Section I: Education

A buyers guide is nothing more than that.. a guide. It is just one of the tools that you should use in determining whether a car is worth purchasing and at what price. This guide is our lighthearted attempt at answering the everlingering question of what is a Sunbeam Tiger worth and how can I find a good one?

Education -- To begin with the most important thing you can do when looking at a car is to educate yourself about the vehicle. This may seem obvious but it is a critical component, especially when dealing with Tigers. Here are a few reading lists for a good 101 course of Sunbeam Tigers:

"Tiger 101" Article
Tom Witt's course "Tiger 101" from his College of Hard Knocks, offers a 3 unit credit Upper Division course in "Beginning Tiger Restoration", and how not to let it overwhelm you. Well, at least how to enjoy it, even if it does. (9->



(NLP) NO LONGER IN PRINT -- (Time to phone a friend)

  • The Book of Norman by Norman Miller (NLP) -- This book is no longer in print and is considered by many to be the Holy Grail of Tiger books. It covers the history, the controversies and the car in great detail. It is a must for anyone considering restoring a Tiger because of Norman's attention to detail in the "Here Comes The Judge" section. Also, it has a complete listing of all Tiger production serial numbers taken from the TIROST Registry.
  • TIGER The Making of A Sports Car by Mike Taylor (NLP)
  • Sunbeam Alpine and Tiger by Graham Robson (NLP)
  • Hillman, Humber, Singer, Sunbeam Alpine 1966-67 Autobook, by Kenneth Ball (NLP)
  • Alpine, The Classic Sunbeam' by Chris McGovern (NLP)
  • Sunbeam Owners Handbook of Maintenance & Repair: Rapier, Alpine, & Tiger (NLP)
  • Handbook for the Rootes 1725: Hillman Minx Series VI 1965-67, Singer Gazelle Series VI 1965-67, Sunbeam Rapier Series V 1965-67, Sunbeam Alpine Series V 1965 onwards, Sunbeam Tiger/Alpine V/8 1965-67 by Piet OlyslayerSunbeam Alpine & Tiger by William Kimberley (NLP)
  • Tiger, an exceptional motorcar by William Carroll (NLP)
  • Works Driver by Michael Frostick (NLP)

(HTF) HARD TO FIND BUT AVAILABLE -- (Fire-up Amazon, Borders & eBay)

  • Tiger, Alpine, Rapier : sporting cars from the Rootes group by Richard M. Langworth
  • Sunbeam Alpine & Tiger, 1959-1967 G.P. by R.M. Clarke
  • Sunbeam Alpine & Tiger: The Complete Story by Graham Robson
  • Works Wonders Rallying and Racing With BMC, Rootes and Chrysler by Marcus Chambers


Section II: Hunting Tigers

  + The Roots of Rootes
  + History of the Tiger
  + Tiger Model Overview
  + Tiger Production
  + People & Pioneers
  + Workshop Manual
  + Factory Race Equipment
  + Literature: Books
  + Articles & Videos
  + Advertising

  + See Rootes Resources

  + History of the Tiger
  + Sunbeam Tiger 2005
  + Early Race History
  + Ken Miles, an appreciation
  + The "Beastie" explained
  + The Playboy Pink Tiger
  + Casting a Light on Lucas
  + LeMans at Goodwood 2002
  + Monterey Historics 2003
  + My Life With Cars

  + See Articles & Humor

  + High Perf. Exhaust
  + Tiger Dash Restoration
  + 350 Lunati Tiger
  + Installing a T5
  + Sound Advice
  + Installing New Carpet
  + The Ackerman Angle
  + "Cool It Buddy"
  + 3 Point Belts
  + Tiger Rotisserie Plans

  + Tiger E-Mail List Archives

  + See Technical Tips

  + Tiger Club Information
  + Events Calendar
  + Service Directory
  + Owner's Gallery
  + Buyer's Guides
  + Contributing Editors
  + Team Tiger Updates
  + Photo Gallery

  + See Online Resources

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This site has been designed to pool the collective resources of the many great regional and national Sunbeam Tiger clubs. Membership to the these clubs is strongly recommended. Use our Clubs and Organizations Directory to find the organization nearest you and get involved.