The Sunbeam Tiger was the brainchild of Ian Garrad. In the early
1960's Ian convinced Rootes Group, the Manufacturer of the popular
Sunbeam Alpine, to hire Carroll Shelby to transform the Alpine
Roadster from what was considered a touring car into a powerful,
performance driven sports car. Shelby achieved this by removing the
Alpines 1.7 liter 4 cylinder motor and replacing it with a small
block 4.2 liter (260 CID) V8. Production of this low-budget,
high-performance sports car began in England in 1964.
The 1965 Tiger offered here was purchased new by the current
owner's uncle on June 23, 1965 from Higgins Motors in Elkhart,
Indiana. It was owned by the original owner for 50 years and then
passed to the current(2nd) owner. In the early 1970's the factory
260 V8 was removed and bored out in the hopes of making the car
faster. During the process the block was damaged too far and a 289
block was used in its place and all the 260 parts were built into
the block. This is an excellent running and handling car and is
sure to please.
Tiger production ceased in 1967 roughly 7,000 total units built in
its four year run. The power of the Ford V8 coupled with many
performance options offered by Rootes and the direction, design and
influence of Carroll Shelby, makes the Sunbeam Tiger sought today
from all four corners of the globe as one of Hemming's top 10
collectible vehicles. Sunbeam tigers are very unique cars and good
ones are very hard to find, a car of this condition is worthy of
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Leasing Inc. makes every effort to represent each vehicle
accurately and with integrity. We also welcome third party
inspections when necessary. Although we try to do our very best to
be accurate in our description writing we are human and do make
mistakes. Unless otherwise noted, All vehicles are sold AS IS, No
Warranty Expressed or Implied. All sales final. GR Auto Gallery and
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1965 Sunbeam Tiger
Exterior Color:British Racing Green
Stock Number:B4382 L
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