Rare in the U.S.: 1992 Renault Alpine GTA V6 Turbo

Talk about forbidden fruit: this 1992 Renault Alpine GTA Turbo is a rear-engined sports car that sadly never came stateside while in production. Thankfully, the 25 year rule means it’s now eligible for importation and it’s eons cooler than… more»

Cheap Roadster Project: 1968 Sunbeam Alpine

Well here’s an interesting one, though the listing description is a true exercise in minimalism. When first spied, I thought, “Hey, it’s an Agent 86 car” a nod to Maxwell Smart’s ride in the ’60s spoof TV series Get… more»

Storage Clean Out: 1961 Sunbeam Alpine

British sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s generally followed a simple recipe. The majority of those classics didn’t possess high horsepower engines, but they made up for this shortfall by being light and nimble. The Sunbeam Alpine is… more»

Baby Baracuda: 1969 Sunbeam Alpine GT

UPDATE 5/8/2020 – This rare Sunbeam Alpine GT has popped back up for sale, this time you can find it here on craigslist. Not much has changed since April of 2019, except for the price which has been massively… more»

1 of 500 Sold: 1965 Renault Alpine 110

This 1965 Renault Alpine A110 is listed for sale in Mexico, where the seller claims it was one of only about 500 cars sold there. I suspect this is one of the Mexican-built Dinalpin editions, as Renault contracted the… more»

EXCLUSIVE: 1966 Sunbeam Alpine V6!

When it comes to engine swaps and the Sunbeam Alpine, most of us think of swapping a Ford 260 or 289 V8 into it to make a Tiger clone, but Reader Phil S went a different direction with this… more»

Sitting Since ’88: 1966 Sunbeam Alpine

Rolling off the production line in 1966, this Alpine was a Series V version, which remained in production from 1965 until 1968. With only 19,122 vehicles built for worldwide distribution during Series V production, the Series V represents one… more»

Tiger’s Little Brother: 1963 Sunbeam Alpine

A few weeks ago I wrote a story on a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, so it seems fitting that today I have the opportunity to write about the car that the Tiger is descended from. Located in Sarasota, Florida and… more»

20 Years Parked: 1963 Sunbeam Alpine

While it’s no Tiger, the Sunbeam Alpine is an attainable classic that checks many boxes for a vintage roadster. Having had some seat time in one, I can attest they are not all that quick (buy a Tiger is… more»

Brazilian-Built A108: 1966 Willys Interlagos

We often turn our noses up at replicas, realizing they’re a far cry from the genuine article and fail to deliver the driving experience promised by their exterior. But sometimes, such as in the case of a replica Porsche… more»

Unbelievable Survivor: 1967 Sunbeam Tiger

This 1967 Sunbeam Tiger is listed for $154,995. That’s not a misprint, but this is also one of the most original ones I can recall seeing in the last few years. In general, most of the Tigers we encounter… more»

Hold That Tiger: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

In discussing with a professor why the British had such a hard time waging war in North America during the 1700s, he remarked that they didn’t understand the distances.  Everything in England and Europe was fairly close together in… more»

Rally & Ice Race History: 1970 Alpine A110

The A110 was a sports car built by Alpine that used Renault components. It was light and fast making it a serious competitor. In fact, the A110 dominated rallies across Europe there for a while. This particular car has… more»