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Alpine Index
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Sunbeam Alpine 1953-55.
The first Sunbeam Alpine was created as a special by dealer George Hartwell and taken on by the Rootes Group as a production model. Starting out as a Sunbeam-Talbot 90 with a tuned 2267cc (Humber-based) engine, the rear of the body was restyled by Raymond Loewy Studios as a beetle-back two seater and built by Thrupp and Maberly coachbuilders from 1953 to 1955. Four Sunbeam Alpines won the Coupes Des Alpes in 1953 and one of these cars grabbed the Coupes des Dames too.


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Sunbeam Alpine 1953 - wing badge
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Sunbeam Alpine - grille badge
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Sunbeam Alpine 1953. A 2,267cc engine from the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 (and shared with Humber) was used in the Sunbeam Alpine, but tuned for higher performance.
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Sunbeam Alpine - interior
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Sunbeam Alpine - rear lamps
Sunbeam Alpine 1953 fronto
Sunbeam Alpine. The Sunbeam-Talbot 90 was already a succesful sports car in 1953 when London dealer Hartwell created a special that was to be produced from 1953-55 as the Sunbeam Alpine.
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Sunbeam Alpine 1953. The Sunbeam Alpine body was based on the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 body, but restyled by Raymond Loewy Studios as a 2-seater
Sunbeam Alpine 1953 rearo
Sunbeam Alpine 1953. Raymond Loewy Studios reworked the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 body to give the Alpine this 'beetle' tail. Bodies were built by Thrupp and Maberly coachbuilders
Sunbeam Alpine front
Sunbeam Alpine. From an idea by dealer George Hartwell, to a Rootes product tidied up by Raymond Loewy Studios , and built by Thrupp and Maberly
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Sunbeam Alpine.
Sunbeam-Talbot 80 and 90
Sunbeam Alpine
Series I to V
Raymond Loewy Studios
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