1961 Sunbeam Alpine
This Classic '61 Sunbeam Alpine has just had over $22,000 invested in mechanicals by a reputable European classic car restoration company here in Dallas, Texas. We have a binder full of receipts for the work performed by Kip Motor Company in Dallas, Texas. We also have an additional thick folder with thousands in additional receipts. Kips guarantee's their work and is very knowledgable on European classic cars. This car has had the engine removed and rebuilt, the engine cooling system restored, the gearbox removed and resealed, the brake system gone through and restored, and much more. We have a great original factory brochure and original tuning booket. This is an excellent candidate to finish a 1st class mechanical restoration with new paint and interior.
The engine was removed and completely rebuilt. The special carburetors were rebuilt and new throttle shafts installed ($700+). Be sure to play the video/sound clip. This car runs excellent. It is a completely driving project. Here are a few photos of the engine rebuild in progress. Further inspection of the engine compartment will reveal clean and detailed original sheetmetal throughout. The radiator was re-cored and coolant hoses replaced along with the water pump. The engine compartment was completely stripped and repainted before reinstalling the rebuilt engine.
The interior features intact factory gauges throughout. We also have the original radio. The body is exceptionally solid. This is a great base for a custom paint finish. We have receipts totaling over $21,000 spent in 2013-14 on the extensive mechanical restoration. This is a complete car. The structure is very sound throughout. The wheels are the original 13-inch pressed steel rims. The brake calipers, pads, and shoes have been replaced. The brake system has been gone through in its entirety.
The bumpers are intact front and rear, in need of re-chroming. The original identification plate & body number plates are intact. The door undersides are solid. The doors have track mechanisms and glass. The original weathestrip is gone, but the door structures are excellent. The trunk is in good condition as well. We have a few boxes of assorted factory parts and original components needed to complete the restoration. The engine and transmission undersides reflect the money invested in the mechanicals.
The frame and flooring is exceptionally solid. There is quite a bit of surface rust. The underbody is in need of a professional detail. These cars utilize a 3.89:1 final drive ratio axle. Again, this is a great little project ready to finish up. Over $21,000 has been spent on the mechanicals so you can address the cosmetics.