Key facts

1959 Sunbeam Alpine information summary

What body style?
convertible/cabriolet with 2+2 seats
How long?
3943 mm
How heavy?
966 kg
What size engine?
1.5 litre, 1494 cm3
How many cylinders?
4, Straight
How much power?
79 PS / 78 bhp / 58 kW @ 5300 rpm
How much torque?
122 Nm / 90 / 12.4 kgm @ 3400 rpm


Manufacturer data not found

1959 Sunbeam Alpine technical specifications


This vehicle has a 2 door convertible/cabriolet body style with a front located engine powering the rear wheels.
The 4 cylinder, overhead valve naturally aspirated engine has 2 valves per cylinder and a capacity of 1.5 litres. This unit produces power and torque figures of 78 bhp (79 PS/58 kW) at 5300 rpm and 122 Nm (90 lbft/12.4 kgm) at 3400 rpm respectively.
A 4 speed manual gearbox supplies the power to the driven wheels.
Quoted kerb weight is 966 kg.
1959 Sunbeam Alpine data
1959 Sunbeam Alpine data
Body type2+2 seater convertible/cabriolet
Number of doors2
dimensions & weights
Wheelbase 2184 86
Track/tread (front) 1295 51
Track/tread (rear) 1232 48.5
Length 3943 155.2
Width 1537 60.5
Height 1308 51.5
Ground clearance 130 5.1
length:wheelbase ratio 1.81
Kerb weight 966 kg 2130 lb
Weight distribution
fuel tank capacity 40.9 litres 9 UK Gal 10.8 US Gal
Drag coefficient
Frontal area
engine type naturally aspirated petrol
Engine manufacturer Hillman
Engine code
Cylinders Straight 4
Capacity 1.5 litre
1494 cc
(91.169 cu in)
Bore × Stroke 79 × 76.2 mm
3.11 × 3 in
Bore/stroke ratio 1.04
overhead valve (OHV)
2 valves per cylinder
8 valves in total
maximum power output
79 PS (78 bhp) (58 kW)
at 5300 rpm
Specific output
52.2 bhp/litre
0.86 bhp/cu in
maximum torque
122 Nm (90 ft·lb) (12.4 kgm)
at 3400 rpm
Specific torque
81.66 Nm/litre
0.99 ft·lb/cu3
Engine construction
compression ratio 9.2:1
Fuel system 2 Ze carbs
bmep (brake mean effective pressure) 1026.2 kPa (148.8 psi)
Maximum RPM
crankshaft bearings
Engine coolant Water
Unitary capacity 373.5 cc
Aspiration Normal
Compressor N/A
Intercooler None
Catalytic converter N
Acceleration 0-80km/h (50mph)
Acceleration 0-60mph
Acceleration 0-100km/h
Acceleration 0-160km/h (100mph)
Standing quarter-mile
Standing kilometre
Maximum speed
Power-to-weight ratio 81.87 PS/g
60.21 kW/g
80.75 bhp/ton
0.04 bhp/lb
Weight-to-power ratio 16.61 kg/kW
27.74 lb/bhp
fuel consumption
Fuel consumption
universal consumption (calculated from the above)
litres per 100km
km per litre
Carbon dioxide emissions
Carfolio Calculated CO2 ?
VED band (UK)
CO2 Effizienz (DE)
Engine position front
Engine layout longitudinal
Drive wheels rear wheel drive  
Torque split N/A
turns lock-to-lock 3.000
Turning circle 10.40 m
Front suspension I.CS.
Rear suspension LA.SE.
Wheel size front
Wheel size rear
Tyres front
Tyres rear
Brakes F/R Di/Dr
Front brake diameter
Rear brake diameter
Gearbox 4 speed manual
Top gear ratio 1
Final drive ratio 3.89
general ID44374
Production total
Model code
Model family
RAC rating 15.5
Insurance classification No information available
Tax band No information available
1959 Sunbeam Alpine added before December 1995.
Last modified 2013-02-28.

View in any of these languages:


Using this content requires that you credit as the source.
Please use the following link and anchor text:
1959 Sunbeam Alpine

World Car Specifications