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Not your typical English roadster..

In 1964 Sunbeam Tiger (the name used in honour of Sir Henry Segrave’s Land Speed record Sunbeam) made its début at the New York Auto Show in April. 1965 The Tiger went on sale in the UK, with right-hand drive.


This stunning red Tiger is pin straight and the gaps spot on!  She presents even better in real life. The bucket seats give you full control of the driving experience, the manual floor shift is the last bit of assurance that you need knowing that this stunning piece of automotive history will fulfill your every childhood dream.


With names like Racecar driver Jack Brabham and Carrol Shelby involved with the Tiger, investment is so easy to see, but don’t be captivated by the investment alone, this stunning sports car is way more than you average race horse.


When Motoring journalists first tested the Tiger in 1965 the motoring landscape was largely taken up by cars that struggled to exceed 80mph, with acceleration to match.

So it was no surprise that the test team were rather taken by this V8-powered sports car that – care of double the Alpine’s power and triple its torque – could manage 115mph along with 0-60mph in a then excellent 9.4 seconds, with a fabulous soundtrack to match.

When Sporting Motorist tried out the Tiger, they found it very easy to drive: “For lazy motoring in light traffic conditions, it is easy to start in bottom gear and go straight to top at around 20mph. Full use of the ratios gives a useful 50mph in bottom gear, 70 in second and nearly 100mph in third, so clearly the box is designed to make use of the car’s potential: period road tests had Tiger pouncing to 60mph in under ten seconds and is also exceptionally silent when doing so.


Lord Rootes himself approved production of the Tiger after a convincing test drive. The company farmed out the stamping and painting of bodies to Pressed Steel, which sent the shells to Jensen Motors for assembly with imported Ford V-8 powertrains purchased through Ford’s Industrial Division. Shelby was initially hopeful that he would get the contract to build the cars but was instead paid a royalty on each Tiger built.

1967 Sunbeam Tiger V8

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