Sunbeam

Rare Barn Find: 1950 Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Mk I

Now we’re talkin’, a for-real barn find in an actual barn – that’s a perfect image! Now the description is a bit confusing as this car is referred to as a Sunbeam Talbot Alpine and that’s close but not… more»

Almost A Driver: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Project!

It seems like the majority of Sunbeam Tiger projects we post are long-dead projects, with a scant few appearing as well-preserved survivors that carry a big-time price tag. Finally, we have one that is pleasingly in the middle, a… more»

347 Stroker: 1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II

Classic British sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s generally weren’t blessed with vast amounts of horsepower, but there were a few notable exceptions. When the decision was made to shoehorn a Ford V8 into a modified Sunbeam Alpine,… more»

Cobra Alternative! 1967 Sunbeam Tiger

Jamming an American V8 in a nimble European sports car has been done numerous ways, most famously in the form of Carroll Shelby’s Cobra, based on the British AC Ace. This Sunbeam Tiger takes the same approach, right down… more»

25-Year Slumber! 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

The Sunbeam Tiger deserved better. It wasn’t the design’s fault that Rootes (Sunbeam’s parent company) got taken over by Chrysler and the small Chrysler V-8 didn’t fit where the Ford 260/289 did. It also wasn’t the Tiger’s fault that… more»

Sunbeam-Powered: 1967 Commer 2500 Camper

This 1967 Commer Camper brings back some vivid childhood memories for me. At one point, the “Clan Clarke” was using an 8-seat version as our family car. As children, we soon learned that you could get away with all… 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»

Big Motor, Little Car: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger

The Sunbeam Tiger is one of the most iconic recipes for dropping a big, powerful V8 in a small, lightweight roadster and seeing what sort of fun ensues. While it’s certainly a formula that has been imitated for eons,… 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»

Spotless And Original: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

One characteristic of British sports cars from the 1950s and 1960s that is often criticized is the lack of engine power. Thanks to some inter-continental cooperation, the Sunbeam Tiger managed to address that issue in no uncertain terms. This… more»

Stored For 37 Years! Sunbeam Alpine

Every so often, we are presented with a barn find that makes us think and wonder what the previous owners were thinking, and this little British coupe is one of those. It’s up for bids here on eBay out… more»

READER AD: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Project

What Makes It Special? This Tiger was stored in a barn with the top on it since 1986. Fairly complete, less engine. The previous owner bought in North Carolina and then drove to Texas. Two weeks later the engine… 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»

READER AD: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V

Introduced in 1965, the Sunbeam Alpine Series V remained in production until 1968. The Series V included a number of minor trim and cosmetic changes over its predecessor, but the big news was under the hood. The Series V… 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»