1966 Sunbeam Tiger
After selling my other Tiger in 2013 I replaced it with a 1970 GTO 455 Ram Air convertible. Less than a year later this original owner low mileage car came up for sale so the GTO had to go. The car is very original and maintains its factory paint, interior, clutch, exhaust, spark plug wires and virtually everything else. When delivered it had 44,440 miles on the odometer.
Roll bar was fabricated and installed in 1968 by the dealer. Future plans call for its removal.
Leo the Shepherd is not impressed and would like to know why picture taking is invading his frisbee time
The Tiger's past.
The Tiger was used as a daily driver. Luckily it didn't have too many days like this day back in 1970.
That's previous owner Robert Parker standing proud behind his Tiger at a car show in 1999
Robert attending another car show.
$3,300 is what it took for Robert to take ownership of this Tiger on April 10, 1968. Robert's previous Mk II Tiger was purchased in January of 1967 but met an untimely demise when a salesmen from the dealership plowed through 130 feet of guard rail. Luckily nobody was seriously injured and the salesman was then tasked with replacing the MK II which proved difficult in early 1968. The only car he could put his hands on was a leftover Mk 1a.
The only remnants of Robert's short term MkII ownership are the original invoice, jack and tool kit. Looks like Robert made the right choice in trading in his 1966 Ford Mustang
I found Roberts car for sale in Hemmings. In 2014 Robert said goodbye to the car and sent it off to me in California.
A few short days later it was in front of my house.
Finally on the ground again and ready for inspection.
George Boskoff was there to help take inventory.
I took a lot of pictures to keep on file.
Took me about a month to get it cleaned up and it was ready for its first car show. I replaced the tires with bias ply white walls and rebuilt the carb. That was about all it needed. It runs great and sounds even better with the stock exhaust.
This is a modern AGM battery inside a "dummy" Lucas shell. The original vent hose is attached to the caps but is not actually venting anything.
Original tool roll and jack ready for duty.
Exhaust is a little tired but is original and still sounds great.