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Assembled by Jensen in England, over 6,000 of the 260-V8-powered Sunbeam Tiger Mk Is were produced beginning in 1964, with only 533 of the desirable 289-V8-powered Mk II models built in its final year. Cut short by Chrysler’s acquisition of Sunbeam in 1967, the Tiger was an impressive performer in its day, capable of effortless acceleration rivaling much more advanced machines.
The Tiger Mk II offered here comes complete with many LAT, or Los Angeles Tiger, options available through the high-performance Sunbeam dealerships of the era, including rare and authentic “LAT 70” alloy wheels, an Edelbrock intake manifold with a Holley four-barrel carburetor, and traction bars. Believed by the consignor to never have been fully restored, it has nonetheless received fastidious care as needed, including a high-quality repaint, a new reproduction wiring harness, and various interior soft trim to concours standards, easily placing it among the best Sunbeam Tiger Mk IIs in existence.
Ownership history indicates that this car has spent most of its life on the West Coast and has been highly scrutinized for authenticity by the Tiger Authentication Committee (TAC) of the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association.
Well maintained by a knowledgeable owner of two Tiger Mk IIs with only careful use for the last decade, this stunning example is a delight to drive and behold.