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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Like many people, the first time I saw a Sunbeam Tiger was on an episode of Get Smart

When was the first time you saw a Sunbeam?

Check out that taut suspension, even with actors walking all over the poor thing cool smiley



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ceecpa Silver Member Charles Edwards
Richmond, VA, USA   USA
I got a new Anglia 105E in 1960. A year later I walked into Tran-Sport Sales & Service in Richmond, Va and first saw a Sunbeam Alpine. As I was walking toward it I thought it must be an Anglia sports car because the grills were so similar. I've attached a picture of a 105E so you can see what I mean.

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
That does look similar! I love the era of those "angry car" grilles.


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TigerDan Silver Member Dan Richardson
Greenwood, SC, USA   USA
1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Blue Boy"
1967 Sunbeam Alpine "Commodore Blue"
I was stationed in Bermuda with the USAF at Kindley Field 1604th Field Maintenance Squadron in August 1959. A short time later a friend of mine bought the first Series I Alpine to get on the Island as I recall. It was a Red onesmiling smiley

The local thieves as we called the Families that controlled everything there, had the Alpine quarantined because it had an engine that was considered too big for the island.

It had to have the CC's or compression or something like that reduced in order to run on the Island.

Chamberlain, was a little put out for having to wait (maybe 90 days) until the 40 Thieves allowed entry and turned the Alpine over to Him.

We sure enjoyed the Lil'Red Convertible. I say we, because I got to drive a few timessmiling smiley

Love them Sunbeams..... Keep'em-on-the-Road,



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