ft @

3700 rpm

Top Speed

101 mph

97 mph

98 mph

92 mph

100 mph

0-60 mph

14.0 sec

14.8 sec

14.9 sec

18.8 sec

13.6 sec

Consumption

26 mpg

22 mpg

25 mpg

22 mpg

26 mpg

Gearbox

4-spd man

optional o/d

4-spd man

optional o/d

4-spd man

optional o/d

4-spd man

optional o/d / Auto

4-spd man

optional o/d

Length

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

Width

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

Weight

2200 lb (998 kg)

2150 lb (975 kg)

2185 lb (991 kg)

2246 lb (1019 kg)

2644 lb (1199kg)

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