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Sunbeam Tiger I


Produced: 1964-1966, 6495 produced.
Types: Sports,2 doors,2 seats
Sunbeam Tiger Coupe prototype (1963)

Sunbeam launched its new, exciting, hybrid sports model the Tiger in 1964. This "wolf in sheep's clothing" model blended the Alpine bodyshell with an American Ford V8 engine normally found in the AC Cobra! The Ford 260 cubic inch (4260cc) V8 provided 164bhp and could propel the Tiger to 120mph, with 0-60 arriving in around 9 seconds.

Rack and pinion steering ensured precise handling, an all-synchromesh four speed gearbox was standard which could be coupled to an optional limited slip differential. Despite the large capacity of the V8 engine the Tiger managed to return a respectable 20mpg thanks to its light open body.


4260ccV8 OHVFord 260


Top Speed0-60SQMMPGEngine PwrComment
116 mph9.4 s0 mpg141 bhp 4400




WheelbaseFront TrackRear TrackLengthWidthWeight (CWT)Turning Circle
7' 2"4' 3"4' 3"12' 11"5' 0" 0 (0)0' 0"

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