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Hi everyone, I am curious if anyone on here could shed some light on this old photo i am restoring /re framing at the moment.
The badge on the side of the car seems to say alpine? and i am guessing 1950s America?? maybe celebs?

Any help would be welcome thanks.



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Think that says alpina on the side which means it could be a BMW maybe

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Defo not an alpina, the alpina was founded in 1964 this car is older.

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Just googled early sunbeam alpine, I would say that is what it is looking at the google images.

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Just had a thought, the couple could be my mum and dad, they had an alpine. Oh no sorry that was an alpine pop wagon smile

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Originally Posted by Dilly
Just googled early sunbeam alpine, I would say that is what it is looking at the google images.


That is what i was thinking too ... maybe a mk1 Sunbeam alpine ???

there is a much larger version of this pic on my flikr feed with more detail

https://www.flickr.com/photos/25837525@N06/16698106026/

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Originally Posted by fillbo



Yay ! It certainly looks like it - i didnt realise the old Sunbeams were so big ... is the background Washington ?

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Or it could be Florence Italy in the background

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It looks like a view down the Tuscany valley from the Piazzale Michelangelo towards the cathedral, Il Duomo di Firenze. Which is basically what Tonif said - sorry, didnt notice your post till I checked mine.

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Nice one Diggin' its almost from the same angle.

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They look like a pair of film stars. Maybe Rude could ask granddad, he may know.


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I am really impressed that "diggingdeeper" found not only the location but also a picture from almost the exact same place ...

Thanks for help !

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Originally Posted by petzl
I am really impressed that "diggingdeeper" found not only the location but also a picture from almost the exact same place ...

Thanks for help !


Its a disease - I can't resist a challenge, you've no idea how annoyed/frustrated I am that I haven't identified the individuals as yet, both of them are celebrities I recognise. I've checked all the Eva Gardener and Susan Hayward pictures to see if they had a slightly different "look" at some time, both have similarities but this girl has a bit of SE Europe look (imho)

I'm a bit concerned at that Sunbeam being in Italy, it would be a very rare event in the 1950's so the picture may be an overlay.


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