Sunbeam Harrington Alpine Series C
1962-1963 (Less than 20 produced)
Coupe,2 doors(2+2 Seats)
Harrington Ltd in Howe outside Brighton was a company which was making bodies for many different vehicle makers, mostly for coaches but also for cars like Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Bugatti before WW II. In the sixties sport scars were converted by Harrington Ltd like Sunbeam Alpine and Triumph TR4. Four different models of Sunbeam Alpines were converted. They were called Harrington Alpine, Harrington Le Mans, Harrington Alpine Series C and Harrington Alpine Series D. The Harrington converted models of Sunbeam Alpines were sold by Rootes dealerships. The company went out of business early 1966. There is no club for just Harringtons but owners are welcome to any Sunbeam Alpine club.
The Harrington Alpine Series C was introduced at Earls Court in October 1962 and became a very limited production, less than 20 cars are thought to have been made. It was probably also a cheaper car to build. The Alpine fins at the rear were still there so the body work was much easier. The car looks very similar to Harrington Alpines except for the large opening at the rear and the ventilation at the back of the roof. It was possible to choose one of three different types of tune ups. The cars were made parallel with the Le Mans production. The production stopped in February 1963. No cars are known to have been participating in any rallies in the sixties.
|1592cc||81.5mm x 76.2mm|
|Description||Auctioneer||Date||Hammer Price||Hammer Price
|212||Sunbeam 4.2-Litre Harrington Alpine||Bonhams||29 Jun 2012||£17000.00||£19550.00|
|13||Sunbeam Harrington Le Mans||H&H Sales Limited||9 Jun 2010||-||£2310.00|