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Sunbeam Alpine cars 1959 to 1968

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Sunbeam Alpine silhouette

Series lV and IVa


January 1964 Series IV Sports and GT introduced


1592cc engine. Sports Tourer and GT available. Trimmed down rear fins, new vertical rear light cluster, slatted grill replaced by single bar with oval badge. Air intake behind the bottom steel trim is painted matt black. Bonnet badge removed. Smaller, rubber faced over-riders now fitted, quick release petrol cap. New side/indicator light units. Wing badges now Series IV. Some later Series IV has squared doors, bonnet and boot corners with panel joints unleaded. Brake servo fitted as standard. Automatic Transmission available as an option.


Changes between IV and IVa squared off doors, flywheel, clutch and gear lever reverse gate (towards driver and back) carried over to Series V.


Factory Colours - Moonstone, Embassy Black, Carnival Red, Wedgewood Blue, Midnight Blue, Balmoral Grey, Forest Green, Arctic White, Mediterranean Blue


The following are the ranges of chassis numbers..


Series IV Prototypes - B9300001- B9300006 based on a Series III Body shell.


Series IV B9400001 - B9407936                        


Series IVa B94100001 - B94104470


Built between: 23/10/1963 - 13/8/1965            


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 IV B945……..


Series IVa B946……..          


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.

Sunbeam Alpine Series lV Sunbeam Alpine Series lV Sunbeam Alpine Series lV

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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