1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE

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Lot 277
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car
Registration no. BJX 220C Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE

£ 26,000 - 32,000
US$ 35,000 - 44,000
Amended
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car
Registration no. BJX 220C
Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
*Road-rally prepared
*Extensively campaigned
*Highly competitive
*Maintained by Sunbeam Supreme
*100% finish record

Footnotes

  • This Sunbeam Tiger was purchased by the current owner to compete in UK and European rallies. A road car when purchased by the previous owner, it was competition prepared and since 2004 has been constantly developed, resulting in a very competitive historic road-rally car built to FIA specification and MSA safety requirements using all the best components for performance and reliability. The car is mechanically sound but cosmetically improveable.
    Initial preparation included a Salisbury limited-slip differential with 3:31 ratio, and a 120-litre aluminium foam-filled fuel tank with electric fuel pump and pressure regulator. Additional basic rally preparation including a roll cage, seats, harnesses, sump guard, fire extinguisher, battery box, heated front windscreen, wiring for trips and timing equipment, and up-rated electrics.
    The Tiger was campaigned in the Classic Marathon and Le Jog in 2004, after which the suspension was rebuilt, strengthened and improved, the ground clearance being increased by 2". The braking system was improved also, being rebuilt and fitted with Mintex high-performance racing brake pads.

    In 2005, the car competed in the Liège-Rome-Liège followed by the France Tour, and in 2006 took part in the Classic Marathon Norway. The 260ci (4.2-litre) Ford V8 engine was then rebuilt by Jeff Bull Race Engines. The engine incorporates SVO aluminium cylinder heads fitted with large Manley valves; competition pushrods; competition (972) valve springs; competition (270) camshaft; high-pressure oil pump; Edelbrock inlet manifold with Holley 390CFM Double Pumper carburettor; and a Mallory high-performance distributor with internal electronic ignition.

    To reduce the risk of overheating, an up-rated, closed cooling system was installed, while a bespoke Hayward & Scot stainless steel re-packable exhaust system was fitted to bring the decibel level down to the MSA-required 94db. Additionally, the electrics were rewired using a heavy-duty loom and extra fuses, relays and full rally switches, with additional internal feeds and lighting by Cattini Motorsports. The car then competed in the 2007 Portugal Classic; 2008 Hero Classic Iceland; 2010 and 2011 Three Castles; 2013 Le Jog; and 2018 Rally of the Tests.

    The current owner has ensured that the car continues to compete successfully and run reliably, the engine and suspension undergoing continued improvement. Maintained by Tiger race specialists Sunbeam Supreme in Leicester, this car has a 100% finish record. It comes with a V5C registration document; expired HTP papers (FIA Class CGTS12 period F: 1961-1965); MSA Historic Rally Vehicle Identification Form; and FIVA papers. A quantity of spares is included in the sale (details available).

Saleroom notices

  • Please note, the Tiger is currently fitted with aluminium heads and electronic ignition both are not compliant with current FIA or Motorsport UK historic regulations. Buyers should satisfy themselves as to the eligibility of this Lot.
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1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
1965 Sunbeam Tiger FIA Appendix K Rally Car  Chassis no. B9473068HR0FE
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