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Registry: 1967 Sunbeam Alpine



Dan Richardson's Silver Member 1967 Sunbeam Alpine – “Commodore Blue”
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“Commodore Blue”
I completely restored this Series V using a rotisserie. Ran the original 1725 4 cyl after it was rebuilt for a few years with heat and A/C. Sold the engine and installed the Cologne 2.8 V6 using conversion components I designed and now sell.

The Commodore sports my designed Straight back headers similar to the Tiger system with dual exhaust; Kept the VIntage Air Heat and Air system just had to design and fabricate a mount bracket for the 2.8. Of course a couple hoses were changed out or replaced.

It is soon to have electric power steering (EPS) I have designed specifically for the Sunbeams.

The components for converting to the V6 I designed are Engine& Transmission mounts (Auto or manual) types; Slave Cylinder Bracket; Cross link (steering rod behind the engine); thermostat housing; water neck for the Ofy 4 bbl intake); upper gas pedal rod; fuel pump block plate; various recommendation to improve the conversions and the function of the 2.8 V6 in an Alpine.

Try it you will like it:)

It is amazing what you can learn when attending some Auto Shows.

During local event one shortly after restoration, I was approached by the 2nd prior owner, bought from his brother. Learned the History of the car. I had bought from the 3rd PO that did not remember whom he had purchased. Pleased with the introduction we are now good friends......

I made the purchase on the Commodore Blue '67 SV ST for my elder son in 1982. He had driven it several years, had oil trouble, parked it(1988), joined the Army, all the while it was stored in one of my buildings. Upon return home he no longer wanted it, so I took possession and helped him buy a nice little '79 Toyota Celica. It sat until I started the restoration.

Hand made American walnut dash from wood cut about 50 years ago from family farm.

Current engine, 2.8 V6 Cologne 30 over, hot cam, 390 Holley 4 bbl on Ofy intake, Custom valve covers from JR Cast (Ireland).

Re-cored stock radiator with copper core three tube 17 fins per inch for better heat dissipation, fitted with a Custom hand made fan shroud. Cool running Alpine:) Especially with the AC....

My Commodore Blue V6 Sports a very nice black hard top, while rolling around the country on P195 x55 15's mounted on 7" Mags.

Bragging a bit is due the Alpine! Won 1st place in several events and 2nd place in the "Personalized Sunbeam" at UNITED XXXVI in Va Sept 22-24, 2017.

Vehicle Information

Owner: Dan Richardson Silver Member   [TigerDan]
Location: Greenwood, South Carolina, USA USA
Status: Running


VIN:B395013260
Model Year:1967
Original Colour:Commodore Blue Colour Code 106
Current Colour:Commodore Blue Colour Code 106
Odometer:68,500 miles
Body Code:ST
Engine Type:Cologne 2.8 V6
Transmission:'97 Mustang T5 1352-238
Last Updated:2017-10-09 08:58:56

 

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Vehicle History

This vehicle's information was last updated on 2017-10-09 08:58:56

Changes from 2017-10-09 08:55:19 to previous 2017-06-28 07:36:44
Nickname Commodore → Commodore Blue

Ownership History

Date Owner ID Notes
Jan 13, 1982 Dan Richardson  USASilver Member Added to Registry (ID 38897)

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