Classic Cars / Sunbeam / Car for sale
EXTRAS INCLUDE: HARDTOP, FACT. 260 c.i., RESTORED HOOD
Sale price: $59,995.00 make an offer
Seller's notes: "Beautifully restored & desirable MKI Tiger with a number of improvements including a 289 c.i V8, 4-Speed top-loader, Minilight style wheels and much more. Includes restored factory stock (restored) hood, original bare 260 c.i. motor, original wheels (and another period set), factory original hard top and miscellaneous spares. Extensive receipts document thousands of dollars invested in the quality restoration. An absolutely lovely example of an appreciating collectible."
Sale type: Fixed price listing
Technical specifications, photos and description:
- 289 c.i.
- 2 DOOR
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EXTRAS INCLUDE: HARDTOP, FACT. 260 c.i., RESTORED HOOD for saleCurrent customer rating: (321 votes) based on
1965 Sunbeam MK I Tiger
Extensive Documentation / Maintenance & Restoration History
Beautifully Restored with Original Black Factory Hardtop
Panasport Wheels. 289 c. i. . (260c. i. included) 4-Speed & More!!
NOTE: Our listings are rather lengthy. They not only describe this particular car but also some history of the make/model. considerations in buying a classic car and facts about our firm. However. we continually hear from out of state / out of country buyers (many of our clients) that they prefer the level of detail that we provide. However. if you are not prepared to read the full listing. please read the OVERVIEW below along with viewing the PHOTOGRAPHS at the bottom. Please contact us at 925-846-1451 if you have an interest in purchasing the car prior to the end of the auction.
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This car is offered at a realistic price and. unlike bidding on cars in an auction environment. you will have the benefit of extensive information and history on the car prior to making a buying decision. Equally as important is the fact that Classic Cars Ltd. has been in business for over 20+ years and enjoys an excellent national / international relationship with nearly 800 positive eBay feedback responses.
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Paul R. Wankle. Pres.
Classic Cars Ltd.
OVERVIEW - THIS PARTICULAR SUNBEAM TIGER
This nicely restored 1965 Sunbeam Tiger is very well sorted both mechanically and cosmetically. It is truly ready to show. cruise. autocross and enjoy as an appreciated asset. It comes accompanied by many extras and repair / maintenance documentation including a "Contract of Sale".
Major features are as follows:
- Documentation including contract of sale to US Navy officer
- 289 cu. in. Ford V8 plus original 260 cu. In. engine
- 4 speed transmission
- Factory hardtop. unrestored but very nice
- Nice convertible top and tonneau cover
- Older but very nice proper complete red paint
- Beautifully restored black interior
- Restored wood dash and dash pad
- Factory wood-rimmed steering wheel
- Removable roll bar (fits in sockets aft of seats)
- Louvered hood (on car) plus original hood properly (painted & ready to mount) - Restored at time of restoration (refer to photos)
- Panasport period correct wheels & excellent high quality Toyo tires
- Two extra sets of wheels. four original and four aluminum turbine style
- Engine compartment. underside. door jamb. suspension removed high quality re-paint in factory correct color
- Car cover
- Extensive maintenance/restoration documentation
DETAILS-THIS PARTICULAR SUNBEAM TIGER
What makes this Sunbeam Tiger unique? Well. let's start with the actual "Contract of Sale" from Navy Auto Sales-Pacific (shown on our listing and copy available to prospective buyers) outlining the order of the Sunbeam Tiger. The Tiger was ordered by Terry V. Gustavson. an officer in the U. S. Navy serving on the Destroyer U. S. S. Brister. Lt. Gustavson placed the order for his red Tiger with the only options for color(s) being a red exterior with a black interior. The Contract of Sale includes the Lieutenant's identifying information (Service number. passport number and birth date). At the time of the order (May 31. 1965) Lt. Gustavson was 27 years of age.
The agreement further shows an anticipated delivery date of July 15-August 1 and delivery to his U. S. address. The contract is signed by Terry and acknowledged by an unidentifiable signature by a representative of Navy Auto Sales.
The total stated cost of the vehicle is:
Factory price with U. S. specifications: $2. 80. 00
Documentation & pre-delivery service: $35. 00
Whitewall tires (5): $18. 00
Ammeter: $9. 00
Total: $3. 42. 00
Less Deposit: -$437. 00
Balance Due: $2. 05. 00
This Sunbeam Tiger Mk. I. was the subject of an extensive. documented restoration. Currently powered by a 289 c. i Ford engine and 4-speed top loader. the car was originally fitted with a 4. 3 liter 260 c. i. Ford V8 engine that accompanies the Tiger. The new owner will also receive the well preserved. unrestored original black hardtop and the 260 c. i. engine.
The restoration work represented a complete effort which including but not limited to: paint. interior. trim. carpet and upholstery. convertible top. and wheels (period style Panasports wrapped in excellent Toyo Premium Touring rubber). Virtually all of the mechanical components were also completely restored. The information that we received indicated that the Tiger has low mileage since the restoration was completed.
The body is very straight with very good hood. trunk and door fit. The factory correct bright red paint is of very high quality showing only minimal flaws that are noticed only upon a close critical inspection. Most of the chrome was replaced and remains in excellent condition. Many of the lenses appear to be new. having been replaced as part of the restoration. The black vinyl soft top is excellent with no fogging to the rear window. The hardtop is damage free with the exception of a ½ golf ball size dent on the driver's side top. The paint is older and the headliner appears to be all original.
Front and side glass is excellent and the windows operate smoothly. Window felts / rubber and weather-strips were restored and remain in excellent condition.
The interior has been tastefully trimmed in high quality black material with quality replacement black carpets. This example retains a factory wood rimmed steering wheel that is showing signs of deterioration and could stand to be restored. It had been covered with a leather wrap but removal of the cover revealed the aging wheel. However. the wheel structure itself is solid and the car has a functional horn ring.
Most of the factory gauges are in place. supplemented by a few period replacement units. Specifically. the speedometer. tachometer. oil pressure and water temperature are factory Jaeger. The fuel gauge and Amp gauge are Lucas and SW respectively. The wood dash has been professionally refinished / restored as has the wiring. All electrical functions are operational including the wipers and lighting.
The engine bay was restored while the motor was out such that the inner fender wells and firewall are beautifully painted to match the body color. Evidence of much recent work is visible under the hood. including new wiring. heater controls. an improved cooling system. hoses. and other items.
The underside is representative of a proper restoration job. with many components retaining the color of the car. not being covered up with undercoat or painted black. Parts of the frame have been strengthened. The trunk has been repainted to match the body and contains an aftermarket fuel cell installed by the previous owner for improved safety (the original "saddle tanks" were very dangerous. especially in side impact accidents). The trunk is extremely tidy.
The car drives very well and is tight and solid. The engine starts immediately. sounds great. and pulls strong. The brakes are effective and the transmission precise.
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