If you like the idea of a British roadster with American V8 power, then a Tiger may be the car for you. As Cobras become more unattainable by the day, these Shelby designed Sunbeams still look like a bargain. This particular example is claimed to be part of a large collection that is being liquidated. It is in Maryland and is currently listed for sale here on eBay where bidding is as brisk as the car itself. Thanks goes to Donald C. for the submission.
The Rootes group noticed all the success the sports cars were having in the sixties, so they called in the master. Carroll Shelby and his team worked hard to cram a 260 V8 into the tight engine bay which was designed to house a four cylinder. Some suspensions modification were required to handle the extra weight, but the end result was a fast and practical driver.
The Tiger was introduced in 1964, but in 1966 the Mark II was released which featured Ford’s 289 V8. We were hopeful that this car was one of those rare Mark IIs because of the “289″ printed on the plate under the hood. According to Tigers United, the exterior trim and the VIN place this one as a Mark 1A though. Any Tiger experts here who can shed some light on this? The information could drastically affect our maximum bid amount.
Talking about bidding, there is a lot of it here. It has already been bid up to $21k with 30 bids and six days left. The price is already close to what a running #4 condition car should go for and the seller does not even mention if this one runs, so we cant help but wonder if this Tiger is something even more than meets the eye. Wonder what else is hiding in that warehouse…