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Sunbeam Alpine cars 1959 to 1968

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Sunbeam Alpine silhouette

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.

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Sunbeam Alpine


Series l

1959-1960

Series ll

1960-1963

Series lll

1963-1964

Series lV

1964-1965

Series V

1965-1968

Engine

1494 cc / 4cyl

1592 cc / 4cyl

1592 cc / 4cyl

1592 cc / 4cyl

1725 cc / 4cyl

Power

78 bhp

@5300 rpm

80 bhp

@5000 rpm

82 bhp

@5200 rpm

87 bhp

@5000 rpm

92 bhp

@5500 rpm

Torque

891 lb ft @

3400 rpm

941 lb ft @

3800 rpm

941 lb ft @

3800 rpm

931 lb ft @

3500 rpm

1031 lb ft @

3700 rpm

Top Speed

101 mph

97 mph

98 mph

92 mph

100 mph

0-60 mph

14.0 sec

14.8 sec

14.9 sec

18.8 sec

13.6 sec

Consumption

26 mpg

22 mpg

25 mpg

22 mpg

26 mpg

Gearbox

4-spd man

optional o/d

4-spd man

optional o/d

4-spd man

optional o/d

4-spd man

optional o/d / Auto

4-spd man

optional o/d

Length

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

12 ft 11 in

(3.94 m)

Width

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

5 ft 0.5 in

(1.54 m)

Weight

2200 lb (998 kg)

2150 lb (975 kg)

2185 lb (991 kg)

2246 lb (1019 kg)

2644 lb (1199kg)

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