$58,800 USD | Sold
| Amelia Island, Florida
- 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
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.