- 25524 miles
- 2 doors
- 1725 cc
Tel: 01507 463254
Full Vehicle Spec
It was styled by the great industrial designer Ken Howes and was heavily influenced by the Ford Thunderbird, which lent it oodles of transatlantic glamour with large tail fins. At first, the car was powered by a 78bhp 1,494cc four-cylinder engine, but in the MkII of 1960, this was replaced by an 80bhp 1,592cc unit.
In 1963 the MkIII arrived with larger front brake discs, a bigger boot and a revised interior. Power went up by another 2bhp the following year with the Series IV, easily recognised by its much smaller tail fins. The final model was the Series V, which ran from 1965 to 1968 and had a 92bhp twin carb 1,725cc Holbay engine - enough to power the Alpine to an easy 100mph.
From the stable of a serial classic car enthusiast with an eye for detail, this Alpine MkV comes from the final year of production and looks very classy in its Diamond white paintwork, recently re-plated brightwork and new Minilite-style wheels.
The car has had much recent work to bring it up to standard, including a new clutch, slave and master cylinders, new copper brake pipes, new coil and electronic ignition and new tyres. The recorded mileage is 29,519 - the MOT history suggesting that this is 129,519 miles.
This Alpine is a very smart example which has had the attention of a knowledgeable and enthusiastic owner and offers an appealing alternative to an MGB.