<B>1966 SUNBEAM TIGER MK1A<br /></B><BR />Chassis no. B382000607LRXFE<BR />Engine no. 5199-F21KA

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Lot 44
1966 SUNBEAM TIGER MK1A

Sold for US$ 110,000 inc. premium
1966 SUNBEAM TIGER MK1A

Chassis no. B382000607LRXFE
Engine no. 5199-F21KA

289ci V8-Engine
Quick Fuel Technology 650CFM
256bhp at 5,172rpm
4-Speed Manual Transmission
Independent Front Suspension – Live Rear Axle
Front Discs - Rear Drum Brakes

*Fantastically restored Tiger
*Long term enthusiast ownership
*Built 289ci engine + numbers matching 260ci engine
*Desirable LAT options
*Certified by the Tiger Authentication Committee



SUNBEAM TIGER

Inspired by Carroll Shelby's success in shoehorning a Ford V8 into the AC Ace to create the Cobra, Rootes asked Shelby to perform the same trick with its Sunbeam Alpine sports car. The project was instigated by the company's West Coast, USA distributor, Rootes American Motors Inc, which was located not far from Shelby American. Ford's 260ci (4.2-liter) 'Windsor' V8 was chosen, and even though this had 'only' 164bhp on tap it was approaching double the output of the contemporary Alpine's 1.6-liter four. The transplant radically transformed the character of the car.

Assembled by Jensen Motors and introduced in 1964, the Tiger kept the Alpine's basic layout but featured a stronger gearbox and rear axle plus rack-and-pinion steering. Vastly superior to its Alpine progenitor in performance terms, the Tiger stormed to 60mph in under ten seconds and peaked at around 120mph. Tigers would go on to enjoy success in both racing and rallying over the years.


THE MOTORCAR OFFERED

Bonhams is delighted to offer this fantastic 1966 Sunbeam Tiger M1KA. The earliest known history of the Tiger begins in 1972 when it was purchased by Steve Renz of Annapolis, MD. At the time of purchase, the Tiger was recorded having covered only 45,120 miles. Mr. Renz was clearly very fond of the Tiger as he would lovingly care for it for the next 32 years. In 2004 the car was sold to Mr. Mark DeVito of Milmont Park, PA, showing 80,395 miles. Just 1 year later Mr. DeVito put the car into storage where it remained until May of 2008 when it awoke to the delight of a mechanical restoration. Over the next 2 years, the Tiger would receive a rebuild of its front and rear suspension, steering rack, and brake systems. All of the lines were replaced, the radiator was recored, and a new power-lock rear end was installed along with a set of traction bars. Although the original numbers matching 260ci engine was running well, in search of more power, the decision was made to replace the original engine with a new 5 bolt 289ci high performance engine. (Please note that the original engine is included with the sale of the car) At the time of the engine swap, the odometer read 81,300 miles. Mr.DeVito would only use the mechanically refurbished car for a little over 1,000 miles before selling it to the current owner/consignor in 2012.

Upon acquisition of the Tiger, the consignor began a comprehensive cosmetic restoration. The entire car was disassembled and taken down to bare metal, including the trunk, interior, and wheel wells, before being primed and receiving a show quality paint job. All chrome and stainless was sent out to be re-plated and polished. With the body complete, the interior was up next, receiving all new custom red leather. To ensure that all mechanics were in good order and ready for spirited cruising, the Tiger was sent to Cobra Automotive, Inc. in Wallingford, CT, where any issues were dealt with - the car left with a clean bill of health. The Tiger is scheduled to receive a fresh service prior to the sale.

This Tiger has been 'TACed' meaning that the Tiger Authentication Committee - a service of the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association - has certified that the body shell is in fact a Tiger body, originally manufactured by the Rootes Group. The car's VIN has been entered into a database that is maintained by the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association. The Tiger also features a number of desirable LAT options (All Tigers arrived in America factory stock - options were available from LAT, or Los Angeles Tiger). The LAT options include #3-Tiger low-rise aluminum manifold, #6-Bolt-on traction masters, #8-Tiger aluminum valve covers, #27-low restriction tri-y cast-iron exhaust headers, and #27-fiberglass hood with air intake and heat exit vents.

This wonderful Sunbeam Tiger MK1A offers the opportunity to own a beautifully restored roadster with the added driving enjoyment of the powerful and legendary Ford 289, while the original numbers matching engine sits safely in your garage.
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