Sunbeam Alpine 61

Introducing the pride of the family. This beautiful red Sunbeam is named "Tigresse". While driving this car you might feel you are in a small American convertible rather than in a British car.
Here you can see the state of the Sunbeam prior to restoration. There was no grill, no wind-shield, and many other missing parts.

The restoration started by stripping and repairing the areas where rust had done its dirty work.

Here is "Tigresse" at the body-shop,

Au garage le Cabriolet

St-Hubert, Quebec

(450) 676 1151

My thanks to my friend Michel Vézina for his help during the restoration.

Tigresse à ses débuts
For a 1961 car, "Tigresse" offers a very complete dash-board.

Seven gauges display the current state of the engine:

Revolution counter and speedometer,

Voltage, oil and temperature gauges,

Fuel gauge and clock.

The 1.6 litre, cast aluminum engine develops 85.5 hp at 5 000 rpm, with a compression ratio of 9,1 : 1

My favorite mechanic is

Michel Gladu of Marieville

(450) 460 4563

Look closely at these two pictures. The first one offers a general look at the car with the hard top in place.

On the second one, you can see the rear of the car with its pointed wings and its soft top.

"Tigresse" at the exit of a covered bridge near the Canadian/American border. Below "Tigresse" aboard a ferry on the Richelieu river.

These photos represent wonderful memories of Fall drive in Québec.

You can also imagine the pleasure of driving this convertible during the Summer season.

This car is rare and it is sometimes very difficult to find the one missing part.

The joy is that much greater when finding the much sought after missing part.