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1966 Sunbeam Tiger


One of 2,706 Mk1A’s built.  Current owner last 31 years.  Car is a ’66 Model Year titled in Maryland as a ‘67 Rootes due to late number production (last Mk-1A was -2706) and original delivery on March 13, 1967 by Lane Chrysler Imports, New Orleans, LA.

Fresh restoration completed in September 2017 by Gassman Automotive; painted by Devil’s Bowl Autobody. Originally British Racing Green, now gunmetal gray with black interior.  Approximately 250 break-in miles on date code correct 289/271 5-bolt rebuilt engine (.040” over), approximate 10.25:1 compression.  Original transmission (Ford toploader 4-speed (HEH-E close ratio) and Dana 44 rear end with 3.73:1 limited slip.  New Fluidyne aluminum radiator and header tank, Melling high-volume oil pump, Ford windage tray. Ford dual-point distributor, MSD coil. Panasport ‘FS’ wheels (6×14 front/7×14 rear), Goodyear Eagle Gatorback tires (215/60VR-14 front; 235/60VR-14 rear). Adjustable Koni shocks front and rear. New Hays hi-performance clutch, hydraulic clutch cylinder.;  Custom 2-1/2” aluminized exhaust with interchangeable street (Flowmaster mufflers) and track (straight) side-exit tubes, crossover pipes. Modest performance upgrades: aluminum radiator and fill tank, alternator, Edelbrock Torker II aluminum intake, competition valve job , screw-in rocker studs, 750cfm 4-barrel Holley carburetor, Ford Motorsports hydraulic cam, Competition Cams hi-performance valve springs, exhaust headers, custom adjustable traction bars. Original parts included. New windshield, window and door moldings. New walnut dashboard, original gauges including clock (all working).  New upholstery, carpeting, door cards, headliner and sun visors.  Factory hardtop painted to match. A new soft top and tonneau cover has also been installed on the car.

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