Sunbeam Tiger Targa Florio
The #192 Sunbeam Tiger that ran the 1965 Targa Florio may be one of most famous Sunbeam Tiger on the planet. Immortalized in the Castrol film Mountain Legends, the Rootes competition prepared Tiger finished a respectable 14th in the grueling Sicilian race. Starting with a stock 1964 Alpine, the legendary Carroll Shelby was brought in to modify the Sunbeam by the addition of a Ford 289 Hi-Po V8. The small block Ford was chosen for the modification due to its small profile and the relative ease with which it could be installed into the Alpine chassis. Most of the other modifications—large fuel tank, oil cooler, a few special additions for the navigator—were pretty typical fare for the era. One of the more interesting changes was the addition of rear brake cooling ducts.
Prints—Sunbeam Tiger Targa Florio illustrations are available as fine art pigment prints in:
- 22″ x 16″ size—limited edition unframed, limited edition framed
- 30″ x 20″ size—limited edition unframed
- brushed aluminum prints sized 47″ x 23″ by special order only
- dye-sublimated large-scale backlit or unlit prints sized 80″ x 38″ or 96″ x 47″ by special order only