Sunbeam Alpine Owners Club

Sunbeam Alpine cars 1959 to 1968

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Series V

September 1965 Series V Sports and GT introduced

January 1968 Alpine Series V discontinued

1725cc engine. Sports Tourer and GT available. Engine size now 1725cc with twin Strombergs carbs. Velcro side strips fitted to hood and hood frame. Sunbeam letters removed from bonnet, on boot lid only. 1725 badges on sides and rear. All bonnet, door and boot corners squared and all seam joints unleaded. Very late Series V have headlamps rims minus the peaks, two chrome number plate lights fixed to rear bumper, a single “Chrysler Pentastar” badge bottom of near side front wing. Still rubber mats in all sports with carpets in GT only. Vinyl soft-top housing instead of metal panels. Alternator fitted as standard to both models.

Factory Colours - Midnight Blue, Embassy Black, Carnival Red, Forest Green, Arctic White, Mediterranean Blue, Oxford Blue, Commodore Blue, Holly Green, Polar White, Orchid Green, Signal Red, Turquoise Blue Metallic,  Gunmetal Metallic.

The following are the ranges of chassis numbers..

Series V B395000001 - B395019122       

Built between : 15/8/1965 - 26/1/1968            

We don’t know how many C. K. D. (Complete Knocked Down) kits were exported for assembly at Rootes various plants abroad but the various chassis numbers start as follows.

Series V B3959…….  

Note. If the chassis number (found on the scuttle) and the engine number (found on the ledge under the front spark plug) are identical, then the engine is the original.