Sunbeam Tiger Prints

A collaboration between Carroll Shelby and the Rootes Group, the Sunbeam Tiger epitomizes the notion of a “big engine in a small car”. Based on the moderately successful Sunbeam Alpine, the Tiger featured either a Ford 260ci V8 (MKI)or 289ci V8 MKII) shoe horned into the narrow engine bay. To say that there was no wasted space under the bonnet of a Tiger would be understatement in the extreme. The heavier and longer V8 power plant required a bit of set back to achieve a reasonable fore-to-aft weight distribution as well as an upgrade to the rear end but, other than those modifications, the Sunbeam was largely the same as its predecessor in both fit and finish.

Almost the entire production run of Tigers (1964-1967) was shipped to the American market where it remains a popular restoration (and hot rodding) selection. Back in the day, Los Angeles Tigers (LAT) offered numerous performance upgrades for the Tigers including a number of alloy dress-up parts as well as pure performance options including competition headers and traction bars as well as induction kits. Bottom line, if your Tiger’s initial horsepower wasn’t enough to suit an owner’s taste, improving it to exhilarating heights was only a checkbook away.

The Sports Car Art Sunbeam Tiger limited edition fine art prints are offered in both ST (sports touring) and GT (hardtop) versions for the MKI, MKIA, and MKII versions with numerous factory and period options available including several styles of wheels, quite a few of the popular LAT options as well as several styles of outside mirrors. Tiger prints are available in all factory exterior and interior color trim combinations.

The Tiger MKI sports touring (ST) version comes well-equipped with a 260ci Ford engine, 4-speed top loader gearbox, factory steel wheels, factory exhaust, convertible top and Lucas style exterior mirror. The GT version is standard with a hardtop (in your choice color). The Tiger MKII illustration is equipped identical to the MKI except for a 289ci Ford engine and hardtop.

Illustrations are printed on acid-free, museum quality, paper using pigmented inks and include a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.