Hooniverse Weekend Edition – A 1968 Sunbeam Alpine Series V

Continuing on with our Interesting Project Car Weekend, influenced by our very own Jim Yu who wrote about a group of classic car enthusiasts exercising their vehicles of choice through Marin and Sonoma Counties in California this past New Years Day. The next interesting project car I found is this 1968 Sunbeam Alpine Series V currently resting in Texas. Let’s take a look and see if you can become Maxwell Smart, and capture your own Agent 99. This very complete Sunbeam Alpine is equipped with the 1,725cc, four cylinder engine, a 4 speed manual transmission, and has been garage stored in San Antonio, Texas since 1988. Being part of the British Rootes Group, the seller is wisely offering an additional engine and transmission, just for good measure. The engine located under the bonnet moves freely and according to the seller, should run with little work. The paint is original with the exception of the lower panels due to the rockers being replaced. The interior looks original, and should clean-up fine. Included in the sale is a rare fiberglass top, along with the original soft-top which will need replacing. A set of Vintage Dunlop Rims adds to the desirability of this British Classic. The current high bid for this classic sports car is $730, with an unmet reserve. Even I know this is incredibly cheap for a rare, albeit non running classic, but what do you think it’s worth. Remember, there will be two engines, two transmissions, two tops, and those vintage Dunlop Rims, and this would make an affordable Classic British Sports Car to participate in one of these types of events… Or you could cheat a bit, and make it into a great 24-Hours-of-LeMons contender. Either way, you win. See the listing here, and tell me what you think.

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