Crossbreed: 1966 Sunbeam Alpine Roadster 5th series


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.


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.


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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