The car has a 302 V8 motor, balanced, electronic distributer, 4 barrel Edelbrock carb.
5 Speed manual gearbox. Really nice gear ratios and smooth. ( ex BMW) (approx. 90 km/h in top @ 2000 RPM)
It has 15” Minilites mags. ( Conversion done to allow for longer steering arms – ex MGB- to reduce the ackerman angle problem.)
Double duck tonneau
Softtop. ( Never used)
P700 tripod headlights.
Full black leather interior.
Side impact collision fuel cutout switch
Duel electric cooling fans. ( Imported from Australia)
Stainless steel exhaust system ( 50 mm)
The Tiger has done just over 2400 km since completion.
A Complete record of the rebuild is available.
This car is 1 of 915 RHD cars produced and this is car # 48 of the 73 that were assembled in South Africa.
In concluding we can honestly say that this is one of the finest examples we have seen in recent years, and would make an excellent investment.
The Sunbeam Tiger is a high-performance V8 version of the British Rootes Group‘s Sunbeam Alpine roadster, designed in part by American car designer and racing driver Carroll Shelby and produced from 1964 until 1967. Shelby had carried out a similar V8 conversion on the AC Cobra, and hoped to be offered the contract to produce the Tiger at his facility in America. Rootes decided instead to contract the assembly work to Jensen at West Bromwich in England, and pay Shelby a royalty on every car produced.