Welcome, Quinn: 1953 Sunbeam Alpine MKI

This post, as well as all the others to follow, are dedicated to my nephew Quinn, born yesterday. And, to celebrate the event, today there will be three posts instead of one. “Live long and prosper”, as Leonard Nimoy used to say.

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“To Catch a Thief” is the title of the film in which Cary Grant and Grace Kelly starred; among other things, this was the occasion on which the most famous actress of the time met the Prince of Monaco, and the rest is history.

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The film features the two actors sitting in the same car model described in this article: it is derived from the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Saloon model, a sedan, two additional side members were added to the frame to compensate for the loss of rigidity caused by the lack of the roof, however the rigidity of the chassis was never satisfactory. The car is powered by a 2.267 cc four-cylinder engine, with a compression ratio greater than that of the sedan from which it derives.

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This car in particular was restored twenty years ago but the seller says it is still in excellent condition and that it is a matching numbers car that needs only a few minor repairs. The color is very nice, however we would have preferred a few more photos. Find it for sale at $40,000 here in Helotes, TX.

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1 Response to Welcome, Quinn: 1953 Sunbeam Alpine MKI

  1. Peter says:

    Welcome Quinn!
    what a time to be alive.
    nice car too

    Liked by 1 person

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