Just out of high school in Vancouver, Canada in 1977 I became the third caretaker of this 1967 Series V Sunbeam Alpine, purchased for $850 from its previous owner who had run it out of oil. After rebuilding the engine it was my daily driver for almost 10 years, also while dating my wife-to-be. Shortly after we were married I took it off the road, joking I had to know if she only married me for my car. The Sunbeam languished in various garages for many years, but I could never bring myself to part with it. I acquired a L.A.T. 79 hood, roll bar, factory hardtop and a few other bits along the way and in 2006 restored it in its original Code 109 Orchid Green colour. My wife died a few years ago, but I still drive the Alpine on sunny summer days and enjoy the many fond memories that go with it.
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