1966 SUNBEAM TIGER ..... Mk1a.......VIN B382001298LRXFE ...... JAL 661298
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3 owner, all original including paint, never any rust, never any body damage, both original wheels and Panasports, hard top, refreshed: engine, transmission, rear end, fuel system and brake system. New top. New tires, with the origin tires and spare, has both original Lucas working headlamps now top that! Full stainless original design exhaust system, purchased from Rick @ Sunbeam Specialities California. Run and drives as new. No...ISSUES. No...STORIES. No....EXCUES. No DISAPPOINTMENTS!
See...1st. Photo.. She is a cover girl for Long Motor co. Current parts catalog issue. Photos by Jeff Nichols. Long Motor co.
Being an automotive enthusiast I've been fortunate to own many fascinating automobiles. As a former employee of the Ford Motor Company the Tiger's V-8 power plant naturally drew my interest. I am the third owner of this 1966 Tiger, I've owned it now for four years. I learned about this particular Tiger in some of my dealings with a fellow collector in Denver Colorado. It had low miles when I found it, and needed very little attention. It had the original 260 cu. engine as well as the original two barrel carburetor, both I rebuilt after the purchase. On the inside I replaced the carpeting did some minor repair work to the upholstery, and put a fresh windshield in.
Exterior Color: Original Black code 1
Interior Color: Black
Body Style: Roadster
Drive Type: 4 Speed Manual
Horsepower: 260 bhp FORD V8
Original Manufactures List price: $2399.00
Rootes American Motors Inc. saw the potential for using the Cobra engine in the small Sunbeam: Ford''s 4.3-litre (260 cu in) Windsor unit. Rootes commissioned a prototype from Carroll Shelby, the man behind the Cobra project - transforming the car into the wildly popular, versatile Sunbeam Tiger.
The Sunbeam Tiger was conceived on the West Coast of the USA and inspired by the success of the AC Cobra. The spotlight is increasingly on the Sunbeam Tiger, which offers a comparable character and level of performance for a fraction of the outlay for the pricey AC Cobra.
This "POOR MAN''s COBRA" model blended the Alpine body shell with an American Ford V8 engine normally found in the AC Cobra. The Ford 260 cubic inch (4260cc) V8 provides 260bhp and can propel the Tiger to 140mph.
Accelerating from 0-60 in about 7 seconds, Tigers have enjoyed success in both racing and rallying over the years. Rack and pinion steering ensures precise handling. An all-synchromesh four speed gearbox is standard, which can be coupled to an optional limited slip differential. Despite the large capacity of the V8 engine, the Tiger manages to return a respectable 20mpg thanks to its light open body.
About 7,000 Tigers were manufactured from 1965 to 1967.