1964 - 1968
speed manual RWD
kgs / 2,640 lbs
The Sunbeam Tiger which was introduced in 1964 was a development
of the Sunbeam Alpine. The car was conceived out of a desire
to produce something which could rival the AC Cobra.
Inside the British-made chassis was a 4.2 litre Ford V8 and
a Borg-Warner 4-speed gearbox. All-in-all it was a good combination
which proved to be competitive in a variety of races.
In 1967 the Sunbeam Tiger's engine was upgraded to a 4.7 litre
unit which produced 200 horsepower - further improving the car's
Sadly however, due to the fact Chrysler had recently taken a
financial stake in Sunbeam's parent company, Rootes, the Tiger
was discontinued later in the year because Chrysler didn't want
to be selling a car powered by one of their competitors engines.
It's a shame they didn't bother trying to integrate one of their
own powerplants into the Tiger.