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Shop Work: The Fabulous 50

We Poll Our Readers for Their Picks of the 50 Best Sports Cars of All Time.

Features: American Transplants: V8-Swapped Tiger and MX-5

V8-Powered Roadsters: Two Eras, One Showdown

News and Notes: Amtrak Auto Train

Ride the rails with your classic.

Features: Modern Ideas

28 ways to bring your favorite classic into the 21st century.

Buyer's Guides: How To Sell A Classic Car: 5 Steps for a Perfect Listing

There's more to selling a classic car than just listing it for sale. Here're our top-five steps.

Features: Bond, On A Budget

Bond Car "Goldenbuys." You don't have to be Goldfinger to afford one!

Restoration & Renovation: 9 Common Restoration Mistakes

Avoid These 9 Common Pitfalls to Nail Your Next Project

Features: 5 Unique Ford-Powered Cars

We visit classic car dealer Craig Brody to sample 5 unique Ford-Powered sports specials.

Features: Back In Action, Sunbeam Alpine Goes From Junkyard To Track

Left for Dead in a Junkyard, This Sebring Alpine Rootes Racer Is Back on Track.

Features: How To Sell A Car: 5 Steps to a Seamless Transaction

Selling a car can be frustrating. Here's how to do it right.

Buyer's Guides: How To Sell A Classic Car: Making The Sale

Ready to sell? A proper game plan can help you fetch top dollar.

Features: Rally-Ho: The Perfect Vintage Rally Car at Any Budget

No matter where you decide to travel, the right motorized companion can make the trip better.

Buyer's Guides: Comparing Sunbeam Tigers: Mk I vs. Mk II

Which Breed of This Fringe-Favorite Cobra Alternative Should You Pounce On?

Buyer's Guides: Oddballs! Step Away From Normalcy With One of These Cars

With an oddball, you’ll never pass yourself on the open road, and at car shows you are less likely to be pinned down by some self-professed expert. Instead, you get to take center stage, often with an inexpensive purchase.

Tires & Wheels: Your Tests: Vredestein Sprint Classic Tires on a Sunbeam Tiger

One of our readers gives his initial update on his first impressions with the Vredestein Sprint Classic tires on a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger.

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1965 Tiger

While on a business trip to Charlotte, North Carolina, we found a 1965 Tiger in a barn with a straight, rust-free body and a blown motor. It was last driven ...

Sunbeam Forum Topics

FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
Tiger Wanted
NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues
Sunbeam Alpine -- mechanical tach drive
Wanted - Ford 289 Five Bolt Bellhousing
Learn Me: Sunbeam Tigers
Don't miss the latest Tiger update-
FS: Ultrashield race suit SFI 3-2a/5 XXXL
Learn me composite leaf springs
Nismo Racing seat
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ Briggs World Formula
Surf's Up, Dudes
Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals
2 full face helmet Sa2005 $15 M2000 $20
Sunbeam Tigers...
FS: Honda/Acura parts, Rad house, Misc kart parts
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ BSP Clone
Which British Car is better
Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart
FS: Birel AR4 Kart W/ Clone $450
'65 Sunbeam Alpine for almost Challenge Price
tach,kartstand,seats,wheel,racingstickers,&helmet
Just found via BAT, a 1950 Sunbeam Talbot 90 MK1 DHC
Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer
A step in the right direction?
Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover
fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares
Quick IRS audit question
2008 Biesse Kart $1200
Targa Newfoundland
Seriously hardcore classic car fan sitings
Cheap seat sliders
FS:Mychron 3 W/Accessories & Alfano Tach
FS: MISC karts parts feel free to make offers
Future car culture?
Cheapest form of Racing! Race kart Biesse W/ Clone
FS/FT: 2013 KIA Forte SX
Finding the right wheel fitment
FS:Complete HF Clone Engine & Vega Helmet
Happy Holidays Free stuff
FS: 3 coyote karts 5 Briggs engines
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, and Bodywork
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, engines, helmet and Bodywork
Birel R32 Race kart, Parts, ect...
All Models All Makes Car Show!
FS: One man Kartlift stand
FS: 2005 Margay 1.4 race kart
FS:Margay, Birel, Clone, and L0206 karts
Sunbeam Tiger Purchase
FS: Mychron 4 Tach
FS:Vertical Upright Kart Stand
FS: Goodyear Ultra Grip WINTER/SNOW Tires
Q-ship build. 2000 Volvo S70 T5M
Tiger brakes
FS:GENUINE BRAND NEW Carpet Floor Mats
FS: Kart Parts/Engines: Kt100 WKA Sr. Pipe with Starter, KPV complete,
FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!
Sunbeam Club came to our autocross, not many shenanigans occured. But they were fun to watch.
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
Kart Garage clean up
FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork
Selling my Sunbeam Tiger and Alpine project cars on eBay

Sunbeam Readers' Rides

Jul 16, 2009 by DFuzz
Sunbeam Imp

This is my 1965 Sunbeam Imp MKI. It is virtually rust-free and only needs a few cosmetic details addressed. It has an 875cc all-aluminum rear engine that has been modified ...

Oct 02, 2011 by stu67tiger
Sunbeam Tiger

It's a Mk 1A built in the fall of '66, registered as a '67. I've had it since '77, when I finished off the previous owner's restoration efforts. It's mostly ...

Sep 17, 2010 by DFuzz
1965 Sunbeam Imp MK1

1965 Sunbeam Imp MK1. 875cc all-aluminum engine with a Weber 28/36 carb, sport head and cam. The car is very solid and will be enjoy while it is finished.

Aug 03, 2009 by raymead
Sunbeam Alpine

1953 Sunbeam Alpine.... same car that Grace Kelly drove in the movie "To Catch a Thief", except that mine has a Toyota 22R engine and 5 speed transmission in it!

Jun 06, 2011 by Sownman
Sunbeam Alpine 260 (Tiger Mk1)

My Tiger was made LH drive for sale in Europe and as such carries a rather rare VIN. It is an LROFE car probably first sold in Germany as an ...

Dec 10, 2009 by Series6
Sunbeam 1967 Alpine Series V

Ford 2.8 liter V6, T5 Trans from Mustang GT, Dana 44 W/locking diff. Second car in the works.

Aug 02, 2009 by Series6
1966 Sunbeam Alpine

Project-Will end up with Ford 2.8 V6 w/200-230 hp, BW T5 Trans, Ford 8.8 rear axle w/lsd,3.7 and discs, front brakes are Wilwood 11" 4 piston, rear suspension to be ...

Jul 16, 2009 by Series6
1967 Sunbeam Mini Alpine

Johnny Lighting painted to look like my driver.

Jul 06, 2011 by Lionel
1967 Sunbeam Tiger MK-ll

TIGER MK-ll, Original 289 V-8 has never been out of the car, owned since 1973, & last repainted in 1978. The STREET-ROD is a 1940 Ford Coupe.

Sep 20, 2010 by Joel
1965 Sunbeam Alpine

302 ford ,T5 5speed coil over front 4link coil over rear using a 8.8 ford axle ,11" discs all around, midget rack modified tiger x member

Mar 09, 2011 by gswaybright
1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Tiger Mk I, completely restored by renowned performance Tiger experts at Dale's Restorations, to upgraded specifications as follows: - 306ci V8 (302 w/ 0.030" OB) - World Products Windsor Jr. ...

Jul 16, 2009 by tigerv8
1965 Sunbeam Tiger

I'm the third owner. 68,000 miles, totally stock.

Apr 13, 2011 by Joel
1965 Sunbeam Alpine

306 CI ford alloy heads,crane cam 650cfm Demon carb, etc. 5 Speed 5 Link coil over rear, coil over front Modified Tiger Xmember Midget rack Carbon fiber dash, weight 2200 ...

Jun 06, 2011 by 66tiger
1966 Sunbeam mk-1a Tiger

This is a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger MK-1a. The car is entirely original save for the substitution of a 289 hi-po for the original 260v8. I recently completed the New England ...

Jun 03, 2010 by robertach
1953 Sunbeam Talbot Alpine

MK II, Antique white with Beige interior and purchased in Marina Del Rey, California in 1995. Body and paint as purchased, engine and differential rebuilt. Can be driven anywhere and ...

Jun 03, 2010 by robertach
1953 Sunbeam Talbot Saloon MK IIA

This car was purchased from the original owner in 1996 in Allentown, PA. who bought it at the Rootes dealer on Long Island, NY and it was displayed beside the ...

Jun 03, 2010 by robertach
1954 Sunbeam Talbot Drophead Coupe

I bought this car in 1962 in Montreal for $400 and it was my daily driver for about 5 years, putting it in storage every winter. It was repainted in ...

Sep 03, 2009 by Tiger_DFT
1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1A

Great fun, it now has a warm 302, I use it mainly for weekends and the odd hillclimb closed circuit type events.

Nov 10, 2009 by 63Alpine
1963 Sunbeam Alpine

Series II, Ford 2.8 V6, Ford 8 inch rear end, Ford C4 automatic transmission (T5 coming soon), 7/8 Front Sway Bar

Oct 28, 2009 by MASMITH
1965 Sunbeam Tiger MKI

Our current Tiger is a RHD MK1, stock except for wheels and shocks.

Dec 09, 2009 by RonDavis
1954 Sunbeam Alpine

Roadster

Feb 18, 2010 by Tigerdad
1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Original 260ci small block. LAT wheels. Purchased from 2nd owner in Seattle in '95. Paint is 27 years young. A crazy ride.

Jan 31, 2017 by wetpossum
1960 Sunbeam Alpine

Series 1

Feb 09, 2010 by skp279
1959 Sunbeam Tiger

My boys

Feb 21, 2010 by bob_stoffregen
1964 Sunbeam Alpine

..

Sep 16, 2010 by 62redalpine
1962 Sunbeam Alpine

Daily driver

Jun 06, 2011 by aqualla
1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Our little pride and joy.

Jun 06, 2011 by palmjeld
1966 Sunbeam Tiger

Purchased in 2008 - Restored over 2 yrs and back on the road in 2010 A great ride!

Jun 06, 2011 by palmjeld
1966 Sunbeam Tiger

1966 Sunbeam Tiger after 2 and a half year restoration. I bought the car as a rolling chassis and many boxes of parts. After more than 20 years it is ...

Jun 06, 2011 by flyingtigerbear
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1a

1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk 1a Second owner 60,000 original miles Stock 260/Toploader LAT options

Jun 06, 2011 by zimme008
1967 Sunbeam Tiger

Restored in 2006. Ford 260 V8 with Holley 4bbl and Edelbrock F4B hi-rise manifold .

Apr 17, 2011 by TomK
1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Long term project. Will have a 2.8 l V6 Ford under the hood and a 5 speed transmission.

Jul 06, 2011 by Tiger2Jim
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II

Only 534 Mk II Tigers were produced, and I'm lucky to have this one. It is a survivor and unrestored. Has the original 289 V8 and is stock with the ...

May 12, 2011 by ziebellski
1967 Sunbeam Alpine Series V

Although driving my car to work on Friday of that week was not in the cards (as your magazine suggests) due to rain, I WAS able to drive it on ...

Jun 06, 2011 by flawebmaster
1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Under restoration.

Jun 06, 2011 by bill4156
1966 Sunbeam Tiger

Mediterranean Blue Owned since 1978 Cobra prepped 289 with 12 to 1 compression

Oct 02, 2011 by 66SunbeamTiger
1966 Sunbeam Tiger

Ongoing project. Getting to where I want it. Just pulled the original 260 and installed a roller 347 with AFR heads and many other power improvements. Got 416 HP with ...

Jun 09, 2011 by jfslenes
1967 Sunbeam Tiger

SCCA GT2 Race prepped

Oct 02, 2011 by dpuzey
1965 Sunbeam Tiger mk 1

I bought this 1965 Sunbeam Tiger as a dismantled project in 2005, on the road in 2010 and took it to Classic Le Mans to celebrate! It is a UK ...

Oct 02, 2011 by Tiger2
1967 Sunbeam Tiger Mk II

Originally sold in Edmonton, AB Engine & drivetrain heavily modified - Mexican 302 block, AFR heads, Comp roller cam and stainless rockers, Edelbrock Airgap & Holley 650 HP - dyno'd ...

Sep 02, 2011 by crbernardino
1966 Sunbeam Tiger

MK1A with Ford 289 V8

Sep 03, 2011 by MarkP
1964 Sunbeam Alpine V8

I own a 64 Sunbeam Alpine V8 w/ Auto Trans, AC and Factory Hard Top.

Feb 12, 2012 by eagleman
1966 Sunbeam Tiger

I bought brand new on Dec. 28, 1965

Apr 14, 2012 by rmummery
1967 Sunbeam Tiger

newest toy

Nov 12, 2013 by mgmike69
1965 Sunbeam Tiger MK1

Nice original car with factory hardtop.Has hipo 289 out of early mustang.Not original but nice performance.LAT wheels.Have owned for 25 Years.

Apr 08, 2014 by impster
1967 Sunbeam Imp

A work in progress.

Jun 06, 2015 by Timberrick
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

Currently under restoration after 26 years of being disassembled! On a rotiss.

Jun 23, 2017 by caseyjones
1967 Sunbeam Alpine

Bought it from the estate of one of the local autocross originals in Huntsville, AL. There was a Tiger in the garage next to it. Came with an engine rebuilt ...

Sunbeam Ran When Parked

Found a Sunbeam in Ashville, AL on June 19, 2008

1966 Sunbeam Tiger with $21,000. in storage fees due to unpaid bill, not for sale yet, ran great when parked,

Found a Sunbeam in Morgantown, PA on Oct. 1, 2008

Sunbeam Talbot. Found behind an antique shop in Morgantown, PA.

Found a Sunbeam in Bonneauville, PA on March 10, 2009

Companion to the Ogle posted earlier.

Found a Sunbeam in Jamestown, TN on May 18, 2009

Check out this old Sunbeam at a yard in TN.

Found a Sunbeam in Media, PA on Dec. 31, 2009

Two Sunbeam Alpines. Spotted in southeastern , PA

Found a Sunbeam in Decatur, TX on April 9, 2010

This Sunbeam Tiger was spotted overlooking a grape field at a winery outside Decatur TX by the members of the Red River Triumph Club dueing their tour of Brushy Creek Winery.

Found a Sunbeam in West Hanover, PA on May 28, 2010

On hwy 443 between West Hanover and Fort Indiantown Gap, PA. A rather complete early Sunbeam Alpine.

Found a Sunbeam in Land O'Lakes, FL on July 7, 2011

Sunbeam. It was after dark so photo is blurry using low light setting. No engine and interior was gutted. Pretty rusty but it still had new paint. Why?

Found a Sunbeam in Joliet, IL on Nov. 30, 2011

I found these two Sunbeams rusting away at a storage facility near Joliet, IL. They are out there winter and summer, rain or snow. Looks like they could use a little help before the …

Found a Sunbeam in San Mateo, CA on Jan. 1, 2013

Restorable Tiger resting quietly near downtown San Mateo, CA with an orange 70’s Corvette. Could get contact info if someone is interested.

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