The Sunbeam is a classic English brand, long gone from the market and remembered by only a handful of enthusiasts. But Alpine is a nice looking car with dependable and conventional mechanicals and small 1.5 or 1.7-liter four-cylinder.
Over the years, Sunbeam built over 60,000 Alpine roadsters, so finding one shouldn’t be a problem. For under $20,000, you can find a very nice example of this interesting car. However, if you are looking for some more serious machine, you might want to look for the Sunbeam Tiger.
This model looks identical as the Alpine, but packs 260 or 289 Ford V8 engine under the hood giving it much better performance and soundtrack. This model was designed by the legendary Carroll Shelby before he worked for Ford.