1954 Sunbeam Alpine Sports Roadster
2267 cc, I-4, 90 bhp

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Using the basic body shape of the 1948 Sunbeam Talbot 90 2-liter saloon, this Alpine roadster was an attempt by Britain’s Rootes Group to re-introduce the Sunbeam name into the expanding sports car market of the early ’50s.


  • Made by Rootes Motors, based on the Sunbeam-Talbot 90 Saloon.
  • 1,582 built 1953-1955: 445 in the UK, 961 for  the USA, plus 175 exported elsewhere
  • This example is similar to car driven by Grace Kelly in Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief