Thinking of the Past #2

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Project by PaulDoug posted 06-09-2021 04:15 PM 582 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while back I posted a picture of one of my favorite cars, that I had owned… and Alfa Romeo. This is a picture of my favorite of all cars I have owned. Sunbeam Tiger, known as “the poor man’s cobra”. Wish I still had it or one like it. The picture of an actual Tiger, is not the one I had, but what mine looked like, only mine had black interior.

Just a very fun, awesome car,,,, more like a hot rod than a sports car…

Ahhhh, the good old days…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#1 posted 06-09-2021 04:24 PM

Goooood one!!

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#2 posted 06-09-2021 07:50 PM

I have read that Sunbeam bought like 5K engines from Ford, but only built maybe half that many cars. (Don’t quote me on the numbers). Anyway after some years ended up scrapping thousands of Ford V8’s. Pity.

OK I just checked my facts on wikipedia and no mention of scrapped engines.

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#3 posted 06-09-2021 08:55 PM

These first ones came with a 260 the ‘67’s had a 289, some of the last may have had the 302. The little 260 did not lack get up and go…

-- “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk

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#4 posted 06-09-2021 09:58 PM

BIL had a steady progression of British cars between 1964 and quit when he bought a cheby chevelle looked street, but had a 454, Hurst 4 speed, in 1970. Went from zippy little frail beasties to a dedicated ground pounder in sheeps clothes.

His Sunbeam period was a Shelby 302. It would flat get it on a 1/4 mile, but was borderline dangerous on a shallow corner, tight corners it lacked enough brakes to go fast, weird car, but he tripled his money on it, so a good buy. He had all the Tr/whatevers, MG/whatevers/ and a mix of porsches, Fiat and others so a person wouldn’t think he was just a British snob, but he mostly liked Brit cars except Jaguars. He couldn’t understand a car from a wet climate, that wouldn’t run in the rain.

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#5 posted 06-09-2021 10:35 PM

The scrolling is as gorgeous as the car itself Paul, and yes, oh what joy to still be its proud owner.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#6 posted 06-09-2021 11:53 PM

wow just beautiful Paul GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#7 posted 06-10-2021 01:06 PM

That is really cool Paul.

Gotta love your favourite car.

Great Job


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#8 posted 06-15-2021 11:53 PM

Maxwell Smart loved this car. Ah yes the ‘ol light em up in 3 gears trick.

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