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1967 Alpine Modified for sale

Discussion in 'Alpine Cars and Parts For Sale' started by bashby, May 8, 2017.

  1. bashby

    bashby Donation Time

  2. Tom H

    Tom H Platinum Level Sponsor

    Bill, what a fabulous car and story. I've followed the story from afar for years.

    May I suggest that you include this link on the e-bay listing to show potential buyers a lot of the story in one compact form:

    http://www.britishv8.org/Other/BillAshby.htm

    I see you refer to the article, but a link is better.

    Tom Hayden
     
  3. bashby

    bashby Donation Time

    Tom, Thanks
    I attempted to do so but, alas eBay would not permit it. I was able to many years ago but they do not permit non-clickable links and do not show how to post a clickable one.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2017
  4. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Love that Blu!

    Absolutely stunning creation:D Added to my "Best of the times" collection.

    Best of Wishes to you and the future Buyer!

    DanR
     
  5. John W

    John W Diamond Level Sponsor

    Wow. Best modified Sunbeam I've ever seen. Never followed "Nissan in Alpine." British v8 site write-up is amazing, and entertaining also. E-bay seems like a little bit of "cheap" place to sell this particular car. Hemmings or Barrett Jackson would seem more appropriate. I dislike that Alpines seem to be rising in price, however this car seems to be underpriced. Just amazing.
     
  6. Greggers

    Greggers SAOCA Vice President Platinum Level Sponsor

    You make an excellent point. The famed Alpine with the Volkswagen VR6 engine in it was selling for like $14,000 on Craigslist. Then within a year, it was at Mecum (I believe) with a reserve price in the $20s. Then within a year after that, it was a Mecum no-sale at like $37k.

    This car looks more well-thought-out, more complete and more gorgeous.
     
  7. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    Umm, probably second best. But still great.

    The best is probably a car few of the current membership is aware of. The 'Beam was cut lengthwise, widened 6" and welded back together. The hood was sliced and diced to make it longer with a slightly different curvature. The engine was an intercooled turbo Zetec and everything was modified or custom made. The guy blew up the Zetec (26 psi on stock internals will do that) and lost interest. It was offered for sale for about 30k. He claimed the paint job was worth more than that. To the best of any ones knowledge, it never sold. At least not here. It you ever see an incredible, barely recognizable lime green Alpine, let us know.

    Bill
     
  8. bashby

    bashby Donation Time

    Thank you :)
    John Wheelers' Sunbeam that Bill references was incredible. The workmanship and attention to detail was a sight to behold.
    Yes, it is under-priced especially when I know how much I actually did put into it...
    It may do out to Mecum or Barrett-Jackson if I think about it too much
     
    Last edited: May 11, 2017
  9. jpeifer53

    jpeifer53 Donation Time

    Were in the same neighborhood

    Bill,
    Have been reading all of the articles and great pictures that I could find on your
    great car. I knew that you were originally out of Colorado but are now living here in Albuquerque. I live in Abq. also. Wondering if there is anyway to meet? I would love to see your car, you have done some amazing work.
    I currently have a 65 Series V with a 2.3l Ford, C3 and 8.8 Posi built by a friend who also lives here.

    Thanks,
    Jack
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  10. bashby

    bashby Donation Time

    Jack, email me at billashby at msn dot com
     
  11. bashby

    bashby Donation Time

    My Series V is listing at "Bring a Trailer" this weekend.
     
  12. bashby

    bashby Donation Time

    It has been a 9-year journey yet, I have sold my first and my only to a man in the San Francisco area who hopefully will enjoy her a great deal (as he got one).
    Regards my fellow car nuts, LBC's live on.
     

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