1966 Sunbeam Tiger Roadster
The Sunbeam Motor Car Company was established in 1905. In 1935, was taken the Rootes Group. In 1938, the name was added to their Talbot range calling them Sunbeam-Talbots. In 1954 they dropped the word Talbot, leaving just Sunbeam. The Rootes Group was taken over by the Chrysler Corporation in 1967. The Sunbeam name used until 1981.
The Sunbeam Tiger was a muscle car version of the British Rootes Group's Sunbeam Alpine roadster. Carroll Shelby produced the prototype, with an engine he was very familiar with; the 260cu in Ford V8 They were built from 1964-67 and only 7085 were made. From 1959-64 the Alpine had quite pointed rear fins, but from the Series IV on the fins were reduced and the grille changed. There was a Mk I and Mk II Tiger which married up to the Series IV and Series V Alpine