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Barn Find! 1953 Alpine Sunbeam

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts For Sale' started by Barry 1953, Nov 13, 2018.


What is this car truly worth?

  1. 5,000-10,000

    3 vote(s)
  2. 10,000-15,000

    0 vote(s)
  3. 15,000-20,000

    0 vote(s)
  1. Barry 1953

    Barry 1953 Donation Time

    Rare 1953 Alpine Sunbeam barn find! Pictures speak for themselves. Bought last in 1973 and been stored since. Entertaining offers at this point with no set sale price.

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  2. Hillman

    Hillman Gold Level Sponsor

    You missed two options. There should be "less than $5k" and a "much more than $20K" choice.
  3. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    What engine and Tranny?

    From what PIC's you poste there seems to be little if any rust! If so, Man that is a solid Alpine! Grille looks intact and exterior trim seems to be all there too.

    Must agree with Hillman on the options left off! Suggest you edit to include tem.
  4. Barry 1953

    Barry 1953 Donation Time

    The owner had passed, but the son said the motor was replaced before it went into storage in 1973. It's a flathead v8 with two carberators. It's an overdrive trans of some sort. I could only find one spot of rust under the passenger door. I think the car is complete. The bolt on window frames with glass are in the trunk. I'm not sure what you guys are referring to on options. Had a kid help me post it
  5. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    1. Less than $5
    2. $5 to 10
    3. $10 to 15
    4. $15 to 20
    5. Greater than $20
    6. Comments are appreciated......
  6. RootesRooter

    RootesRooter Platinum Level Sponsor

    Nice body. Instruments look to be in good condition, too. Too bad the drivetrain is not original. I would look up the Sunbeam Talbot Alpine Register (STAR) and find contact info for Peter Woodhill (sp?), who I believe lives in Ridgefield, WA. Other "proper" Alpine owners in Washington state with lots of knowledge would be Steve Tate in Yakima and Dennis Junk in Roy.
  7. Barry 1953

    Barry 1953 Donation Time

    Thank you very much
  8. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Diamond Level Sponsor

    To get the most $$$ from it, try posting on the H.A.M.B. Roadster, flathead V8, overdrive sends those guys into orbit. They might be a bit touchy about it being non American, but you never know until you try. A Ford V8 with O.D. does strange things to those guys. You might be able to sell the running gear there for a large fortune, come back here and get a small fortune for the residue.

  9. todd reid

    todd reid Gold Level Sponsor

    Who needs the original drive train? Welcome to the Dark Side! I have always had the itch to put a 302 in one of these, but have never been able to find the right candidate - I wouldn't modify a running/driving car - they are too rare. This one is half way there. Sign me up for the residue!
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2018
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  10. phyrman

    phyrman SAOCA Secretary Diamond Level Sponsor

    Id buy it if my wife would let me!!! LOL
    Its the Alp she wants!
    But I need a new roof on the house! :(
  11. Series6

    Series6 Past President Gold Level Sponsor

    I must've missed it where it said it's in the state of Washington. So am I. Where in Washington is this? I'd be glad to go by and take a look at it.
  12. Barry 1953

    Barry 1953 Donation Time

    It's in bend oregon
  13. Series6

    Series6 Past President Gold Level Sponsor

    Oops. Have to pass.
  14. mototron

    mototron Platinum Level Sponsor

    is this car still for sale

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