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Danny Cupp
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1964 Sunbeam Tiger
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1963 Sunbeam Alpine
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63 to 67
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1967 Sunbeam Alpine
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Stromberg 150 part needed
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Sunbeam Rapier USA
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John Hessinger
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63 steering box
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Sunbeam specialties
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1964 Sunbeam Alpine For Sale   USA
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1964 Sunbeam Alpine
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63Alpine brake lights
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63 alpine
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65 Alpine Clutch Master
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Sun April 2, 2006
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The Gasket Basket
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Pricing Advice for 1965 Alpine IV
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Right wheel sticks out
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Looking to sell a 67’ Alpine
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1912. 12/16 Sunbeam Sporting Tourer
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Alpine auto transmission...
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Engine replacement
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United 37 Gen Cove, NY
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Wrench and Socket Reference
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Mounting Tires the DIY Way
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Jan 27 Sunday Drivers 14 Zen Motors, Zone un Expo, Rue de l'Industrie, Seclin, Nord, France
Mar 17 All British Car Swap Meet & Autojumble 2015 Manchester Rd, Wheaton, IL, USA
Apr 20 Wheels Across The Pond 750 A1A, Jupiter, FL, USA
Apr 28 Britain On The Green Gunston Hall, 10709 Gunston Road, Lorton, VA, USA
May 04 Williamsburg British & European Car Show 1430 High St., Williamsburg, VA, USA
May 11 Springtime In The Smokies 8314 State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN, USA
May 18 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals 1000 Bryn Mawr Road, Carlisle, PA, USA
Jun 01 Cars & Motorcycles of England 553 South Bethlehem Pike, Fort Washington, PA, USA
Jun 02 British Return to Fort Meigs Fort Meigs, 29100 West River Road, Perrysburg, OH, USA
Jun 02 British By The Sea Harkness Memorial State Park, 275 Great Neck Road, 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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