Saturday, September 09, 2006

1964 Sunbeam Tiger

This Tiger was lapping Sears Point raceway today at a steady clip in the NASA driving school. It has the beautiful removable hardtop, and looks original except for the Minilite wheels.

The Sunbeam Tiger was based on the 4 cylinder Sunbeam Alpine MkIV, but used a 164hp 260 in³ American Ford V8 engine. The later MkII Tiger used a 200 hp 289 in³ Ford engine. It was manufactured for Rootes by Jensen in England.
Production of the Tiger lasted from 1964 until Chrysler purchased Rootes in June 1967.


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