1963 Sunbeam Alpine Mk ll same owner 27 years partially restored GREAT CONDITION For Sale

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Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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Mk ll convertible, hardtop and soft top
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Description 1963 Sunbeam Alpine Mk ll same owner 27 years partially restored GREAT CONDITION

Sunbeam Alpine Mk ll
The Sunbeam Alpine Mk ll is a British Sportscar which was built from 1959-1968 by the Rootes Motor Company. Rootes also produced the Humber (an elegant luxury car), the Hillman (a family car), and the Singer (performance economy car). The Alpine was known as their luxury performance car.  The Sunbeams were built in Warwickshire England, and distributed into The United States with authorized dealerships in New York City, San Fransisco and Los Angeles.
The Alpines, according to Hemmings Motor News, calls them, "The best kept secrets in British Sports car motoring" with, "charming period styling, accommodating interior, bullet proof mechanicals, and above average weather proofing." The marketing for US literature, boasted the Alpines to be "Sleek-Swift-Spectacular." A roadster created to rival the MGB and Triumph TR3. The Alpine was named after the mountain passes where the prototypes had been tested. 
The Sunbeam Alpine predates the Sunbeam Tiger, which was inspired by the Ford Cobra and was produced from 1964-1967.  The Tigers continued to use Ford power plants despite Alpine being partially owned by the Chrysler corporation. Tigers were created to rival cars such as Jaquar E4.2, Lotus Elan, Austin Healey 3000 and Porsche 1600SC. A Tiger,  in today's market, ranges from $80,000- $175,000. The Alpine is a great choice for unique styling and mild performance,with a reasonable price tag.  The pre-Ford engines were 4 cylinder and boasted 100 miles per hour at top speed.  They were stated by Hemmings Buyers Guide as, "Under stressed and long lived with sturdy transmissions."

This listed, 1963 Sunbeam Alpine Mk ll, has the 1592 CC 4 cylinder engine with twin downdraft Zenith carburetors,  and it has 9.1:1 compression, 84 horse power and 94 lbs of torque @ 3800 rpm.  This engine is mated with a 4 speed gearbox. The  body was advanced for the time, with "monocoque" construction (uni-body) with an integral underfloor X-reinforcement. 
From factory,  this car  is 2184 lbs and just under 13 feet in length, with a wheel base of 86".  It has front coil springs with semi trailing wishbones, an anti-roll bar, and disc brakes up front. In the rear it has a live axle with semi elliptic leaf springs.  1963 was the last year for the larger tail fin Alpines. 

This classic Sunbeam was repainted in 1994, in the factory  "Moonstone" color.  At the time it had minimal rust , which was professionally removed and replaced with new metal. The transmission was also rebuilt in 1994, with new Sunbeam parts from Victoria BC.  The engine runs well and was rebuilt 6 years ago with Sunbeam OEM parts. 
Like many British cars, it does seep some oil.  
The  recent owner has loved this Alpine for 27 years and was a member of the Sunbeam Sportscar of Canada Club from 1994-2004. He entered this car into many auto shows and town parades, taking home several awards. He made the decision to pass it down to his family, but his passion for this car was met with no avail. I recently drove the car 3 hours with no issues, just fun. The speedometer is not working and the car comes with a new cable and an extra speedometer head.  
It has a fiberglass hard top in excellent condition (easily removable and light weight).  There is a  factory soft top tucked behind the rear seat (it has not been up in many years). As a bonus, this car comes with all the receipts, newsletters and insurance appraisals for the last 27 years. 

This car is a real head turner and a true joy to drive.  It's clean and sleek and the history makes it a unique car to see on the road.  It's not every day you see such a fun classic car with these tail fins being a noticeable feature.  An American influence in a British roadster.  

We are located in Red Deer, Alberta just north of Montana. I can help with all the logistics, shipping or pick you up at the airport if you are flying in. If you are from the US I can help you with the necessary paperwork for registration and customs brokering to get the Sunbeam efficiently across the border. I will require a $1000 deposit upon closing of the auction and the balance can be wired directly to our US or Canadian bank accounts. The title will then be couriered to you while shipping arrangements are made. ( I can assist the buyer with the shipping details and get a preliminary estimate on cost to your location ) Any of the deposit, payment and banking questions I will be able to help you with. My name is Stan and you can message me or call me directly at 403-350-1308. Thank you for viewing the auction and good luck bidding.

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