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Vic's Cars (New Member) - Sunbeam Alpine
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lemansvk



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:13 am    Post subject: Vic's Cars (New Member) - Sunbeam Alpine Reply with quote

Hi all,

Just joined the forum, after having my enquiry about the Sceptre/Rapier posted earlier. I'm in Canberra, capital of Australia and while my special interest is Rootes cars, I love all old classics

Thought I would post pics of my cars:

1963 Sunbeam Alpine



1969 Hillman Hunter


Cheers, Vic

[photos fixed RJ]
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lemansvk



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 3:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm, images don't seem to appear. Here is a direct link:

The red Alpine 3 and the white Hunter are mine, the other cars are Rootesmobiles in the Canberra area

http://s122.photobucket.com/albums/o262/sunalp63/Rootes%20Canberra%20Area/

Cheers, Vic
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bob2



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 7:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice cars, I really like the sunbeam, always had a sodt spot for those alpines.
The hunter is nice too, I too have one its a 1970 model a deluxe. there's a thread on this forum in the your cars section about its restoration.
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peter scott



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Vic,

Welcome to the forum. I too have a soft spot for Rootes cars and was a Series IV Alpine owner some years ago. The Hunter was an interesting leap for Rootes. The old heavy Minx and its stablemates were clearly put in their place by the Cortina and the Hunter was a really good competitive offering unlike the Marina which served the same function in the BL/Leyland empire.

Nice to see them being well looked after.

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gresham flyer



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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Vic,
Do you have any 1950`s Hillman Minx Californian`s over there?

This is mine in primer,now ready for top coat preparation.

It is a 1956 model.

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lemansvk



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the comments about my cars. I have haad the Alpine since 1982 when I bought it as a cheap runabout - along the way I have fully restored it. The Hunter I got a couple of years ago, from a woman who had been given the car (brand new) when she started university in 1969. She had kept it ever since and it has always been maintained and on the road. It has lots of minor blemishes, but you can drive it anywhere.

As for Californians, I know two people with them over here, both in quite good condition and on the road under 'classic car' registration (licence) - this type of registration allows only limited use (like for club events) but is about 1/10th the cost of full registration. One is in western Victoria (several hundred kilometres from me) and the other in Longreach Queensland (about 2000km away) - I have pics of both somewhere and wil try to find and post them.
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Rick
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome along lemansvk Smile

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fordf350camper



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome very nice Sunbeam you have.My brother just brought a GT.
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Dodgealpine



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PostPosted: Thu Jan 06, 2011 9:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Vic, nice motors! Just found your thread, not a lot of Alpines out there now. Heres mine;-

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