1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V 1725cc Dick Trenk's Car
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Model: Alpine
- Type: U/K
- Trim: V
- Year: 1967
- Mileage: 96,160
- Color: Black
- Engine size: 1.7L 1725CC 105Cu. In. l4 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated
- Number of cylinders: 4
- Fuel: Gasoline
- Transmission: 4 spd. Manual
- Drive type: U/K
- Interior color: Black
- Options: CD Player, Convertible
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1967 Other Makes Alpine
This was my father's car until 1983, when he retired from our auto-repair shop in Denverand moved to Fla. I remember helping him rebuild the engine back about 1975. My dad was well known as a race driver, founder of The Classic Jaguar Association(still around today)and the Colorado area: Sunbeam Owners Association(1970s). He campaigned an Alpine with the SCCA in F-Production from 1976 to 1980 in Colorado, with a few regional and national events also.
I google my dad's name from time to time and found his old car advertised under his name from a dealer in South Dakota(2013). I had to have it! Upon it's delivery here, I found it to be needing a full restoration. The body was absolutely solid, with only a one inch rust spot behind the left-rear wheel and the usual small dings, but most of the rest of the car needed rebuilding, replacement, rechrome...etc. The body work and paint was done beautifully from a top body man in Deer Trail, Co.(same guy is currently restoring my 66' Healey 3000).
As you can see in the photos, the car has had almost everything worked on, mostly by me(other than the body work). New seat covers, foams and diaphrams, new softtop, door trim panels,carpeting, upper and lower dash pads, new rubbers, engine rebuilt with full machine work, new pistons(series III flat-tops for higher compression, camshaft reground with a mild race grind, carbs. gone through, new clutch, replaced transmission with a good used unit and resealed it. Replaced the differential pumpkin and resealed it also. Brakes have been gone through.I have added a lower dash console with speakers and a am-fm CD player, but this is not screwed in to anything and can be removed in a few minutes. Car comes with a good used tonneau cover and hardtop. The hardtop was also restored by the same guy who did the car's body(same black paint). I replaced the headliner, side windows and all the rubber seals. No rust in the hardtop. The driving lights are original Lucas and work great. I have added another toggle switch to the dash, on the right side of the steering wheel for the driving lights and installed a proper relay kit for them. I've recently removed the rear exhaust resonator and installed one from my 67 E-Type Jag, which sounds nicer and looks much better with the chrome. The only thing that does not make this car look original, is the 15" aftermarket alloy wheels and low-profile tires. I have kept them because I think they look great and the handling is tight. The radiator is recored to a 3 row heavy duty. No problem with overheating. Rebuilt original glass-bowl, lever-primablefuel pump.
I have many photos of the restoration process, as well as invoices for all parts and services.
I will gladly answer all questions on this vehicle and welcome physical inspections.