1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1A
Sold For $58,800Inclusive of applicable buyer's fee.
- One of the most famous performance cars of its era
- A beautifully restored and well-accessorized example
- Original chassis number and engine number tags
- Removable factory hardtop
Please note that the hardtop and tonneau cover will be forwarded to the successful bidder following the sale.
Oft forgotten is Carroll Shelby's other pioneer "hybrid," the Tiger, which he created at the behest of British automaker Sunbeam. At the time, Sunbeam was building a gorgeous slab-sided roadster, the Alpine, which offered more comfort than other British sports cars of its era and a high measure of style. Shelby fixed that under-powered Sunbeam with a small-block Ford V-8 and a four-speed transmission, rack-and-pinion steering, and stiffened springs. The results were figures that no sporting driver could ever possibly complain about: 0-60 mph in 7.8 seconds and a top speed of 124 mph.
The Sunbeam Tiger offered here is said to have the original 260-cu. in. engine, connected to a four-speed manual transmission. The car has the removable factory hardtop, folding convertible top, tonneau cover and boot for the convertible top, and appears elegantly in fresh black paint with a complementary and lush tan interior that is equipped with a radio and seatbelts. Factory options include the Super Induction kit, an engine dress-up kit that features many aluminum parts, a Holley four-barrel carburetor, six-blade water pump fan, high-performance camshaft, Tiger valve cover kit, bolt-on Traction Master, ashtray, cigarette lighter, and polished factory aluminum wheels. The car also has its original chassis and engine number tags.
This is a wonderful example of Carroll Shelby's Tiger, ideal to both show and enjoy on the road.