Sunbeam Alpine GT Series 3
Owner: Jay Laifman
Location: Oak Park, CA
Jay has grown up around, inside, and underneath toy race cars, pedal cars, and sports cars that preceded him by decades. He inherited his father, Steve Laifman's, '67 Alpine S 5, which he restored with loving care. An argument at an intersection, with another car, got him T-Boned, and arguing with the insurance company.
After much negotiation, this victim ended up with not enough cash and the remains of the S-5. Having located a rare S-3 GT, he combined the best of both, and now has a beautiful S-3 with a Holbay head and cam 1750 S-5 engine and 5 spd overdrive, headers, a pair of dual side-draft Weber twin chokes.
His sister, Amy, ended up with an S-2 with aluminum hardtop, and his wife Barbara has a "Proper Alpine" 1955 sitting in her garage on 'wheelie-dealies" awaiting his touch.
A True Enthusiast, from the jeans (genes) up, this story will be told at a later time.
Jay and Barbara Laifman
Jay's car is the June, 2000 Car of the Month on Ian Spencer's Sunbeam Alpine Site