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Sunbeam Alpine I

Overview

Produced: 1959-1960, 11904 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Sunbeam Alpine Series 1 1961 Rf

Sunbeam, now part of the Rootes organisation, first announced its Alpine sports model in 1959. The new model was a change of direction for Sunbeam, previous models were larger touring cars, this model was aimed at the younger MG/Triumph TR market. Throughout its production life the model was continuously developed and improved, production finally finished in 1968.

The original (1959) Alpine retrospectively became the Alpine I. The Alpine I had large, distinctive tail fins which gave the car a transatlantic feel that appealed to many of its export buyers. The engine was a 1494cc, twin-carb, four cylinder and produced a healthy 83bhp. Front disc brakes were a standard feature, wire wheels and overdrive were listed as extras.

Source: Motorbase

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1494ccS4 OHVHillman S4 OHV79mm x 76mm

Performance

Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
98 mph14 s19.8 s26 mpg78 bhp 5300

Dimensions

WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 2"4' 3"4' 3"12' 11"5' 0" 0 (0)0' 0"

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