Lot 231 - 1965 Sunbeam Tiger
|Odometer reading||947 miles|
|Estimate||£24,000 - £30,000|
|Result||Sold - £23,520|
Inspired by the AC Cobra that was effectively the British AC Ace sports car powered by the large American Ford 4.2 litre V8; the Sunbeam Tiger first saw the light of day in 1964. Based upon the Rootes Group, Sunbeam Alpine, the Tiger - with the Ford power plant slotted into the engine bay - became what is surely one of motoring's true 'wolf in sheep's clothing'. Precise handling was retained by keeping the Alpine's rack and pinion steering with stunning performance due not only to the muscle V8 but also due to the lightweight Alpine shell.
Manufactured in 1965 this Sunbeam Tiger has been restored to a good standard. The V8 engine runs very well with good oil pressure and the automatic gearbox operated smoothly and efficiently on our test drive. Sitting proudly on Wolfrace wheels and fitted with side exhaust pipes, this Tiger certainly catches the eye. Like any Tiger, the V8 sound track is amazing and the torque on this car certainly makes it an interesting drive. Originally registered overseas and repatriated in 2014, this lefthand drive Sunbeam is registered on UK plates and is supplied with a V5 registration document. Why not enjoy the rest of the summer in one of Sunbeam's finest.
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