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We are delighted to offer this outstanding example onto the market. JKV 994F first came to us during Spring 2013 in part exchange against an Austin Healey 3000. The car had been owned by a local, long standing customer/friend of ours who has a collection of around four vehicles. The Sunbeam was used for good weather, roof down driving and had been driven to us on several occasions. As a result, we knew it was a reliable, great driving example. On arrival, we sold the Alpine to some friends who bought the Sunbeam for the remainder of the classic car season as there MGA was being fully rebuilt in our restoration facility Malton Coachworks. They wanted a classic car in the garage, ready to use for shows and Sunday driving. The Alpine has been thoroughly enjoyed throughout 2013 and has been faultless, performing perfectly on every run out. Now the MGA restoration is days away from completion, we collected the Sunbeam and are now delighted to offer it back onto the market.
JKV 994F was restored back in 1985/1986 and was subject of a comprehensive body restoration. From the invoices and history, it would appear the Sunbeam was in good, original condition but required some bodywork to include new sills. The car was treated to some new chrome and other detailed improvements. The mileage at the point was recorded at 63000. Since then, the car has been in regular but low use with mileage now recorded at 76000. There is an impressive invoice file showing excellent maintenance over the years. The engine was rebuilt in 2006, the gearbox was re-conditioned during the same year and there are invoices for a new alternator, spax shock absorbers, rebuilt carburettors, regular servicing, some light upholstery improvements and a new hood. During early 2013, as a result of the older, faded paintwork, the Alpine was treated to a full re-paint and now looks outstanding with an exceptional high quality paint finish on an excellent, straight bodyshell.
The Alpine offers an all round superb classic car experience. Not only does it present superbly on the exterior, the underside is equally as impressive with superb floors and an exceptionally clean overall appearance. The interior has a very original feel and certainly looks as thought it has never had a hard life. The seats are very smart and have been re-padded, the wood dash looks superb, all the dials are clean and the door cards and carpets are excellent. The boot area is incredibly clean meaning every aspect of this car is smart, very sharp and nicely detailed. The engine bay is ready for a show and looks beautiful.
With such an impressive appearance, it is no surprise the Alpine is a delight to drive. It offers precise steering, sharp brakes, excellent handling and road holding and the engine runs perfectly as expected after only covering 6000 miles since rebuild. The gearbox is perfect with excellent syncro's and is as expected having been reconditioned. JKV 994F really does tick all the boxes and is on the button and ready to go. It is a true delight to drive and will not disappoint.