1966 Sunbeam Tiger Roadster 302 CI small block V-8


Description


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
Black top boot
Wood-rimmed steering wheel and dash
Smiths instruments
Slotted alloy wheels with spinners
Currently equipped with a 302 CI small block V-8
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.
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Roadster 302 CI small block V-8
$ 17,200.00
Used
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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
Black top boot
Wood-rimmed steering wheel and dash
Smiths instruments
Slotted alloy wheels with spinners
Currently equipped with a 302 CI small block V-8
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.

Additional information

Make: Sunbeam
Model: Tiger
Type: Roadster
Year: 1966
Doors: 2
Mileage: 31538
Transmission: Manual
Interior Color: Black
Exterior Color: Red
Vehicle Identification Number: B382001806
United States, New Mexico, Las Vegas
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