1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1

Lot: 521

Sold for (£): 35,520
Offered for sale is a 4.3L 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1 manual. Coming with a partial history file, this lot's condition scores 76 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

The 'British Cobra', a UK/RHD example first registered to Rootes Ltd...


  • This lovely Mk1 Tiger 260 is powered by Ford's 4,261cc (260ci) Windsor unit 
  • Originally registered to Rootes Ltd. on 29/03/1966, we believe as a demonstrator
  • It was subsequently sold to a Mr Willey of Streetly, Sutton Coldfield
  • The subject of a bare-metal repaint in 2014 and beautifully finished in navy blue
  • The original black leather interior would benefit from further detailing 
  • Holley 600 carburettors, Edelbrock inlet manifold, electric fan and stainless steel exhaust system


Lot Details

Registration: FOP 104D RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1966 Engine size: 4.3L
Make: Sunbeam Odometer reading (miles):
Model: Tiger Mk1 MOT expiry:
Warranted: No Chassis number: B9473747

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 76 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


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The interior is wonderfully original retaining its period wood-rim steering wheel.


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Running Gear

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Vehicle History


UK-supplied, right-hand drive 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1, making it a relatively rare car. Interestingly, it was first registered to Rootes Ltd. themselves on 29/03/1966, we believe as a demonstrator. It was subsequently sold later that year to a Mr L. Willey of Streetly, Sutton Coldfield, as documented by the original registration document.

About the Condition Report

A lot's condition report is compiled based on information provided to CCA by the vendor of the lot. CCA has no access to lots prior to a sale but does review its condition on the day of the sale. CCA strongly recommends viewing a lot prior to a sale as it cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided.
Poor Numerous faults / Extensive damage / Many missing parts / Project or donor car
Fair Basic condition / Requires attention mechanically & cosmetically / Some damage / Some missing parts
Good Every-day useable classic car / Driven & enjoyed / Commensurate with age & mileage / Drives and looks as it should / Some vehicle history
Very good Almost pristine / Mechanically & cosmetically sound / Driven only occasionally / Extensive vehicle history
Excellent Pristine / Original / Documented nut & bolt ground-up restoration / Stored professionally / Trailered only / Complete vehicle history