110 Crystal Drive Kerrville, TX 78028 830-367-3555

1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK 1A

Internet $69,500

Red

Vinyl

Black

RWD

4 Speed

8

B382001806

302 CID V8

68,250

001806

City 0/Hwy 0 Estimated By E.P.A. - Actual Mileage May Vary

Dealership Information

Greg Maxwell Motors

Greg Maxwell

110 Crystal Drive

Kerrville, TX 78028

830-367-3555

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Vehicle History Report


    Held by the second owner from 1974-2018
    Originally equipped with a 260 CI V-8 engine
    Restored in the 1980s
    Currently equipped with a 302 CI small-block V-8 installed in the 1980s
    Aluminum intake and valve covers with hollowed-out Tiger lettering
    AC air cleaner
    4-barrel carburetor
    Headers and dual exhaust
    Trunk-mounted battery
    Original 4-speed manual transmission
    Original rear end
    Finished in Red with Black interior and top
    Blacktop boot
    Wood-rimmed steering wheel and dash
    Smiths instruments
    Slotted alloy wheels with spinners

The 1966 Sunbeam Tiger is a wonderful representation of taking a muscle-car engine and placing it in a sports car, a trend that saw its zenith during the 1960s. The Rootes Group—the British manufacturer of the Sunbeam automotive brand—approached Carroll Shelby about installing a high-performance Ford V-8 into its mild-mannered Sunbeam Alpine as a performance-product feasibility study. Ken Miles, the legendary development driver, and engineer at Shelby American were put in charge of the project. Miles and the crew managed to shoehorn a Ford V-8 into the Alpine. The front-mounted distributor on the Ford engine enabled minimal encroachment into the firewall. The V-8 engine was only marginally heavier than the original cast-iron inline 4-cylinder unit, giving an unexpected side benefit of nearly optimal weight distribution of 51 percent front and 49 percent rear. With three times the displacement and horsepower of the original Alpine, the Tiger proved to be equally adept on both road courses and drag strips. This particular example’s second caretaker—who owned the car from 1972-2018—added some tasteful modifications that further enhanced the performance envelope while still maintaining its original character. The stock Ford 260 has been replaced with a Ford 302 CI V-8 engine that still has the iconic ribbed aluminum Tiger valve covers and AC air cleaner. The car retains its original 4-speed transmission and rear end, but it has been up-fitted with exhaust headers, slotted aluminum wheels with knock-off spinners, dual exhaust, and the relocation of the battery to the trunk area. Presented in a shimmering red exterior with a black interior featuring the classic wood-rimmed steering wheel and wood instrument panel, this Sunbeam Tiger is one of only 7,083 examples built during a three-year production run that ended in 1967.




1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK 1A

68,250 miles, RWD, 8 Cyl 302 CID V8

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Held by the second owner from 1974-2018 Originally equipped with a 260 CI V-8 engine Restored in the 1980s Currently equipped with a 302 CI small-block V-8 installed in the 1980s Aluminum intake and valve covers with hollowed-out Tiger lettering AC air cleaner 4-barrel carburetor Headers and dual exhaust Trunk-mounted battery Original 4-speed manual transmission Original rear end Finished in Red with Black interior and top Blacktop boot Wood-rimmed steering wheel and dash Smiths instruments Slotted alloy wheels with spinners The 1966 Sunbeam Tiger is a wonderful representation of taking a muscle-car engine and placing it in a sports car, a trend that saw its zenith during the 1960s. The Rootes Group—the British manufacturer of the Sunbeam automotive brand—approached Carroll Shelby about installing a high-performance Ford V-8 into its mild-mannered Sunbeam Alpine as a performance-product feasibility study. Ken Miles, the legendary development driver, and engineer at Shelby American were put in charge of the project. Miles and the crew managed to shoehorn a Ford V-8 into the Alpine. The front-mounted distributor on the Ford engine enabled minimal encroachment into the firewall. The V-8 engine was only marginally heavier than the original cast-iron inline 4-cylinder unit, giving an unexpected side benefit of nearly optimal weight distribution of 51 percent front and 49 percent rear. With three times the displacement and horsepower of the original Alpine, the Tiger proved to be equally adept on both road courses and drag strips. This particular example’s second caretaker—who owned the car from 1972-2018—added some tasteful modifications that further enhanced the performance envelope while still maintaining its original character. The stock Ford 260 has been replaced with a Ford 302 CI V-8 engine that still has the iconic ribbed aluminum Tiger valve covers and AC air cleaner. The car retains its original 4-speed transmission and rear end, but it has been up-fitted with exhaust headers, slotted aluminum wheels with knock-off spinners, dual exhaust, and the relocation of the battery to the trunk area. Presented in a shimmering red exterior with a black interior featuring the classic wood-rimmed steering wheel and wood instrument panel, this Sunbeam Tiger is one of only 7,083 examples built during a three-year production run that ended in 1967.

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