1964 Sunbeam Alpine Series IV


From current 42 year ownership; hardtop; overdrive; Holbay head; twin-Webers; wires; extremely usable example driven to the sale

The vendor spotted this Alpine on a car lot in Monmouth back in 1978. It had been with the dealer for some two years unloved and was on offer for just £200.

It was off-white, had a cracked block, sad interior but otherwise seemed in reasonable order.

It was transported back to his home in Birmingham where work began. A replacement engine was sourced and fitted with a Holbay head prior to installation. Initially the original carburettor was used, but this soon gave way to a pair of Weber DCOE 45s. A stainless exhaust was added and the interior repaired along with a new hood and tonneau.

By around 1980, the vendor felt it needed a respray and chose VW Saphire blue to replace the off-white colour. The vendor adds that it was purely coincidence that it closely resembled the colour used by Sean Connery's Alpine in the Dr No movie...

He then added a Moto Lita wheel and added a positive earth radio. In 1986 he founded the 'Hood Down Club' which has grown into a major club. The Alpine was a founder member and has been on many of their runs.

The large history file incudes many bills showing regular service (going back to the 1980s), care and attention and there are some boxes of useful parts in the boot. The car is obviously fitted with a hard top and comes with the afforementioned soft top too. It has been run regularly throughout the year and has travelled reliably all over the UK and into France.

The car itself carries an MOT unitl January 2021 which shows advisories of a minor oil leak, some light corrosion to sills and closing panels (but not considered excessive) and slightly perished suspension bushes. It has had the usual running repairs according to the invoices from Wenlock Motors and older bodywork attention to door bottoms etc. The Alpine was driven some 30 miles to the sale and is ready to be enjoyed, used and improved. 

For more information - contact Matthew Parkin 07813 936698

Reg No: 109WTX
Chassis Number: 9401312
Engine Number: 330577701
Engine Size: 1592
Docs: Potted history; old style log book; large file of bills back to the early '80s

Estimate: £9,000+

Lot 45

Lot ended

Thursday 02/07/2020

Hammer Price (inc. buyers premium)

Not Sold

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