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The Sunbeam Tiger: A Cobra for the Rest of Us


It was almost named the “Thunderbolt” but Ford already had that covered. This is the Sunbeam Tiger: a roaring sports car that has just turned 50. The first Tiger, the Series I, used the Ford 260 with a 2-barrel carburetor and dual exhausts, getting a 164-hp rating. On this episode of Jay Leno’s Garage, Jay and Tiger expert Mike Michels break down the facts about this little roadster with Cobra DNA:

Sources: Hagerty, Jay Leno’s Garage

Image Source: Motor Trend

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