1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A L.A.X.

1966 Other Makes Sunbeam Tiger MK1A

Make: Other Makes
Model: Sunbeam Tiger
SubModel: MK1A
Type: Convertible
Trim: Mark 1A
Year: 1966
Mileage: 90,017
VIN: B382001472 LRXFE
Color: Arctic White
Transmission: 4-Speed Manual
Drive type: RWD
Interior color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
Item location: San Diego, California, United States
Extras
Hard Top, Leather Seats, Convertible
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Description for Other Makes Sunbeam Tiger 1966

Every once in a great while the opportunity to purchase a small part of history arises. One of these rare chances to be a caretaker of that history is up for auction here today in the form of this storied ’66 Tiger. The family of the late Dick Barker. nbsp;after careful consideration. has decided to sell his “purchased-new” 1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK1A (B382001472 LRXFE). Mr. Barker's renown in the upper tiers of the Tiger community was well earned as proven by his restoration of one of only three Le Mans competition cars "the Mule" ( http://www. fiskens. com/cars-for-sale/Sunbeam-Tiger-Le-Mans-Coupe/10016. htm ) . As one would expect. his own car benefited from the same fastidious nature and passion. This vehicle is in great condition and will only increase in historic and monetary value. not only as a car associated with Dick Barker or "The Mule" but its contribution to the history of the Sunbeam Tiger. This car has all the typical selling points of a solid classic. It runs. handles and looks great. It’s rust free. straight and has no accident damage. It does have the signs of use any well loved car should have. But those things aren't what effects this historic piece’s value. it's value comes from where is has been and where it is going to be next. If you're one of the few who truly appreciate Tigers. then please send a message and arrange to see this amazing vehicle in person you'll not be disappointed and if you have any questions they can be answered for you. Details:Year: 1966 Make: Sunbeam Model: Tiger Sub-model: MK1a Body Type: Convertible w/ Soft-Top and Hard-Top V. I. N: B382001472 LRXFE Condition: Used Engine: 289 C. I. HP. w/F4B Holly 4 barrel Transmission: 4-Speed Manual Interior: Black Vinyl Exterior: Arctic White Additional Equip: Heavily Optioned L. A. T. Tiger - LAT 70 Wheels. special Hood. Wood steering wheel. Traction Bars. /p> High Performance 5 bolt Ford 289 (replaced original 260 by owner)Further details and images are available below and by contacting J. Bittle 619-607-0070 or jbittle@jbaracing. com 0196 - VEHICLE BUILD DETAILSSet out for: B382001472 LRXFELogged as the 1. 86th 1966 model year Tiger. commissioned by Humber Motors Ltd. . this chassis is one of eleven reported by Jensen Motors Ltd. to have rolled from the assembly line on Friday. the 11th of February. 1966. Of that group. only two have eluded detection to remain unclaimed in TIROST records. Seven of the nine identified Rootes relics stake their claim in the States. while a pair of migrating "outlanders" report homesteading down-under. in Australia and way-up-yonder. in Sweden. Interestingly. that Swedish machine was configured to the rare "LROFE" blueprint. No more than sixty of those export left-hand drive cars carrying home market livery have been tallied thus far and a mere twenty three of them are '66 models. The US contingent is found one each in Alabama. Texas. Kansas. Ohio. then three (including our subject vehicle) in California. Two of the "Golden Staters". including the celebrity of the moment. carry STOA "TAC" stickers. Under subcontract to the Rootes Group. Pressed Steel Ltd. utilized the 1. 79th third generation Tiger body for the buildup of B382001472 and then finished it in "Arctic White". the fourth most prolific color applied to Sunbeam Tigers. The "factory" assigned engine came from the largest family of Tiger 260s. pulled from Ford's small block assembly line on the 19th of February. 1965. As of this writing. I have records for roughly 2. 00 engines in that grouping. B382001472 received the 5. 37th C4PZ-6001-CF power plant shipped under Ford's outside customer number SO 2632. Unlike the chassis plate stamping and the information found on the original valve cover appliqué. determining actual engine numbers requires subtracting a thousand and then adding one. to adjust for a numbering system that begins with 1. 00. The original gearbox was the 5. 78th Tiger close ratio top loader committed to the Humber contract. While a bit irksome to the interests of history. the original differential is no longer with this example. A first swap around (not uncommon as owners searched for performance) added a power-lock. A second substitution (far less benign) was forced by employee carelessness at a service facility. The final borrowed unit (believed to be the 6. 95thSalisbury DANA 44 back axle. produced by the Dana Division in June of 1966) completes the drive train components. The primary key – Ignition/Doors - employed RM 814 lock barrels. while the secondary key – Console/Trunk used barrels coded to FS 939. This key combination was used only five times throughout the entire (7. 85) Tiger production and as you might expect. none of the cars built on Friday. the 11th received the same pairing.