One of three Sunbeam factory Alpines built for 1962 Le Mans

Not just any Sunbeam Alpine but one of three cars prepared for the factory for its 1962 assault on Le Mans.

This particular car, 9201 RW, was kept as a reserve entry, though, and didn’t take the green–until the following year where Peter Harper and Peter Procter, sadly, retired after 13 hours with a blown head gasket.

Since its competition heyday, the Alpine’s history hasn’t been forgotten:

During the tenure of its previous owner, from 1988 to 2015, 9201 RW received an extensive yet very careful restoration to then enjoy a second racing career, retaining its original 'Works' colours, registration number and 1963 Le Mans specification, albeit with a milder compression ratio to increase reliability.

Find this 1962 Alpine Sunbeam Works Le Mans car up for auction at Iconic Auctioneers.

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