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1967 Sunbeam Alpine

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  • Mileage~49,885
  • TransmissionManual
  • Engine1.7L
  • LocationBlackpool


1967 Sunbeam Alpine

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Paul Wright
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1960s classic open-top motoring - this example even comes with the very rare factory fibreglass hardtop.

In 1956, Ken Howes and Jeff Crompton were tasked with a complete redesign of the Sunbeam Alpine. Their main focus was the US market, like many British manufacturers. As well as refined looks, the Series V featured a 1,725cc engine with twin Zenith-Stromberg carburettors, producing 93bhp, the quickest Alpine yet.

This 1967 Sunbeam Alpine comes to the market after spending ~3 years with the vendor. The car was restored ~6 years ago, and is now ideal for anyone wanting to experience a usable 60s classic.

This listing was written from information supplied by Paul after meeting Eddie the owner, and having visited and photographed the vehicle.

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Meet the owner

I've loved British classics for many years, and with the amount of work carried out on this example, it was too good to miss!

For several years, Eddie has had at least one project on the go. Having always liked the looks of the Alpine and its connection to the original James Bond movie, this one came just at the right time, having had most of the hard work carried out and just a few bits for Eddie to finish off, leaving him with a very usable classic.

Although Eddie got the car just how he wants it, ill health has preventing him from using it as he would like, so he’s made the tough decision to part with the British classic. He will be happy to answer any questions about the car in the comments section below.

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Superb 1960s styling with sharp lines are perfect for the British sports car.

Wheels and Tyres

The steel wheels are finished in white and look to be in good condition. There are two new hubcaps which present well; unfortunately, somebody decided that the other two would look better on their Alpine, and so having been stolen are not present.

The tyres are different makes, Formula GT1 and Event on the front, and a matching set of Austone on the rear, but do have a good amount of tread remaining and don't show any signs of cracking. Please see the image gallery to take a closer look at the wheels.


The bodywork on the Alpine looks to be in great condition. There were no dings or dents spotted, and also no noticeable signs of corrosion. The door shut lines are matching; the boot lid sits slightly proud on the driver's side but may be able to be adjusted. The underside of the car is extremely clean, having been fully sandblasted during the restoration in 2017, this has then been painted to protect it so it can be seen clearly. Eddie has waxoyled the inner chassis sections.

We've highlighted in more detail our observations through our hi-resolution images and videos, so please take time to look through all the media files for a detailed view of what’s on offer and for you to assess the condition of the car for yourselves.


The car was fully resprayed ~6 years ago. The paintwork is in good order, with no real signs of any chips, we did notice some scratches in the paint on the front offside wing. There are some swirl marks which could be reduced with a professional detail. According to the chassis plate, the colour of the Alpine is Biarritz Blue (106); we cannot confirm this is the correct colour which was applied during the restoration.

The images are taken from a few different angles to show off the car as you would see it if you were standing there for yourselves. So please take the time to fully assess these hi-resolution images and videos of the car, for you to make up your own minds about the condition of the paint.

Glass and Trim

The windscreen is in good order with no chips or damage. The seal has a small amount of perishing, but Eddie has included a new seal should you wish to fit it. The side windows do have some age-related scratches, and there is a small amount of tarnishing to the quarter light frames.

The headlights are in good order and there have been an additional set of spotlights fitted. Included with the car is a glass fibre hood, which is finished in black and in excellent condition, having never really been used. The chrome bumpers and filler cap were showing signs of pitting and corrosion.


A wooden-rimmed steering wheel and a wooden fascia - the Sunbeam Alpine has everything you need for a classic car.

Seats and Carpets

The front seats have been recovered in vinyl and are in excellent condition; the rear seat is the original, which is also in good order. Both door cards are free from any major damage, there are just a few light scuffs to note. Inside the boot, you will notice that this is very clean and tidy, the jack and spare wheel are present.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.


The dashboard looks to be the original fascia and is in good condition. The instruments present well, and the odometer shows a reading of ~49,885 miles. Eddie has said the only instrument which doesn’t work is the clock.

Please see the interior gallery for more hi-resolution images.

Steering Wheel / Gear Stick

The wood rim steering wheel has some light signs of wear in keeping with the age of the vehicle, and there is some tarnishing to the spokes. The wooden gear knob is in good order, with the numbers 1-4 and R clearly visible.

Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.


Twin carburettors and a 1,725cc engine are the perfect mix for a classic sports car.

Engine and Gearbox

Eddie reports the cylinder head on the car has been upgraded to accept unleaded fuel, making day-to-day driving that bit easier. The car fires up with a little bit of choke and runs smoothly with no issues reported.

The four-speed gearbox has a smooth change, and there is overdrive, which operates in third and fourth. Watch the video to see the car in action.

Suspension and Brakes

We didn't notice any knocks or bangs coming from the suspension on either corner of the car, and it handles as it should. The brakes are in good order, bringing the car to a stop in a straight line and with no issues reported by Eddie.

The Drive

As with any open-top classics, there is nothing quite like the feeling of blasting through the countryside on a crisp autumn morning to blow the cobwebs away. The Sunbeam Alpine is a fantastic, fun, and powerful car to drive, thanks to the 1,725cc engine, it never fails to turn heads.

Electrics and Other

The switchgear in the car is quite minimal, as you would expect, but other than the clock already mentioned, everything is said to work correctly.

Eddie has gone to the trouble of fitting two extra bonnet release cables, one inside the car and one underneath. This came about after spending a whole day trying to open the bonnet after the original cable failed, which is said to be a common problem. Please see the interior gallery for more detailed images.

History and Paperwork

Just 5 previous keepers, this car comes to market from ~3 year ownership, and was restored in 2017, if you're looking for a great runner as a classic, this is worth a look.

Unfortunately, there is no paperwork with the Alpine other than the V5C. The last MOT was carried out on 02.12.2019 at 49,873 miles, meaning since then, it has covered just ~12 miles.

With such little history, we can only go on the condition and how the car presents, and it is the important areas such as the floor and inside the boot which are the giveaway signs of the general condition. We would suggest taking a very good look at the floor, and this should be more than enough to give you the information you need.

We’ve done all our usual seller checks, including photo ID, V5, and also actioned an HPI check on the vehicle.

We've summarised our own view on the car based on information gained from the seller in the listing above; however, and as you can see, we go to great lengths to photograph and video the car in hi-resolution detail - this has been done for you to make your own assessment from the comfort of your sofa. So please sit back, have a cuppa and take your time to review everything on this listing in order to make your own assessment on the vehicle's condition. Viewings are also welcomed with all our listings, so please get in touch with us to arrange a suitable time - we just need to speak to you first and receive a valid photo ID before confirming.

If there's anything you're unsure about, no matter how small, then please first ask the owner in the comments area below before placing your bid/s, as bids can't be retracted and form a binding contract if you win the car - just like a traditional auction house.

Service History
Date Type Mileage
02.12.2019 MOT 49,873
2017 Restoration Carried Out
Key Details
  • ModelAlpine
  • TransmissionManual
  • Reg. Date23.08.1967
  • CC1,725
  • Mileage~49,885
  • HistoryNo
  • ColourBlue
  • Interior ColourBlack
  • Interior TrimVinyl
  • Chassis #B395016227GTODHL
  • Engine #B395016227GTODHL
  • RestoredYes
  • HPi ClearYes
  • Former Keepers5
  • Tyre BrandAustone, Formula GT1 and Event
  • VisitedYes
  • Sale TypePrivate
  • Owned~3 years
  • Key FeatureRestored in 2017, good runner
  • Auction ID1750

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The dashboard looks to be a nasty aftermarket wood/fake wood effort rather than the original. Do you have the original or is it riddled with screw holes where the nasty wood pastiche dash has been fitted?


No paperwork and mismatched cheap tyres. What evidence do you have that this car has been in any way properly serviced and cared for?


sorry ignore that – I’ve just scrolled down and found them!

Daft lad


Good Afternoon Eddie,

Could you give me your view on the condition of the fibreglass hard top? A picture would be very much appreciated.



Hi Eddie.
Myself and my brothers are interested in your sunbeam alpine. Lovely car.
The auction says you are based in Blackpool.
We are Blackpool also. Would it be ok to arrange a viewing?
Rob and Neil.


Hi Rob and Neil,

We can help you arrange a viewing, we just need you to send an email to with a copy of your photo ID first.



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