1965 Sunbeam Tiger Mk I

Lucas Scarfone ©2019, courtesy of RM Sotheby’s

This stunningly restored Sunbeam Tiger was built, according to its chassis number, in the early stages of the Mark I’s production. A tedious ground-up restoration was performed on this rust-free car with its original panels.

The new black bucket-seat interior includes a beautiful burled walnut dash with a full set of original gauges and factory wood-rim steering wheel. All chrome has been replated, including the dual racing mirrors, front and rear bumpers complete with bumperettes, gas cap, and the dual exhaust tips. In addition, the previous owner has passed along his impressive collection of ownership history for this Tiger.

Dale Novak

Dale Novak - SCM Contributor

Dale started his love of cars by collecting Hot Wheels as a child. His first car was a dead 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T, acquired for the princely sum of $500. He’s been buying, selling, restoring, collecting and otherwise obsessing over classic cars ever since. Dale serves as the voice of Auctions America as well as Tom Mack and Carlisle Auctions. He also serves as a Contributor and Senior Auction Analyst for SCM and ACC. Dale’s collection includes a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger, a “Mister Norm’s” 1970 Dodge Challenger 440 R/T and an ultra-rare 1940 Plymouth convertible (to name a few). When he’s not immersed in the world of classic cars, Dale applies his talents as a seasoned marketing and advertising consultant.

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