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1968 Sunbeam Alpine


1968 Sunbeam Alpine

Superb in white with black upholstery and hood.  Refinements include wire wheels, overdrive gearbox, carb upgrade etc.  The history folder includes invoices, an early V5 and the original green card logbook. MOT certificates from 1983 at 03003 miles, to 1987 04803 miles together with the current certificate issued in August 2019 showing 05395 miles.  The vendor believes the mileage to be correct following a 25 year lay up. 

The following information has been kindly supplied by the vendor:

Second from last week of production – first was 18927, this is 18973, the last one was 19039.

The Alpine club have a record of it being a Rootes show car but we haven’t investigated further.  Recently purchased from John Cleland (British touring car champion) his father owned since 1996 (V5 later transferred into his mother’s name) and kept in a heated garage under a sheet for almost 25 years. John had guaranteed the mileage of 05337 before we purchased the car, upon inspection, anyone can see it’s genuine.

Comes with first tax disc from 1968 and put back onto the road in 1983 with a succession of MOTs and tax discs to back up the mileage. Last tax disc from 1987 is still in the car windscreen. Comes with original log book with just 1 owner. We believe that the car was barely used and stored away during it’s early life.

The Owners Club has advised that it is incredibly rare to find a car with original rubber mats in such good condition and have verified it to be a true, very low mileage example. We have not done anything to the car as we didn’t want to detract from it’s originality. The car is exactly as we found it and we haven’t attempted to start it! Comes with it’s lead hammer, full tool kit and jack plus original hood, hood cover and tonneau cover.

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  • Year: 1968
  • Make: Sunbeam
  • Model: Alpine
  • Registration: LDE 883F
  • Engine Size: 1592
  • MOT Expiry Date: 14-08-2020
  • Estimate: £15,000 - £17,000