For Sale: 1965 Sunbeam Tiger in Kentwood, Michigan

Vehicle Description

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 serious consideration.
Gr Auto Gallery, LLC and our sister company, Wheelz Sales and 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 all its affiliates reserve the right to charge a 3% processing fee on any credit card sales of over $2,500.

Vehicle Details

  • 1965 Sunbeam Tiger
  • Listing ID: CC-1689411
  • Price: $65,900
  • Location:Kentwood, Michigan
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Sunbeam
  • Model:Tiger
  • Exterior Color:British Racing Green
  • Interior Color:Black
  • Transmission:Manual
  • Odometer:39004
  • Stock Number:B4382 J
  • VIN:B9473111
Listed By:
GR Auto Gallery
4722 50th Street SE
Kentwood, MI 49512

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