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Lynn Norberg
New member from Surrey, BC, Canada   CAN
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Latest post by TigerDan
Tiger wheel stud bolt pattern ?
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Robert Grabel
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1962 Sunbeam Alpine
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Hugh Overton
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Marty Luepker
New member from St Louie, MO, USA   USA
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Latest post by cobralee1
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1963 Sunbeam Alpine
Registry updated by Doug Lee
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Latest post by lovebird281947
sunbeam newbe in st. louis
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Vehicle VIN location- Alpine
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New Purchase?
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64-67 Alpine parts [MA, USA]
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SU Fuel Pump Troubleshooting Guide
Article new comment or rating by Dave DuBois   Gold Member USA
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Latest post by stevem444
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1957 Sunbeam Rapier
Registry updated by Francis Borg
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Latest post by hump2
Fuel Leak at back of Carb
Reply in the Alpine Club Forum, Apr 13 14:34 ago
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1947 Sunbeam Ten
Registry updated by Francis Borg
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1931 Sunbeam Ten "Midget Engine Fund"
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Latest post by TulsaAlpine
Please Save This one!
Reply in the Alpine Club Forum, Apr 5 16:37 ago
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block ID ?
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Latest post by Alpine65
'65 series overdrive
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Tiger Transmission Mount Bracket
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
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70 ALPINE COUPE/GT
New topic in the Alpine Club Forum, Jan 30 14:02 ago
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Latest post by TigerDan
Engine swap
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Sat February 10, 2007
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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Latest post by GMG 2J
Basket case rebuild.
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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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May 26 Great Scot! British Car Show Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
May 27 Hudson British Car Show St Thomas Park, Main Road, Hudson, QC, Canada
May 30 British Cars & Pies 390 Baseline Rd (Home Depot parking lot), Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
Jun 01 Gordon Bennett Classic Run County Hall, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland
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Jun 02 Cars & Motorcycles of England Hope Lodge, Fort Washington, PA, USA
Jun 03 Red Mill British Car Day 56 Main St., Clinton, NJ, USA
Jun 03 31st British By The Sea Harkness Memorial Part State Park, Waterford, CT, USA
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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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