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1963 SUMBEAM ALPINE Mk III GT
Sunbeam, now part of the Rootes Group, first announced its new 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 model was continuously developed throughout the Sixties with an Alpine II arriving in 1960. A Mk III came in 1963 with larger fuel tanks plus a 2+2, hard-top only, GT model. A restyled Alpine IV arrived in 1964 and a more powerful Alpine V followed quickly in 1965.
Apart from regular updates to the Alpine, Rootes also used the model as a base for some unique "niche models", including the special bodied Harrington Alpine and the V8 powered Tiger introduced in 1964.
Offered here is an October 1963 GT Alpine, which has the 1592cc (1600) engine with twin Dellorto carburettors. The car is said to be solid and is offered complete with a large history folder and a current MoT. But the vendor does state that the car would benefit from some cosmetic attention and a repaint.
This is a late or replacement entry and will not appear in the printed catalogue. A late and/or replacement list is available on the day.
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