Lot Number

1954 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mk I

€30,000 - €40,000

Offered without reserve

RM | Sotheby's - THE SÁRAGGA COLLECTION 20 - 21 SEPTEMBER 2019 - Offered on Saturday

Chassis No.
A3014190 LRO
  • One of fewer than 200 examples remaining
  • Prepared in the spirit of the Alpine Rally winners

The Sunbeam Alpine was a two-seater sports roadster developed by Sunbeam-Talbot dealer George Hartwell as a one-off rally car. In the 1953 Alpine Rally, four Alpines won the Coupe des Alpes, one of which, finishing 6th, was driven by Sir Stirling Moss. Sheila van Damm won the Coupe Des Dames in the same rally. The Alpine Mark I and Mark III (no Mark II was made) were hand-built by Thrupp & Maberly coachbuilders in 1953 and 1954, and it has been estimated that as few as 200 examples survive.

With such limited numbers remaining, this Sunbeam Alpine Mk1 is increasingly rare. In the spirit of the successful rally cars, this Alpine boasts a leather strap over its long bonnet and Halda timing gear in the cockpit. It is beautifully prepared and ready to take on the next stage of any number of rallies for which it is eligible.

  • Um de apenas 200 exemplares sobreviventes
  • Preparado no espírito dos vencedores do Rali dos Alpes
  • O Sunbeam Alpine era um roadster desportivo de dois lugares desenvolvido pelo agente Sunbeam-Talbot, George Hartwell, como um carro de rali único. No Alpine Rally de 1953, quatro Alpine venceram a Coupe des Alpes, um dos quais, que terminou em 6º, foi pilotado por Sir Stirling Moss. Sheila van Damm venceu a Coupe es Dames no mesmo rali. O Alpine Mark I e o Mark III (não existiu o Mark II) foram construídos à mão pelos fabricantes de autocarros Thrupp & Maberly, em 1953 e 1954, e estima-se que apenas 200 exemplares sobrevivam.

    Com números tão limitados, este Sunbeam Alpine MkI é cada vez mais raro. No espírito dos carros de rali de sucesso, este Alpine possui uma tira de couro sobre o capô e um Halda Twinmaster no habitáculo. Está muito bem preparado e pronto para enfrentar a próxima classificativa de qualquer dos muitos ralis para os quais é elegível.

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