Wheeler Dealers: S13 E13 – 1963 Sunbeam Alpine

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Budget: $0
Purchase Price: $7,000
Final Cost: $12,373
Selling Price: $18,000
Profit/Loss: +$5,627

Work Completed: Engine disassembled to discover possible Brabham-sourced modifications, exhaust manifold sandblasted and ceramic coated, cylinder head checked for cracks, ported, polished, and skimmed, full body respray from black to Lake Blue, brightwork polished, old fuel tank replaced with modern, race-spec fuel cell, engine re-dressed, old dynamo replaced with custom-made alternator, interior refurbished with tan vinyl door cards and seats, wooden dashboard refinished, lightbulbs replaced with LED units, and rear glass replaced with lightweight polycarbonate, Bluetooth speakers installed in favor of a radio.

Notes: Purchased in Boston. Previously used as a race car, but left unused for 20 years afterwards. Seller provided some parts required for restoration. Standard engine previously swapped with a modified Hillman Minx unit. As the Sunbeam Alpine was famous for its appearance in Dr. No, several James Bond 007 film puns were thrown by Mike and Edd throughout the episode.

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