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1965 SUNBEAM ALPINE SERIES 5 GT. FANTASTIC EXAMPLE. OVERDRIVE, MINILITES. £14,995


 

The Sunbeam Alpine was produced in five versions from 1959 until 1968. The final version was fitted with the all new 1725cc Rootes engine with 5-bearingcrank and twin Strombergs. 

This car is a Sunbeam Alpine Mk5 that was first registered 1st November 1965 and it had a comprehensive restoration 15 years ago including a bare shell re-paint. It has covered only around 3000 miles since then and was dry stored for two long periods so it remains in beautiful order. As you can see from the photos it also presents beautifully with a high quality paint finish in Carnival Red and outstanding panel fit. The underside of the car is pleasingly clean. The black interior is very good with a good set of black carpets and the original wooden steering wheel. Two years (and just 200 miles) ago it was treated to a comprehensive service and re-commissioning and it is now ready to use and running and driving superbly with a pleasing exhaust note through the stainless exhaust and precise gear-change with working overdrive. Fitted with genuine Minilite wheels, Lucas spot Lights, excellent chrome bumpers and mohair hood that is like new. One of the best. Invoices on file date back to 1984, when the car clearly spent some time living in Spain. Sixteen old MOTs show that it has covered fewer than 7,000 miles during the last 24 years. The odometer tripped over the 100,000 mark in 2003, the car now showing 105,000 miles in total which is thought to be correct, although its MOT history only dates back to 1996 so we cannot be entirely sure. It has a current MOT until February 2021 with no advisories listed. There are bills on file back to 1984. Work carried out over the last few years includes adjusting and overhauling the steering, new top ball joints, removing the sump and checking the bearings etc  as well as numerous other small jobs. Earlier this year, a further £200 was spent overhauling and tuning the carburetors and a service. The history file also includes an old style blue logbook. MOT and road Tax exempt.

 

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