Sunbeam Tiger 1965 V8 260 very rare fully original projectcar
• Year: 1965
Non original 302 ci V-8 that has been modified with programmable Edelbrock electronic fuel injection, Summit competition roller cam and MSD H.E.I. ignition, Hurst competition shifter on Mustang 4 speed transmission, 4 wheel disc brakes, Koni shocks and free flow tubular headers, locked rear axle along with Nitto 450x50 R15 tires mounted on progressive rims that bite to the road. From the research we have done, prior owners statement and the 382000372 VIN number, all indications show this to a 65-66 Tiger 1-A series of 1 of 2706 originally built with 164 hp 260 ci V-8. In its present state this car far exceeds the original version in both power and handling. The body is extremely solid with no rust or collision issues. The wooden dash panel with original padding is in excellent conditions. Seats and door panels are redone in correct style as is folding top. The chrome bumpers and trim appear original. Miles showing are 45,365 and believed correct. A stock 260 ci motor and some original parts can be included if next owner desires. A rare Carroll Shelby creation that is a step up from its hot factory production level. Not for the faint of heart.
• Year: 1967
--Dark Blue with Black interior, Black carpets and Black convertible top, Fully Restored Show Quality, 260 cu.in. OHV Ford V-8 engine, 4-speed gearbox, Rootes Archive Centre Trust Certificate. Introduced in 1959, Sunbeam’s new Alpine with its stylish tailfins put the company on the two-seater sports car map and market. Prior to driving an Aston Martin, James Bond can be seen driving an Alpine Roadster in the first Bond movie Dr. No and his first on screen car chase. Although extremely good looking and certainly as quick as its rivals from MG or Triumph with its four cylinder engine, what the Alpine lacked was a bit more grunt/power. Rootes Competition Manager Norman Garrad was aware of the Ford V-8 engines that Carroll Shelby had fitted to AC sports cars to create the Cobra. Garrad’s son Ian, Rootes’ West Coast sales manager in the U.S, approached Shelby. Shelby oversaw the creation of the prototype “Tiger” taken from the 1925 Sunbeam land speed record car. The prototype Tiger was completed in the spring of 1963 and powered by the 260-cubic inch version of the small block Ford, as used in production Falcons and Fairlanes. Lord Rootes gave his okay, and 3,000 engines were ordered fr
• Year: 1967
• Mileage: 2015 mi
(SOLD) Here is a great opportunity to own an impressive, numbers matching classic sports car. This Sunbeam Tiger is a real, true classic with muscle. This handsomely restored Tiger is fitted with the 260 V8 and four speed transmission. It has undergone a recent restoration by Classic Showcase of Oceanside, CA with all systems gone through, and a full vehicle detail inside and out, as well as the undercarriage. During the restoration all new suspensions components were installed, the brite work was redone as needed, the top bows were restored for the new fitted soft top, the instruments were gone through; new rubber was installed; a new stainless steel exhaust system was installed; the car was wet sanded and buffed after it received new paint to a brilliant finish, new carpets were fitted and installed in the car, and all new upholstered panels were installed in the trunk. It comes complete with the Tiger tool roll, owner’s manual, and Rootes Heritage Certificate of Authenticity. This is a fabulous example to show or drive!
• Year: 1967
• Mileage: 52229 mi
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