It's the first of its kind.
In a striking convergence of British charm and American muscle, the 1964 Sunbeam Tiger MK I emerges as an exquisite artifact from the swinging sixties, embodying the genius of Carroll Shelby. This particular model isn't just a piece of history; it's the cornerstone of the Sunbeam Tiger lineage, proudly bearing the title of Body #0001 – the very first production model built. Its VIN, B9470047, attests to its authenticity and premier status among the fleet of Sunbeam Tigers that followed.
This automobile is more than a car; it's a testament to the collaborative genius of cross-continental craftsmanship. The Sunbeam Tiger MK I combines the sleek, refined British design with the raw, unbridled power typical of American engineering, thanks to the legendary Carroll Shelby. It's a rarity that has not only survived the test of time but has thrived, emerging as a cherished collector's item.
This Sunbeam Tiger's journey is well-documented and celebrated, with its significance etched in automotive history. It is the featured star on the back cover of "The Book of Norman" and has graced the pages of esteemed publications such as Mustangs & Fords and Tiger Tracks. Not just limited to print, this iconic roadster has also made a notable appearance in Dennis Collins' renowned Coffee Walk series, solidifying its status as a piece of automotive royalty.
The vehicle's allure is further magnified by its meticulous four-year restoration, ensuring that every detail, from the roar of the engine to the gleam of the paintwork, resonates with the original splendor of the 1964 masterpiece. With a Certificate of Authenticity from the Sunbeam Tiger Owners Association and Coventry Transport Museum, this Sunbeam Tiger MK I is not merely a car; it's a narrative of passion, innovation, and timeless appeal. As it prepares to find its new custodian, this iconic roadster stands as a coveted prize, a blend of artistry and power, ready to turn heads and stir souls on the open road once again.
This awesome car is selling at Worldwide Auctioneer’s Scottsdale Sale taking place on January 26th at 1490 East Weber Drive Tempe, Arizona from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. local time.