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"Murphyfolks"
Tim Goodrich
New member from Grants Pass, OR, USA   USA
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1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Commodore Blue"
Registry updated by Dan Richardson   Silver Member
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Tiger Transmission Mount Bracket
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
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Angel Kaye
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I accept scraps for free! :D
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Ben L
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1966 Sunbeam Tiger
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Steve D
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1966 Sunbeam Tiger
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70 ALPINE COUPE/GT
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1966 Sunbeam Alpine For Sale   USA
Registry updated by Steve Myers   Silver Member
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1961 Sunbeam Alpine
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Engine swap
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Sat February 10, 2007
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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'65 series overdrive
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Basket case rebuild.
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Spoke Wheels. [Georgia, USA]
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Bleeding The Hydraulic Clutch System
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Car Bodywork 101: Lesson #1 Prep Work
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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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