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1960 Sunbeam Alpine
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
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1967 Sunbeam Alpine
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1965 Sunbeam Alpine
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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1966 Sunbeam Alpine For Sale   USA
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Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
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Wed January 18, 2012
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Twist Drill Talk
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Tue March 29, 2011
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Car Bodywork 101: Lesson #1 Prep Work
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Feb 11 Picnic at Hanging Rock Hanging Rock Reserve, South Rock Rd, Woodend 3442, Victoria, Australia
Mar 18 All British Swap Meet 2015 Manchester Road, Wheaton, IL, USA
Mar 24 GOF South Mk LII Hilton Hotel, 350 Northlake Blvd, Altamonte Springs, FL, USA
Mar 31 Wheels Across The Pond Carlin Park, Jupiter, FL, USA
Apr 14 19th British & European Car Show 1430 High St., Williamsburg, Virginia, USA
Apr 29 Britain on the Green 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA, USA
May 20 UBSCC Car Show & Swap Meet Dixon Fairgrounds, Dixon, CA, USA
Jun 03 Red Mill British Car Day 56 Main St., Clinton, NJ, USA
Jun 08 Carovana Romantica Località Riva del Sole, Castiglione della Pescaia, Tuscany, Italy
Jul 08 Brits on the Beach Transfer Beach, Ladysmith, British Columbia, Canada
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Sunbeam Sportscars Introduction

Sunbeam was a marque registered by John Marston Co. Ltd of Wolverhampton, England, in 1888. The company first made bicycles, then motorcycles and cars from the late 19th century until about 1936, and applied the marque to all three forms of transportation. A Sunbeam was the first British car to win a Grand Prix race, and set a number of land speed records. In 1935 the company was purchased by the Rootes Group, which continued to use the Sunbeam marque and produced some of their most popular models such as the Tiger and Alpine.

In 1938 Rootes created a new marque called Sunbeam-Talbot which combined the quality Talbot coachwork and the current Hillman and Humber chassis and was assembled at the Talbot factory in London.

The Sunbeam Alpine is a sporty two-seat open car from Rootes Group's Sunbeam car marque. The original was launched in 1953 as the first vehicle from Sunbeam-Talbot to bear the Sunbeam name alone since the 1935 takeover of Sunbeam and Talbot by the Rootes Group. Muscle car version of the later versions were also built, as the Sunbeam Tiger featuring Ford's new 164 hp (122 kW) 260 cu in (4.3 L) Windsor V8 engine. The Tiger was widely known from the opening credits of the television series Get Smart, as Agent Maxwell Smart's car.

Chrysler purchased a controlling stake of the Rootes Group in 1964. The Tiger was dropped in 1967 after an abortive attempt to fit it with a Chrysler engine, and the Hillman Imp–derived Stiletto disappeared in 1972. The last Sunbeam produced was the "Rootes Arrow" series Alpine/Rapier fastback (1967–76), after which Chrysler, who had purchased Rootes, disbanded the marque.

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