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Lot No. 714 - 1965 Sunbeam Alpine Series IV Automatic

Sold for: £8,325

Quintessential little sixties' British sports car with an automatic box.
Details Specification Condition Report
  • In production for less than two years, Series IV cars are now rare
  • Powered by an 87bhp,1592cc 4-cylinder offering 92mph and 0-60 in 18 seconds
  • This example presents well in Cardinal Red with a Black vinyl interior
  • Totally restored around 1994, heavily documented with photographic evidence
  • One of only four left on the road with an Automatic gearbox according to 'How Many Left'
  • Recently had brand new front brakes and the rears refurbished
  • Lovely in-depth history file with invoices and old MOTs etc. back over the years
  • There are a number of enthusiasts who, for various reasons, can't use a manual gearbox and finding a small-engined, open-top classic with an automatic gearbox is considerably harder than you might think

 

Year of manufacture:
1965
Make:
Sunbeam
Chassis number:
94102467
# of cylinders:
4
Transmission:
Automatic
Engine capacity:
1.6
Body colour:
Red
LHD/RHD:
Right-hand Drive
Registration number:
CYN 899C
Model:
Alpine Series IV
Engine number:
94102467
Interior colour:
Black
Odometer Reading:
23141
miles

CCA Vendor Condition Report

Overall:

83 / 135

Exterior

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A good looking, really straight example with a deep shine to the coachwork, but showing a few areas that could now be improved as required.

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A nice original interior with some small imperfections to the drivers seat but otherwise very presentable. A good tight hood that has recently been cleaned and re-proofed.

Engine

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Starting almost instantly, idling smoothly and pulling strongly with no smoke or undue noises, the 1725cc engine is surely the one to have.

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Coupled to the 1725cc engine this is a delight to drive, being so much more flexible than the smaller earlier engine. All gears change well and she creeps on idle just as she should.

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Driving well, with no known faults. Recent new front discs pads, New rear brake cylinders and master cylinder.

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Vehicle History

Remarks

Only 4 previous keepers. There is a whole box file of paperwork including previos owner docs, restoration info, previous mot's, repair invoices and an original workshop manual.

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