Crossbreed: 1966 Sunbeam Alpine Roadster 5th series

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This ’66 Sunbeam Roadster has been the point of a crossbreeding experiment: indeed the original 1725 c.c. inline-four engine, producing 93 h.p. has been swapped with a VW VR6 2.8 engine, rated at 190 h.p. Such power is transmitted to the rear wheels through a 5 speed Toyota gearbox.

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That’s a lot of work which has been very expensive and time-consuming for sure, but whatching the sound which the car produces (the seller has also provided a video of the car running), it could have been a worthy effort.

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The seller says that many parts have been replaced or overhauled, including new leather upholstery, new dash, new carpet, new “robbins” canvas top, koni adjustable shocks, all rubber moldings and a huge front sway bar. There’s enough of it to make this car attractive: will the price be attractive as well? Find it out here in Astoria, OR. with bidding under $5,000 and reserve not met.

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