Sunbeam Alpine and Tiger
Classic roadsters make it possible for you to enjoy open-air driving and the analog feel of a vintage car. That is why most classic roadsters are expensive, and the prices will most certainly continue to rise. But one of the most interesting but forgotten models is the Sunbeam Alpine. It was an English two-seater convertible they built from 1959 to 1968. The Sunbeam is a classic English brand long gone from the market. In fact, only a handful of enthusiasts remember it.
The Alpine is an attractive car with dependable, conventional mechanicals and a small 1.5 or 1.7-liter four-cylinder. Over the years, Sunbeam built over 60,000 Alpine roadsters, so finding one isn’t a problem. For under $20,000, you can find an attractive model of this interesting car. However, if you are looking for a more serious machine, you may want to look for the Sunbeam Tiger.
This model looks like the Alpine, but it packs a 260 or 289 Ford V8 engine under the hood, giving it an enhanced performance. Interestingly, the legendary Carroll Shelby designed this model before he worked for the Ford Motor Company. The Tiger is significantly more expensive and rarer than the Alpine because they only built 7,000. However, the history and performance are well worth your investment.