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The Sunbeam Tiger was introduced at the 1964 New York Auto Show and soon entered production. Carroll Shelby was involved in the design of the Sunbeam Tiger and the body of the two-seater sports car was slick and refined. Fitted with the same engine unit as the AC Cobra, the Sunbeam Tiger offered great performance. A second generation of Sunbeam was introduced in 1967 with a Ford 289-cid V8 engine rated at 200-hp. 0-to-60 mph time dropped from 9.5 seconds to 7.5 seconds and the top speed was increased by 5 mph. Although the model was quite popular in the United States, it was discontinued in 1967, following the acquisition by Chrysler. Chrysler had bought into the Rootes group in 1964 and didn’t want to sell a car with a Ford engine. After unsuccessfully trying to replace the Ford engine with a Chrysler unit, the model was dropped.
Looking to purchase a classic Sunbeam?
The 1967 Sunbeam Tiger second generation is a rare classic, highly sought after by collectors. If you’re looking for a special example, The Beverly Hills Car Club is a great resource. Not only do they have a large and constantly growing inventory of classic cars for sale, but also they’re in contact with sellers worldwide. The team is known for their excellent service and they’ll go the extra mile to make your experience enjoyable. One recommendation the team will give you when it comes to buying a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger is to carry out a complete pre-purchase inspection and carefully check for rust spots on the body panels. Rust damage can be very costly to repair and even if a car has been previously restored, a touch up might be needed.
Call The Beverly Hills Car Club team today to ask for their help in your project of buying a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger. The friendly staff will help you with your research and guide you through the process by sharing useful tips and advice on how to make a good transaction. Connect with the team today to get started!
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