Lot 156 - 1965 Sunbeam Tiger
|Odometer reading||25,140 miles|
|Estimate||£31,000 - £35,000|
|Result||Sold - £36,224|
- Good history
- Comes with its original buff logbook
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 very nice example was fully restored in 1984 and is presented in red with a black interior, a new walnut dashboard and has recently had new black carpets fitted. The present owner has looked after this wonderful and powerful British classic since his acquisition in 2015, making sure the oil was changed regularly and in 2016, he renewed the master and slave cylinders as well as having new shock absorbers fitted at the same time. Its black hood is in good condition and as well as coming with a good history file, this Tiger also comes with the all important buff logbook which most say is a classic’s birth certificate! Wonderful exhaust note from its 4.2 litre V8 must surely evoke memories for some and begin a dream for others. A great British classic with grunt to match!
Previous lotLot 155 - 1973 Lancia Fulvia HF (1.6 litre)
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