Sunbeam 1958-1967 - 2021 Market Review

By: Cliff Chambers

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2021 Market Review - Sunbeam 1958-1967

Looking to the world market for guidance on Alpine values revealed nothing resembling the surge being experienced locally. Just five years ago, very good late-series Alpines with the same 1725cc engine as Hillman’s Hunter would cost $20-25,000 and nothing has happened to justify a doubling in value.

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The version that has been climbing rapidly and conferring some popularity on older Alpines is the V8-engined Tiger. Survivors are predominantly LHD cars sold initially into the US market where Series 1s average A$100,000 and top-class cars reach $150K.

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Older, Hillman-based Rapier hardtops aren’t easy to find and excellent cars should make $15,000.Similar money will buy a 1950s Sunbeam Talbot sedan.

Buyer's Guide: Sunbeam Tiger


Rapier Coupe $20,500 [3]

Alpine Ser. 1-2 $28,985 [3]

Alpine Ser. 3-5 $38,750 [2]

Tiger Ser.1 $133,110 [4]

[*] = number of recorded sales

(Note: concours & special cars may demand more.)

Numbers from our 2021 European & British Value Guide.


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From Unique Cars #456, Aug 2021


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