1966 Sunbeam Tiger GT

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Not sure why I’m on a ray of Sunbeam.  But this one is pretty tight.  Check out the rap sheet on the read more link.  The car is in Devon, PA and listed on Hemmings for $24,500.

1966 Sunbeam Tiger GT, This is a show-winning beautiful restoration of a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger GT with a number of mild mods. Car was originally manufactured in England by Rootes Group, then a prototype V8 model was produced by Carroll Shelby in 1963, and the rest as they say is history.
Car was completely restored in the early 80’s with a number of mild customizations. Car is very straight and rust free – hasn’t seen any rain (or snow) in 30 years!: Has less than 6,000 miles since restoration
1. All body seams filled in and smoothed over, hood / doors converted from square to round corner style.
2. Customized front valance scoop
3. Entire car painted in Imron Metallic Blue with white stripes, then clear-coated with Imron
4. All chrome replaced
5. Fully functional LH gas cap added – both tanks can be now refilled from either side
6. 14X6 Front and 14X7 Rear Panasport rims – BF Goodrich radial tires
7. Rear wheel arches radius about 2″ to clear larger wheels & tires – original lip cut and rewelded to give same appearance as original just bigger)
8. Genuine Lucas driving headlights and Lucas halogen headlights
9. Rear amber turn signal lenses
10. WIPAC back up lights
1. 5-bolt 289 block, bored and stroked to 306 CID
2. Ford high-rise Cobra-style intake manifold with Holley 4 barrel carb
3. Performance Isky cam; forged pistons and Hipo 289 valves
4. Very rare TIGER cast aluminum air cleaner
5. Large capacity radiator
6. 9-quart cast aluminum oil pan
7. Wide-ratio Ford Top Loader 4-speed transmission
8. Hurst Competition-Plus shifter, with canted short-throw lever.
9. Dual exhaust, with free-flowing mufflers relocated to under trunk
1. New wood dash, with operation / lockable glove box door (keyed alike to Cubby, doors, trunk)
2. Professionally restored telescoping original wood steering wheel
3. Leather seats in original pattern; all new GT door panels
4. Plush carpet, Tiger floor mats, pleated vinyl rear deck padding
5. Foot well cowl vents (same as later model Alpines and Tigers)
6. Chromed handbrake lever
7. Fully operational period correct Lucas clock (well, it’s functional now that all the guts have been replaced with modern, accurate quartz mechanism)
8. AM/FM/Cassette with kick panel speakers (and antenna cleverly wired to rear electrically isolated rear bumper
1. Limited slip 2.88:1 “truetrac” torque-sensing Salisbury (Dana 44) differential
2. Koni shocks, front and rear
3. Completely rebuilt Girling power front disc brakes and rear drum brakes
4. Rebuilt rack and pinion steering
5. Welded in Traction-Master anti-tramp bars
6. Upgraded to 1” large diameter front sway bar
7. ½” sway bar added to live rear axle
8. Panhard rod chassis mount relocated more parallel with ground to free up tyical binding on full suspension travel
1. Car completely rewired with all wires removed from engine compartment to “clean things up”
2. Full complement of fuses located under dash in new fuse block (instead of the usual two located in engine compartment)
3. Ford Alternator
4. Battery relocated to behind passenger seat – allows for flat trunk floor (and more storage where battery used to be installed)
5. Flash-to-pass headlight option’ headlight dimmer incorporated into turn signal lever
6. Factory door hinge actuated courtesy and floor lighting

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