1965 Sunbeam Alpine Series IV B Rare Borg Warner Automatic for sale in Flushing MI
1965 SUNBEAM ALPINE ROADSTER - RARE BORG WARNER AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION - LEFT HAND DRIVE EXPORT MODEL - CARNIVAL RED - ORIGINAL KEYS - ORIGINAL RUBBER FLOOR MATS - SOFT TOP - RUNS AND DRIVES WELL BUT IS IN NEED OF RESTORATION - THERE IS SIGNIFICANT RUST IN SOME AREAS UNDERNEATH THE CAR - ALTHOUGH THE PAINT LOOKS GOOD THERE IS A FAIR AMOUNT OF FILLER REPAIR TO THE ROCKER PANELS - THIS IS A DRIVE AS YOU RESTORE CAR OR A CANDIDATE FOR A COMPLETE RESTORATION CALL 810-487-2020 FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO ARRANGE A SHOWING
The Series IV was introduced in January of 1964. Identification by serial number can be revealed by the B94 prefix. The 7 number ID was changed to 8 in September of 1964. Production saw 12,406 units by September of 1965. The Series IV continued to use the 1592cc engine along with the single twin choke Solex carburetor. Still available in both GT and ST variations, the Series IV became the Alpine to see the most visually drastic changes. The first and most obvious change would be the removal of the fins. Now a more squared off rear end sporting newly designed tail lights. The front indicator lights were also changed to a two bulb unit with an amber turn signal and a clear parking lamp. Other exterior changes include: New bumper over riders, hinged gas cap, single bar grille with Rootes medallion, Series IV badge motif located under the Alpine scripts and on the right hand side of the boot lid. Midway through Series IV production, there would be a change to the Series IV serial number and an extra digit would be added. These have become known today as Series IVa's and begin with chassis number B94100000. The Series IVa also marked a change in transmission from a non-synchronized gear box to a fully synchronized unit. The Borg Warner type 35 automatic transmission was also available on both the Series IV and Series IV a platforms. They can be identified by a B.W. stamped after the Serial number. It's not known how many of these Automatics were produced and they are quite uncommon to find today. Autos are traditionally frowned upon by ‘those who know’ but the self-shifting ’box in the Alpine isn’t a bad unit at all. The problem is that only 87 were made and some of those have been converted to manual transmission. If you wanted to turn a manual into an auto you can do it, as long as you can track down the relevant parts from a suitable Rootes Group car (such as a Sceptre or Minx).
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TERMS OF SALE
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