BELVOIR CLASSIC CARS.
1963 SUNBEAM ALPINE GT – SERIES 3 – IMMACULATE.
The series 3 is the last of the high back winged Alpines and only in production for a shot period , 63-64 . As a result the production run was very short (5983). Most of these went to the states in LHD format . With the series 3 upgrades and low amount of units left in the U. K RHD makes this model the most desirable and collectable Alpine . The features of the series 3 included servo assisted front disc brakes , twin fuel tanks to allow for more boot space, wood veneer dash , Wire wheels (optional), higher horsepower twin carbs engine.
My example for sale has been lovingly restored by a Routes Group enthusiast who really went to town and is a credit to him. This original Series 3 is of show standard, drives superb and is very clean underneath and in the engine bay having had a bare metal respray .
Bare metal respray in its original colour of metallic Harvest Gold .
Full interior including new dash veneer , all new black with gold piping seats and door cards etc as per original .
New mohair convertible roof , new front screen and side glass, new or re-chromed chrome everywhere including bumpers.
Fantastic short number plate .
More recently brand new chrome wire wheels and new radials.
Cylinder head stripped and rebuilt , new dynamo, starter motor , electronic distributor , fuel system front to back including restoring the very rare original twin carb air cleaner . New stainless exhaust , steering components replaced , Brake system overhaul with new hoses, brake pipes, caliper rebuilds, wheel cylinders , master cylinder the list goes on and on .
In summary this rare series 3 Alpine is ready to go, ideal for touring or taking to shows etc
While the MGB enjoyed huge success as the British Sports car of the time, there’s a lesser known, somewhat prettier little car that took its styling cues from the American tastes of the time. While it never sold in the numbers enjoyed by MG, its more luxurious interior and sharp styling made it way cooler. So cool in fact that James Bond had to have one in his first movie, Dr. No.
Produced from 1959 and 1968 in five series, this is the Series III, which had some useful upgrades over previous models including walnut dash and more usable boot space. Crucially, it retained its classic tail fins and with less than 6, 000 produced, most of which went across the pond as left-hand drives, is now considered the most desirable of the Alpines. It looks fantastic from every angle and at any distance.
Averaging about 50 miles a year for the last five years, it has rarely left the garage and as such, now needs to find a new home and owner that will grant it some long awaited open road mileage.
* Black vinyl seats with gold piping compliment the exterior beautifully, all in fantastic condition and appear hardly used since restoration
* All gauges and electrics work
* Wooden dash and trim are free from any cracks or damage and the whole cabin feels like a very special place to be
* Roof in good condition
* Motolita steering wheel
* Carpets nice and clean
* Clean carpeted boot with full-size spare wire wheel with brace and hammer
* No dents, dings or scratches
* New Wire wheels
* New tyres all round
* 1, 592cc petrol engine producing 80bhp
* 4-speed manual gearbox
* New battery
* Reconditioned radiator
* Electronic ignition installed
* Clean engine bay
* All electrics reported to function correctly
* Restored to delightful standard, it’s a joy to observe and to drive.