I'm not the first to notice visual discrepancies in period print ads from the
Rootes Group, including
these for the
With the introduction of the Series III Alpine,
had to rework their glass-fiber
top molds to accommodate
new windshield, quarter window and door designs. To be honest,
designations are rather confusing.
It's important to understand we're really talking
about a type of top. Even though there was never an official "A" or
"B" reference, the "C" moniker entered the published arena during
Series II Alpine production, followed by the subject of this
feature. Once the "D" type top made the scene, no further
design changes occurred.
The contemporary images depict two of the final iteration: a Series IV "D"
type Sunbeam Alpine &
a 1965 model year MK I "D" type Sunbeam Tiger.
Check Back Often For The Changing "Picture Show".