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88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

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02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

53 Alpine +V6+auto
Posted by: 88v8
Date: April 23, 2021 04:14AM

A car one seldom sees even in stock form

Alpine gate.jpg

A 53 Sunbeam Alpine

This minimally described but profusely photographed car has a GM4.3 V6 and 4L60E slushbox.
Clearly, it has been standing under a waterfall of money.
And time. Why would you spend all that love on a car and then sell it.

Alpine gare int.jpg

Almost too nice to drive. Although I'm not sure the two-tone really works. Anyway.....

Alpine gate eng.jpg

It's good to see a job well done. Yours for around $46,000 in Kansas.
[www.gatewayclassiccars.com]

Ivor


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6218 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 53 Alpine +V6+auto
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: April 28, 2021 08:51PM

Haven't we seen that car at a V8 meet?


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4526 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: 53 Alpine +V6+auto
Posted by: Moderator
Date: May 01, 2021 03:18PM

Jim, are you thinking of this special?
[www.britishv8.org]


88v8
Ivor Duarte
Gloucestershire UK
(993 posts)

Registered:
02/11/2010 04:29AM

Main British Car:
1974 Land Rover Lightweight V8

Re: 53 Alpine +V6+auto
Posted by: 88v8
Date: May 02, 2021 05:11AM

That's one of the most incredible, elegant, builds I've ever seen.
He even modified the front suspension arms because they were ... ugly.

Ivor



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BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
(6218 posts)

Registered:
10/23/2007 12:59PM

Main British Car:
1971 MGB Blown,Injected,Intercooled Buick 340/AA80E/JagIRS

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Re: 53 Alpine +V6+auto
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: May 02, 2021 11:35AM

That is the one I was thinking about.

Jim


TR6-6SPD
Ken Hiebert
Toronto Ontario
(252 posts)

Registered:
04/23/2008 11:43AM

Main British Car:
1972 TR6 1994 5.7 L GM LT1

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Re: 53 Alpine +V6+auto
Posted by: TR6-6SPD
Date: May 04, 2021 08:17AM

"water fall of money"
I like that.
Amazing car, listed with an asking price.
I'm so used to viewing cars for sale these days on an auction basis, (BAT), this gives a different feeling.
Ken


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