1965 Sunbeam Tiger V8 26070.000-90.000 EUR - Estimate
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Chassis n ° B9470947LRXFE
- High quality restoration
- More than 60,000 € of invoices
- Extremely rare, with very high performance

Reference Number 629678

as of 10/15/2020

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Car 1965 Sunbeam Tiger V8 260
VIN B9470947LRXFE 
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Known History

Rolling out of the factory on October 24, 1964 in a left-hand drive version intended for the American market, this Sunbeam Tiger was imported into Europe and underwent a comprehensive restoration by BRT Development in 2019. The engine has been completely redone, including the resurfacing of the cylinder heads, repair of all peripherals, adjustments, and tuning. On this occasion, various upgrades were made, such as a Holley 650 four-barrel carburetor, Comp Cams camshaft and timing belt, and an aluminum radiator. The transmission (gearbox, clutch, rear axle) has benefitted from similar care (with the addition of a Hurst gear lever), as well as the brakes and the running gear, all comprehensively restored. The exhaust system received tubular silencers.

The body was completely stripped, which made it possible to redo the parts affected by corrosion, such as the sills and the lower part of the fenders. It was then adjusted and repainted in a metallic grey shade that blends beautifully with the Minilite-type magnesium rims. The interior has also benefited from attentive care, with refurbishment of the upholstery and on-board instruments. The fabric top has been redone and the tires are almost new. The invoices corresponding to all this work total almost € 60,000. They are, of course, available for consultation, as are the images of the restoration.

Not all that well known, the Sunbeam Tiger has the advantage of an elegant design, combined with a powerful engine. Carroll Shelby applied the same recipe as with the AC Cobra, with the help of his friend Ken Miles, by placing in the Sunbeam Alpine a Ford 260 ci (4.2-liter) V8. The takeover of Rootes (which owned Sunbeam) by Chrysler, sounded the death knell for the model, which is thus very rare. This example, in superb condition, is a must for any true connoisseur.