Celebrate Summertime With a Cream-Colored Sunbeam Alpine

Freshly painted and ready to drive, this British roadster can be your ideal warm-weather companion.

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Summer is here, which means you need a convertible in your life. This stunning Sunbeam Alpine finished in cream over red is calling your name. It's . You should buy it.

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The Sunbeam brand is most famous for the Ford V-8-powered Tiger. This is not a Tiger, just a regular Alpine with an inline-four. That doesn't make it any less special, though. It's still a lightweight British roadster with more character than 99 percent of cars on the road today.

This particular car is a 1963 model that the current owner bought at auction. It was in good shape mechanically, but needed some cosmetic attention. The exterior was repainted, and the interior was reupholstered. There's no foldable soft top—just a color matching hard top. That means checking the weather every time you drive it.

Mechanical improvements include an entirely new braking system and a modern ignition to improve reliability. The owner says they're only selling it to make room for a new car in their collection. It's with just under 86,000 miles on its odometer and a Buy It Now price of $15,000 or best offer—substantially cheaper than the average V-8-powered Tiger. Better move fast before someone else decides they need a British drop-top this summer.

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