Sunbeam Alpine (1953-54)

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Sunbeam Alpine 1953-54

Engine
4 Cylinder inline, ohv
Bore: 81mm Stroke: 110mm
Displacement: 2,267cc
Compression ratio: 8:1
Carburettor: twin choke downdraught
Power output: 97.5 bhp at 4,500rpm

Performance
Maximum speed: 104mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 16.8 secs
Approx fuel consumption: 20 mpg

Construction
Steel body on box section steel frame with cruciform bracing

Transmission
4-speed manual, syncromesh on top 3 ratios, Laycock de Normanville overdrive
Ratios: 3.28(OD), 4.22(direct), 5.55, 9.14, and 11.81 to 1. Open prop shaft. Hypoid rear axle

Brakes
Lockeed hydraulic, drums
Suspension
Front: Independent, wishbones and coil springs Rear: semi elliptic leaf with Panhard rod, Armstrong hydraulic dampers all round

Wheels & Tyres
16in bolt-on ventilated disc wheels with 16in x 5.50 crossply tyres

Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 8ft 1.5in
Track - front: 3ft 11.5in
Track - rear: 4ft 2in
Overall length: 14ft 0.5in
Overall width: 5ft 2.5in
Turning circle: 36ft
Kerb weight: 25.75cwt

Production
1953-54 3,000 produced
Price new: £1,375 5s 10d
(incl. £405 5s 10d purchase tax)
 

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