1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series III With 289 Upgrade
Price: US $4,550.00 Item location: Riverdale, Nebraska, United States
- Condition: Used
- Make: Other Makes
- Trim: Series III
- Year: 1963
- Mileage: 13,000
- Engine size: 289 cid
- Drive type: RWD
- Vehicle Title: Clear Want to buy? Contact seller!
1963 Other MakesUp for auction is a 1963 Sunbeam Alpine Series III with a Ford 289 upgrade! This car with a full tank of gasweighs in right at 2500 lbs. When you hit the gas on this tiny little car, you best be hanging on, it SCREAMS!!Theman I bought it from owned it since 2001. He said thattheprevious owner took a 289 and 3 spd manual out of a Galaxie and shoehorned itinto this Alpine. It is unsure what all if any work went into theengine at thattime. All I know is that they replaced the clutchand added an aftermarket holley 4bbl carb on it.Theengine does smoke a little when you first start it up but quits after a couple seconds, (couldjust be a carbon buildup in the intake). When the engine is running it holds a good 45-50 psi of oilpressure. A lot of work went into this engineswap. The firewalland some of the transmission tunnel had to be cut out and new one fabricated toaccommodate the Ford V8. A steering box and other steering components from a VW Rabbit are used to point the car in the right direction. All of the gauges wereswitched to period correct Stuart-Warner gauges. Thefinished product looks like it came from thefactory that way.Only just over 13,000 miles have been put on the car sincethe engine swap. The paint was done in 02 and the filler that they used in the lower quarters and rockers are starting to crack. There is a hole in both the drivers and passengers side floorboard, but the trunk is very solid. The seats were switched out with aftermarket seats.The removable hardtop is in verynice shape as is all of the glass.The bumpers and rarewire wheels do need re-chrome, but are in good shape. Five new tires were put on this month.The steering and brakes are both manual, but because of the front disc brakes and theweight ofthe car, it steers and stops very well. I have a very thick folder ofreceipts, parts booklets, as well as a three ring binder full of Sunbeam magazine adds and a dealer brochure. This car is a 1963, but for some reason is titled as a 1967. Overall this is a very fun little car that would be perfect with not a lot of money. You can easily spend tens of thousands of dollars on a tiger, this alpine will offer youthe same performance for a fraction of the cost. On Aug-28-16 at 19:57:09 PDT, seller added the following information:
The reserve isreasonably low on this Sunbeam by comparison to what other stock Alpines are bringing.