Mr. Richard Falcon
1967 Sunbeam Alpine
Chassis number B 395008984 LRX
Rich has seen some of our Youtube videos about Sunbeam Alpines we have saved. He calls and wants to have his car restored. It has been garaged for some 30 years near Salton Sea CA. He and his brother shared the car and it was parked after damaging (melting a giant hole in) the cylinder head.
May 5, 2020. The car is delivered to us. It needs everything but it is solid and appears to never have had body damage or repair. Rich wants to have his baby back and we get started on a 3.5 year program of returning his car to Day 2 condition. Day 2 means very close to stock but sporting a few upgrades.
The body was stripped of every nut and bolt. Light metal work was performed and the body was prepped for show quality paintwork. The correct Sunbeam color Carnival Red was applied as a base coat with a clear coat applied over. Once cured, the paint was hand color sanded and polished to a high luster.
Chrome and Stainless trim were refinished.
All rubber was removed and replaced.
All glass was removed, cleaned and repaired as required with new seals, weatherstrip etc. Cranks and knobs were rechromed.
New lenses and lights were fitted.
A new convertible top was fitted over the restored top frame and a tonneau was fitted.
The interior was updated as follows:
All electrics were cleaned, restored and/or replaced.
The engine and accessories were removed for the repaint.
Keys were not present with the vehicle. Necessary keys were acquired and cylinders rekeyed.
The registration and title had been lost. Documentation was created and a California title and current registration were granted in the client’s name.
Rich picked up his car on Dec 14, 2023.
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