1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK1

Lot: 546

Sold for (£): Unsold
Offered for sale is a 4.2L 1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK1 manual that has been with the current owner for the last 13 years. Coming with an extensive history file, this lot's condition scores an impressive 99 / 135.

Classic Car Auctions says:

A lovely example of the British Cobra...

  • Originally exported to South Africa in kit form and built out there, returned to the UK 13 years ago
  • Been with the current custodian since import. Lots of work undertaken during that time
  • Fully rebuilt engine, including a Holly carburettor, racing cam and upgraded fuel pump to name a few upgrades
  • Bodywork restored between 2008 and 2009 supported with photographic evidence
  • Recently been treated to a brake overhaul and a replacement exhaust 


Lot Details

Registration: ABW 161C RHD/LHD: Right Hand Drive
Year: 1965 Engine size: 4.2L
Make: Sunbeam Odometer reading (miles): 12600
Model: Tiger MK1 MOT expiry: 2020-06-20
Warranted: No Chassis number: B9480029FEWS04

Vendor Condition Report

Overall: 99 / 135


Bodywork: Glass:
Paint: Chrome:


Overall very nice condition - a few paint bubbles from original respray, and some paint work required to touch up sills, but otherwise looks great


Door-cards: Carpets:
Seating: Headlining:
Dashboard: Boot:


Needs some tidying, but otherwise good condition


Components: Starting:
Appearance: Running:


Restored as detailed above - runs like new, and only around 5-6000 miles since engine rebuild


Gears: Drive-shaft:


No problems

Running Gear

Axles: Chassis:
Suspension: Bearings:
Brakes: Wheels/Tyres:


No issues - recent work on brakes and exhaust


Minor: Major:


All working as it should

Vehicle History


A very rare South African MK1 Tiger

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