If you want to add a classic British roadster to your car collection, you might be tempted to get an MGB, Triumph TR (or Spitfire) and maybe a Jensen-Healey…and any of those cars would be a perfectly good choice, if there wasn’t something from the Roots group called the Sunbeam Alpine. Why? Because tailfins. End of story. Find this 1962 Sunbeam Alpine offered for $13,500 in Burlingame, CA via craigslist. Tip from FuelTruck.
The Hillman/Sunbeam/Chrysler/Rootes Imp was a zippy little descendant of the Scottish built Linwood Imp and was built by the Rootes Group from 1963 to 1976. It used a Beetle-esq rear-engine rear-drive setup but its body shape was anything but Buglike and it looks more like a strange cross between a Ford Escort Mk I and […]
The Sunbeam Alpine was originally engineered and produced by the UK based Rootes Group (Sunbeam, Karrier, Commer, Humber, Hillman, Talbot & Singer), and around the time this Alpine was built, the Sunbeam marque was acquired by Chrysler Corp. The Alpine design work was done by former Ford employee Ken Howes, and coincidentally it looks a […]
This next car hits all the warning signs of a disaster in the making…it is sitting at a body shop and needs (“probably” according to the seller) an engine rebuild..but don’t worry because some of the disassembly has already been done for you. Bonus spare radiators in the boot. And a planned swap from Sunbeam […]
Are you in the market for an aged European sedan that isn’t particularly fast, reliable, or sexy — but is affordable? Boy, do we have the goods for you today, because the Sunbeam/Hillman Minx Series I-VI was the Rootes Group mid-sized family car back in the 1960s-1960s and well…let’s be honest, it was a pretty […]
The Hillman Imp was a perky little descendant of the Scottish built Linwood Imp and was built by the Rootes Group from 1963 to 1976. Its odd proportions and comely looks were a product of the low buck customer it was trying to attract, but the Italians at Zagato coachworks decided to slap some lipstick, […]
If the results of the Scottish independence referendum vote has you feeling sad and surprised that the descendants of folks who were willing to die for their independence aren’t even willing to vote for it, well we’ve got something to cheer you up! It is a perky little descendant of Scottish built Linwood Imp — […]