1965 Sunbeam Alpine IV Roadster with Automatic Transmission.

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Technical specifications

Manufacturer:Other Makes
Model:Sunbeam
Year:1965
Type:Convertible
Fuel Type:Gasoline
Color:Red
Mileage:55,475
Transmission:Automatic
Interior Color:Black
Engine:1592 cc
Trim:Alpine
Number of Cylinders:4
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Description

This is a 1965 Sunbeam Alpine IV that I've owned for about 4 years. It is currently registered, on the road and passes inspection. I've taken it to many car shows/cruise nights over the past few years. It is in good overall condition but does need some work to be completed which I will detail as I go along. This is a very nice model with the convertible top that gets concealed behind the back seat. This car also has the rare and very hard to find Borg Warner automatic transmission. The condition of the car is as follows:
Body: Has decent paint which is most likely original. The rocker panels were repaired by a previous owner and painted black. They are solid and show no signs of falling apart, but could be replaced if desired. There are some small dents, paint chips, etc. All trim is in place. One Alpine logo needs to be replaced. Doors are very tight and open and close without sagging. There has been a small repair to the floorboard under the drivers seat. All lights and turn signals work. The convertible top is a new replacement. Much of the weatherstripping has been replaced. Hub caps are originals with no dents or curb rash. Wheels are repainted with new trim rings. Tire are in good condition. Bumpers show normal wear. Engine: Engine has a new Weber carburetor with manual choke, fuel pump, starter, plugs, windshield washer pump, belt. Engine starts well if used often, but my be slow to start if not run recently. I would suggest doing a valve adjustment. Transmission: Borg Warner 35 automatic runs well. Sometimes slips in park on a hill. Mileage shows at 55,475, however it may be slightly more. The speedo drive gear that mounts on the tranny shaft was worn and removed by a previous owner. I have a replacement that needs to be installed for the odometer to work again. Also, the cable that goes from the carb to the transmission is broken. This controls the passing gear and low gear for hill climbing.Interior: New carpets. New Windshield and dash pad. Gas gage does not work. New horn trim ring. Seats are original and in good shape. The trunk looks like new with new rug, all the original jack hardware and good original gas tank panels. I suggest removing the gas tanks and cleaning or coating them. I believe there may still be some sediment kicking around.Misc: Have replaced the muffler and completely rebuilt the back brakes and e-brake. Tie rod ends look bad with rubber boots worn off, but still work fine (I have replacements I will include).I've had this out many times and it's a nice cruising car. It rides very smooth and doesn't rattle. It's come a long way in a few years but still does need the work mentioned above to be close to finish. If you're familiar with British sports cars that should be an easy restoration. But as you probably know these types of cars usually require a certain amount of tinkering. I really don't have the time for it anymore and am moving on to something more modern. This could also be a good candidate for a V-8 implant as the body is so solid.
This car is located in Central Massachusetts near all major highways. The buyer is responsible for pick up or arranging for a trucking company. Please don't e-mail me asking how much to ship. The car is also available for viewing during the sale, but be advised that I will not end the auction early for a buy it now price. Payment must be made by cash or certified bank check. I do not accept personal checks. I am trying to list everything I know about this car but if you have any questions be sure to ask BEFORE bidding. I am selling this car AS-IS, since this is still a restoration project.
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