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1964-1968 SUNBEAM Tiger 260 specifications

1964-1968 SUNBEAM Tiger 260 specifications Classic and Performance Car

Long before Ken Costello came up with the idea of stuffing an American V8 under the bonnet of a British sports car to produce the MGB GT V8, Rootes came up with the plan of fitting a 4.2-litre Ford V8 in the Sunbeam Alpine, to produce the Tiger. Sales took off in the USA far more than in the UK, where the underdeveloped suspension set-up was far more evident, but before the Tiger got into its stride, the plug was pulled and the car went out of production. Why? Because Chrysler took a controlling stake in Rootes, and its own engine didn’t fit in the Tiger.

Production

  • Production:
    7085
  • Price at launch:
    £1,446
  • Price (excellent)
    £22,500
  • Price (good):
    £18,000
  • Price (average):
    £12,000
  • Price (project):
    £6,000

Performance

  • 0-60mph:
    7.8secs
  • Top speed:
    117.0mph
  • Power:
    164.0bhp
  • Torque:
    258.0lb/ft
  • MPG:
    18.0mpg

Engine

  • Configuration:
    V8
  • Aspiration:
    Normal
  • Fuel:
    Petrol
  • Fuel delivery:
    carburettor

Chassis

  • Suspension Front:
    Independent, coil springs, wishbones, telescopic dampers, anti-roll bar
  • Suspension Rear:
    Live axle, semi-elliptic leaf spring, Panhard rod, telescopic dampers
  • Steering:
    rack and pinion
  • Bodyframe:
    metal monocoque
  • Transmission:
    Four-speed manual

Dimensions

  • Length:
    3962mm
  • Wheelbase:
    2184mm
  • Width:
    1537mm
  • Height:
    1308mm
  • Weight:
    1163kgs

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