Could Be Real: 1966 Sunbeam Tiger

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Racer Project Side

Here is an interesting vintage race car project that could be something special, or just a hacked up Alpine. The seller claims that the title and number plate identify this vehicle as a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger. We sure hope its true because real Tigers are much sought after and command high prices. This may be a bargain with a buy it now at $7,000 and the option to make an offer here on eBay.

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Racer Project Corner

The seller claims that this Tiger was raced back in the 70’s in C Production and then in the 80’s in GT2. It was originally built by Jim Meing in San Francisco and has extensive modifications to chassis and body. Not sure how we feel about those fender flares though. It would be interesting to dig up more information about this car’s racing history and previous ownership. If there is some interesting history, the sellers asking price may actually be a bargain.

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Racer Project Rear

The Tiger was basically a Sunbeam Alpine with a 260 cubic inch V8 shoved under the hood. They also add rack and pinion steering and a modified suspension. The chassis and brakes had a hard time keeping up, but people still loved them. This example does not appear to have its original drive train, but it does include a 289 engine and four speed. It looks like many of the parts are there and it would just take some work to get it all put back together. We would want to verify that this is a real Tiger and research its racing history as much as possible before picking this one up.

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Racer Project Dash

This will could be a fun racer for someone. We just hope it gets put back together soon and enjoyed. If we bought it, we would check with our local vintage racing association to see what we would need to do to get this one the track again.

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