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Sunbeam Alpine

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Produced: 1969-1976
Types: Coupe,2 doors,4 seats
Sunbeam Alpine

In 1967 Sunbeam announced a unique sports-coupe model based on the new Rootes "Arrow" (Hillman Hunter) platform which had MacPherson front suspension and a rear-wheel drive layout. The new Sunbeam was named "Rapier" which rekindled the established Sunbeam model name from previous ranges.

In 1969 a new "base model" was added to the growing range which used the old Alpine name. The Alpine was essentially a detuned Rapier with less trim and equipment. Standard equipment did include four headlamps, servo assisted front disc brakes, however overdrive transmission remained on the options list.

Engines

CapacityConfigModelBore/StrokeCR
1725ccS4 OHVHillman S4 OHV81.5mm x 82.55mm

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