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2022 Club Calendar Monthly Car Articles

Discussion in 'General SAOCA Discussions' started by 65sunbeam, Feb 3, 2022.

  1. ernestovumbles

    ernestovumbles Gold Level Sponsor

    The May calendar pic is my 1963 series III GT.
    I've always admired older British sports cars but never thought I had what it takes to maintain and take care of one.

    Five years ago I met a gentleman who owns/collects older unusual British convertibles mostly from the Rootes group. He likes to take them all out together to local car shows every month or so, and I became one of his regular additional drivers. This Sunbeam was one of his cars that he bought as a package deal to get some other cars that he wanted. It quickly became my favorite. I wound up storing his car in my garage for a couple years when he ran out of storage space, and part of the agreement was that I could take it out for regular drives to make sure it didnt sit too long unused.

    Two years ago the gentleman decided he wanted more unusual cars than the Alpine in his collection, and made me an offer on it I couldnt refuse.
    Since that time, I've been thru one long round of ignition related problems that I eventually figured out (damaged rotor, cap and pertronix), fixed a broken turn signal switch, and replaced and upgraded a handful of other parts, but overall the car is a really nicely trimmed out driver that looks really good until you get too close. I hope to keep it a good long time!!

    This pic was one from a photo shoot last year bringing together old British cars, modeling students, and a photographers class.. a fun experience for all.

    DanR, 65sunbeam and Series6 like this.
  2. sunalp

    sunalp Platinum Level Sponsor

    Nice looking car and great story on how you got it. Alpines aren't all that hard to keep and this is the best place
    to be when you own one! Glad your car was chosen for the calendar!!
    DanR and ernestovumbles like this.
  3. albeam

    albeam Donation Time

    Miss May is a lovely looking car. Nice stance and clean lines, and they are easy cars to keep with a bit of love and regular use!

    ernestovumbles likes this.

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