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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.

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.

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: 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.

Sunbeam project cars

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 ...

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Sunbeam Readers' Rides

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 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!

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 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

Jul 16, 2009 by Series6
1967 Sunbeam Mini Alpine

Johnny Lighting painted to look like my driver.

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
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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 zimme008
1967 Sunbeam Tiger

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

Jun 06, 2011 by flawebmaster
1965 Sunbeam Tiger

Under restoration.

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 ...

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 ...

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

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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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