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Sunbeam Alpine S4 Tyres

Sunbeam Alpine S4

Sunbeam Alpine 1953–1975

Here is what Longstone Tyres recommends based on your Sunbeam Alpine tyre needs:

Sunbeam Tiger Tyres 1964–1967

The Sunbeam Tiger is a potent V8 variant of the Sunbeam Alpine. This impressive creation owes its inception, in part, to the contributions of American car designer and racing driver, Carroll Shelby.

Having previously accomplished a comparable V8 conversion for the AC Cobra, Carroll Shelby expressed a desire to secure the contract for producing the Tiger at his facility in the United States. However, Rootes opted for a different route, enlisting Jensen in West Bromwich, England, to handle the assembly work while offering Shelby a royalty for each car manufactured.

  • The Sunbeam Tiger left the factory on 590 - 13 tyres. Today we can only offer the 5.90 x 13 Camac in this size, which is a budget tyre. We suggest instead fitting radial tyres.
  • 165 R13 is a close radial alternative size, which allows for the fitment of the 165R13 PIRELLI CINTURATO CN36, a high-quality performance tyre ideally suited to the Sunbeam Tiger.
  • The 165 HR 13 Michelin XAS FF is another excellent Sunbeam Tiger radial tyre in this size.
  • The ideal Sunbeam Tiger innertube for these tyres is the Michelin 13D.
1964 Sunbeam Tiger Tyres

1964 Sunbeam Tiger

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Independent Tyre Test - The Results

In the world of modern tyres it is commonplace to come across a tyre test. However, in the world of classic tyres, the investment never seems to be there to do a proper modern tyre test. However, a German magazine in July 2016 conducted this modern tyre test using classic tyres. This classic tyre test has been translated from German to English. What is remarkable in this tyre test is quite how well the PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 classic tyre performed in the table at the end. The scores in this table are not scored in relation to the other tyres in the test, so when a score of 1 is recorded, then that is a perfect score for a classic tyre or a modern tyre. It is wonderful to see that these classic PIRELLI CINTURATO ™ CN36 tyres can give such exemplary results.

History of the Sunbeam Alpine

Built between 1953 and 1975, the Sunbeam Alpine was a sporty open two-seater with a fastback version, as well as later models serving as the foundation for a muscle-car derivative known as the Sunbeam Tiger. It was the first car to bear solely the Sunbeam name since Sunbeam-Talbot was acquired by Rootes Group. Thomas Harrington Ltd. would also build a number of coupe variants that would go on to win at Le Mans.

Borrani Wire Wheels

Borrani wheels are available for your Sunbeam Alpine. As agents for the iconic Ruote Borrani Milano company we are able to supply all wheels from their extensive range.

Wire wheels made by Ruote Borrani Milano are, without doubt, the best wire wheels available. Borrani wheels utilise aluminium rims, steel spokes and steel wheel centres.

If your Borrani wheels require rebuilding then please contact us at [email protected]

Click the link for Sunbeam Alpine Borrani wheels.

Wheels made by Borrani are available in the following styles:

  • Painted silver finish, as per the racing wheels of the period
  • Polished and chrome finish, highly polished rim, chrome spokes & wheel centre
  • Painted finish with polished outer edge

Sunbeam Alpine & Tiger Fitment Guide

1972 Sunbeam Alpine Fitment Guide by Michelin Pg1

1972 Sunbeam Alpine Fitment Guide by Michelin Pg1

1972 Sunbeam Alpine Fitment Guide by Michelin Pg2

1972 Sunbeam Alpine Fitment Guide by Michelin Pg2

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