10k: Alpinterest: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V
There is a website called pinterest that seems to be a collection of photographs and a big hit among the web 2.0 crowd. As an early internet user and lover of old school junk, I really don’t understand the website and cannot for the life of me get why it seems to be some kind of sensation. The worst thing about pinterest is that it is just a mindless collection photos that some people have stolen from of other people without context or meaning. Here at the Daily Turismo we are firm believers in adding context and enhancing the meaning of other people’s photos with snide comments, witty analogies and condescending quips — feel free to add your own gripes in the comment box below, if you can figure out how to use it. Find this 1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V for sale in Petaluma, CA for $6,700 via craigslist. Tip from Kaibeezy.
Starting off with a quip: what did the seller take this picture with? A Halina-Baby camera he found in a package of Bazooka Joe bubble gum? Was this picture taken in the 1960s?
The 1960s photograph of the engine bay shows the top of the 1.7 liter inline-4 cylinder breathing through twin Zenith-Stromberg downdraught carburettors for a total of 93 horsepower. The Alpine owner may be tempted to shove a V8 into the front and build a Tiger clone, but we’d suggest keeping it stock or swapping in a newer tech inline-4…maybe a 2.3 liter turbo mill from a 2015 Mustang?
The seller of this Alpine started a restoration several years ago and looks like he lost interest or just got busy doing other things. This is good news for you because many of the items you’d have to replace are already done and he is offering it for a fair price.
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Wow, the sepia tones in the pix made me think the same, how old are the photos. If the body work was done well and the noise/heat insulation is not hiding anything, this is a nice price. Carpet kits are readily available. With the uncertainty about the engine noise though, the price gets a bit more questionable. Good news is the engines are not crazy to rebuild if it warranted it. These are great twisty road runners. Gearing with the 4-speed tranny is not up for fast sustained highway miles. The green is one of the nicer colors on the shape, but the dark blue really works well. A nice project to finish and worthy as well.
Among the fonder memories of a misspent youth was driving an original Tiger as a parts runner for a local garage! Can't beat it with a sepia stick!