Lot 189 - 1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk.I
|Odometer reading||17,956 miles|
|Estimate||£40,000 - £50,000|
|Result||Sold - £44,800|
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, it 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.
This handsome Sunbeam Tiger has been restored a number of years ago by Stratton Motor Company who are the Aston Martin Dealers in Norwich. She has been painted in Rolls-Royce royal blue and trimmed in Connolly cream hide, Wilton carpets and a mohair hood. The engine has been rebuilt and has covered circa 1,000 miles since the rebuild. Recently, a new steering rack and pinion has also been fitted. With a V8 mated to a manual gearbox, the performance of this Tiger is impressive to say the least. Supplied with a V5C registration document and a full years MoT test certificate together with a history folder, this iconic 60s sports car represents a great opportunity for the next custodian.
Previous lotLot 188 - 1990 Jaguar XJS Coupé
Interested parties should satisfy themselves as to the description and condition of each lot prior to the sale. Buyers are advised to inspect the car in person or use a professional to carry out this service.