Mention the Sunbeam car brand in North America and instantly the next comment will include something about their Tiger model. Lesser known is the Alpine, otherwise known as "Tiger's little brother". With Tigers commanding large moola these days for even the scrappiest of specimens, lesser demand Alpines can offer tons of fun for smaller wallets. Find this modified 1963 Sunbeam Alpine listed for sale in Sacramento, CA, but located in Oregon, for $5,000 via craigslist.
The interior looks nice and was mostly likely redone over the years. Some deep cleaning and polishing would go miles towards making it presentable. The tonneau cover is a nice addition to have. A driver quality car seems to be lurking under all that dirt and dust.
The body looks straight and the seller claims minimal rust. California black plates hint at the cars environment history. If you have the wherewithal to bring this car back to road worthiness it could be a nice winter project. If a rotary engine isn't your cup of tea, I'm sure a small block Ford somewhere out there would be quite happy finding a new home potentially creating the ultimate sleeper.
When not receiving complaints of "distracted by cars...again" from his wife, Glenn can be found in the kitchen whipping up exotic cuisine and nourishing nosh.