Sunbeam Alpine Mk1 (1959-62)

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Sunbeam Alpine Mk1 1959-62

Engine
4 cylinder in-line,
8 overhead valves
3 bearing crankshaft
Displacement: 1,494cc
Bore: 79mm
Stroke: 76.2mm
Compression ratio: 9.2 - 1
Valves: 2 per cylinder
Carburettor: two Zenith 36 WIP2 downdraught
Power output: 78bhp at 5,300rpm
Maximum torque:89.5lb at 3,400rpm

Performance
Maximum speed: 101mph
Acceleration: 0-60 mph 14secs
Fuel consumption: approx 25.5mpg

Transmission
4-speed manual,
all syncromesh
Rear wheel drive
Construction
Pressed steel monocoque reinforced underneath with a box-like structure similar to Hillman Husky

Brakes
Hydraulic Girling, Front: disc
Rear: drum

Steering
Recirculating ball, F-type


Suspension
Front: Coil
Rear: Semi-elleptic leaf
Telescopic dampers
(series I & II lever arm)

Wheels
4 stud, 560 x 13in pressed steel
Wire wheels option

Dimensions & Weight
Dimensions & Weight
Wheelbase: 86in
Track front: 51in
Track rear: 48.5in
Overall length: 155.3in
Overall width: 60.5in
Overall height: 51.5in
Ground Clearance: 4.3in
Unladen weight: 18.75cwt
Fuel tank: 9 Imp. gals

Sunbeam Alpine Production
1959 -1968
Total production of Mk I, II, III, IV & V
Sunbeam Alpines: 69,251
Mk V (1965-68): 19,122
Mk 1 Price new in 1960
£971 10s 10d inc. tax (£286 10s 10d)
Extras: overdrive £60 4s 2d inc. tax
Wire wheels £38 5s inc. tax
Hard Top £60 inc. tax
Tonneau cover £10 inc. tax
 

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