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 Sunbeam Harrington Alpine Series D was made in two different versions. One was built on the Alpine Series 3 chassis and the other on Alpine Series IV chassis. The Series D was never officially introduced at any car show. The first one appeared in June 1963. One can believe that it took four months to make a new kind of mould because of the difference of the windshield angle between Alpine Series II and Alpine Series 3. Less than ten copies are known to have been built. The specifications are just like the ordinary Alpines. No tune up kits was available from the factory. It’s not known if any car did take part in any rallies in the sixties.