Top-dog Tiger: ’65 Sunbeam Tiger
We have been fortunate to feature a few Tigers here on Mint and each one seems to be potentially better than its predecessor. You remember the Tiger story don’t you? It isn’t that complicated. Rootes, Sunbeam’s parent, wanted a halo-car and took a page out of the Shelby Cobra handbook. They hired some of he same people to develop a Ford V-8 powered Alpine and it came together rather quickly. Rootes got snapped up by Chrysler so the whole Ford thing was obviously a non-starter. Chrysler’s small blocks had the distributor in absolutely the wrong place so they couldn’t do an easy swap. That was the end of the Tiger. Finding an unmolested, unrestored Tiger isn’t easy. In fact, there is a registry of Tiger serial numbers so clones aren’t passed as the real deal. But although this one doesn’t state it is certified, we think that is an easy fix. It looks great in the few Craigslist pictures posted. The hardtop is painted black and that was a common color combination. You get a vibe from some pictures and though the copy is spare, you know this is a good one. Trust and verify. The seller is asking top-money at $49,750 so it should be near perfect. Click here to contact the seller.