1954 Sunbeam Alpine Sport Roadster Vehicle Profile

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1954 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

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Sport Roadster
The Alpine was derived from the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Saloon, and is known as the 'Talbot' Alpine. It is a sporty two-seat roadster initially developed by Sunbeam-Talbot dealer George Hartwell in Bournemouth, as a one-off rally car. It had its beginnings as a 1952 Sunbeam-Talbot drophead coupe, and is said to have been named by Norman Garrad of the Works Competition Department, who was heavily involved in Sunbeam-Talbot's successes in the Alpine Rally in the early 1950s.

This car has a four-cylinder 2267cc (138.3 cubic-inch) engine, with a slightly higher compression ratio. The gearbox ratios were changed from what was used in the Saloon, and starting in 1954, an overdrive unit became standard equipment. The manual shift gear-change lever is column-mounted.

The Alpine Mark I and Mark III (no Mark II was made) were hand-built at Thrupp & Maberly Coachbuilders from 1953 to 1955, and were produced for just two years. Of the 1,582 automobiles built, 961 were exported to the United States and Canada, 445 stayed in the United Kingdom, and 175 went to other countries. It has been estimated that as few as 200 are currently in existence.

This Alpine was found by the current owners in Southampton, England in October, 2014 after an extensive three-year search. It has had four owners in the same family, and is the only right-hand drive example known to exist in the United States.


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1954 Sunbeam Alpine Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1954 sales)
1954 Sunbeam Alpine Mk I
Chassis#: A3014190 LRO
Sold for USD$70,976
  2019 The Saragga Collection
 
1954 Sunbeam Alpine Roadster - From the 'Ian Cummins Collection'
Sold for USD$37,265
  2017 Shannons - Melbourne Summer Classic
 
1954 Sunbeam Alpine Special
Chassis#: A3015663E/RO5
Sold for USD$43,823
  2017 Coys at Fontwell
 
1954 Sunbeam Alpine Special
Chassis#: A3015663E/RO5
Sold for USD$55,852
  2017 Coys at Olympia
 
1954 Sunbeam Alpine
Chassis#: A3015663E/RO5
Sold for USD$40,351
  2016 Coys : The Spirit of Motoring, Ascot
 
1954 Sunbeam-Talbot Alpine Mk I Special
Chassis#: A3015176 LRXS
Sold for USD$55,000
  2015 RM Sotheby's Hershey Auction
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1954 SUNBEAM ALPINE ROADSTER
Sold for USD$42,000
  2015 Mecum - Dallas
 
1954 Sunbeam Alpine Supreme
Sold for USD$50,600
  2014 Morphy Auctions : Denver, PA
 
1954 SUNBEAM ALPINE ROADSTER CUSTOM
Sold for USD$55,000
  2008 Barrett-Jackson - Scottsdale 2008
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1954 Sunbeam Alpine's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1954 Sunbeam Alpine SpecialA3015663E/RO52016 Coys at Alexandra Palace $50,000$60,000

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