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1961 Sunbeam Alpine Fastback Coupe / B9102814 Vehicle Information

1961 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1961 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1961 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1961 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1961 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

1961 Sunbeam Alpine photograph

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Sold for $75,600 at 2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction.
Thomas Harrington Limited Coachbuilders in Hove, Sussex prepared two Sunbeam Alpine vehicles for the 1961 edition of the 24 Hours of LeMans. They received fiberglass fastback bodies and numerous mechanical upgrades to cope with the rigors of prolonged, high-speed competition. The LeMans model lapped the circuit for 24 hours at an average speed of 91 mph, winning the Thermal Efficiency Award.

The success at LeMans inspired the creation of a new Gran Turismo based on the LeMans versions. They combined the superb chassis by Sunbeam, classic British styling coachwork, and race-bred performance tuning by George Hartwell, Ltd. They were given an extensive rear compartment to accommodate luggage, a full-width flush folding occasional seat, rearward opening quarterlight windows, fully trimmed and insulated interior, and carpeting throughout the front and rear compartments. The door trim incorporates armrests, knee pads and pockets.

Standard equipment included windscreen washers, soft-edged sun visors, and a heater. The mechanical specification included a special lightweight flywheel and competition-type clutch unit.

Approximately 110 examples were produced in 1961, and a total of approximately 384 units by the time production ended in 1964. This particular example was originally built with a 1,592 cubic-centimeter inline-four cylinder engine that was later replaced by a 1,725cc unit with five bearings - the type used in the Sunbeam Alpine Series V. The engine uses dual Weber carburetors which improved performance and durability. the engine is mated to a five-speed manual transmission.

The car was given a comprehensive restoration and finished in light blue metallic paint, with a dark blue leather interior with a burled wood dash, Momo shifter knob, and Moto-Lita wood and aluminum steering wheel.

The no-expense-spared, fully documented restoration was completed in 2019.


By Daniel Vaughan | Jun 2021



2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction

Pre-Auction Estimates :
USD $75,000-USD $100,000 
Sale Price :
USD $75,600

1961 Sunbeam Alpine Auction Sales

Recent Sales

(Data based on Model Year 1961 sales)
1961 Sunbeam Harrington Alpine
Chassis#: B9102814
Sold for USD$75,600
  2021 RM Sothebys : Amelia Island Auction
1961 Sunbeam Alpine image  1961 Sunbeam Alpine image  
1961 SUNBEAM ALPINE
Chassis#: B9105796
Sold for USD$4,400
  2020 Mecum : Davenport
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine
Chassis#: B9105796
Sold for USD$12,100
  2019 Mecum : Davenport
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine
Sold for USD$8,000
  2019 GAA : March 2019
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine Series II
Chassis#: B9102498HHRD
Sold for USD$14,294
  2018 Historics @ Brooklands - Motor Museum
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine Series II
Chassis#: B9102498HHRD
Sold for USD$16,742
  2018 Historics @ Brooklands - Motor Museum
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine
Sold for USD$4,200
  2018 Carlisle : Lakeland Winter Auction
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine Racecar Coupe
Sold for USD$19,250
  2017 Russo & Steele : Monterey
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine
Chassis#: B9108109HR0
Sold for USD$11,954
  2015 Historics at Brookland
 
1961 Sunbeam Alpine
Chassis#: B9108109HR0
Sold for USD$15,511
  2014 Silverstone Auction - NEC Classic Motor Show 2014
 

Vehicles That Failed To Sell

1961 Sunbeam Alpine's that have appeared at auction but did not sell.
VehicleChassisEventHigh BidEst. LowEst. High
1961 Sunbeam Alpine Roadster 2018 Mecum : Kissimmee$9,000  
1961 SUNBEAM ALPINE 2013 Anglia Auction Souther Ireland $4,000$5,000

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