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1962 SII restpraton complete

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by mamoose124, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. mamoose124

    mamoose124 Donation Time

    On January 1, 2020 I turned over the 1725cc engine I built for my restored 1962 Sunbeam alpine. I now have 545 miles on the engine run-in and expect to have the final 1,00 miles completed by this week end. It runs beautifully. I did all of the restoration work myself except for the paint job. Many of you helped me over the past three years with advice and parts. Thank you all. Attached are a few photos of the car.
     

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  2. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    Mike,

    Car looks great! You should be very proud, and I'm sure you are, of your dedication and hard work that went into making this Alpine yours!

    Enjoy many, many more fun miles!!
    Cheers!
    Steve
     
  3. CptTom

    CptTom Platinum Level Sponsor

    Wow, beautiful car. Job very well done.
     
  4. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Great looking car, Mike. Bet you never thought the car would require so much work. I've found it gives you a special pride in the car and yourself.

    Bill
     
  5. nsbluenose

    nsbluenose Gold Level Sponsor

    Man, what a great looking car. I want it!
    Well done.
     
  6. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Mike, I'm proud of you for an excellent restoration accomplishment.

    Keep'em-on-the-Road
     
  7. Toyanvil

    Toyanvil Gold Level Sponsor

    Looks GREAT.
     
  8. bulldurham

    bulldurham Platinum Level Sponsor

    Sweet. Painting the top red was right.
     
  9. Tom H

    Tom H Platinum Level Sponsor

    Great job. Looks beautiful. Isn't it a great feeling to drive a car that you have personally invested so much work in? Even better than eating home grown vegetables!

    By the way, I noticed you took a couple pics with your Covid mask hanging on the steering column. I guess that will always be a reminder of the difficult period when you finished it!

    Tom
     
  10. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Mike, with your sterling accomplishment I feel a serious upsurge in my commitment to get the 1962 #41 Sebring Sunbeam On-The-Road/Track.
     
  11. puff4

    puff4 Diamond Level Sponsor

    Nice job! Thanks for helping to continue the lifetime of this car and the marque.
     
  12. 737lindgren

    737lindgren Bronze Level Sponsor

    great looking car....nice they had a face mask holder standard back in 1962
     
  13. beamdream

    beamdream Gold Level Sponsor

    Simply stunning
     
  14. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Your PIC with the Covid mask....will always be a reminder of the difficult period we are living thru.

    I propose your Beautiful Alpine be included in the 2021 calendar...... How about it Guys?
     
  15. nsbluenose

    nsbluenose Gold Level Sponsor

    Thumbs up!
     
  16. 62SNBMR

    62SNBMR Donation Time

    Great job! I have the twin! My 62 is red with steel wheels. Need to complete my hardtop. Wondering how the red top would look and now I know! Thanks for posting.
     
  17. windlessdog

    windlessdog Donation Time

    Yep just like a few people above I've wondered how the hard top would look in white or matching the rest of the body and I must say it looks fantastic in the body colour , you've done a great job.
     
  18. mamoose124

    mamoose124 Donation Time

    Thanks for the Kudos, fellows. Bill, I wasn't surprised at the amount of work it took, but I was surprised at how long it took me to get it all done. jdoclogan, tenacity is the name of the game to get your 1962 #41 Sebring Sunbeam On-The-Road/Track. Thanks, DanR for recommending my car for the 2021 calendar. What an honor that would be. I will undoubtedly be back for your advise as I plan to drive the car regularly and that usually means things will need to be tweaked from time to time. You fellows are my fallback position on how to manage all things Alpine.
     
  19. Tim R

    Tim R Silver Level Sponsor

    Great looking car Mike, well done on the restoration.
    Tim R
     

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