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MadRiver
02-06-2007, 02:21 PM
Greetings Sunbeam people:

Well, I took the plunge and just bought a 1965 Tiger. I'll be picking up the car in a few days. Welcome me to the club! Woohoo!

tdskip
02-07-2007, 12:52 AM
Good going Bill!

Any pictures for us? What sort of shape is she in?

aeronca65t
02-07-2007, 05:06 AM
Most excellent!
Looking forward to hearing about it and seeing pictures.
Congrats!

drooartz
02-07-2007, 08:22 AM
Congrats. I've got a real soft spot for Tigers. Combines 2 of my favorite types of cars -- LBC and Mustang.

Is this the one you were looking at on eBay?

thegoodbeamer
02-07-2007, 08:41 AM
Welcome to the wonderful world of Sunbeams.Is it the one you were looking at on Ebay?
I think you will want to drive it just about all the time.It will be nice to have one that is ready to eat up the road.It is also inducive to speeding tickets so ease up the foot for the first while.
ENJOY

MadRiver
02-07-2007, 04:02 PM
Thanks for the kind words, everyone. It is indeed the car I was looking at on eBay. I can't wait to take delivery in a couple of weeks. Wish me luck!

GB1
02-07-2007, 04:26 PM
Bill

Best of luck, I am envious having always wanted one.

Da da daaa


Patrick

thegoodbeamer
02-08-2007, 08:43 AM
Patrick
When you have driven it for a few hundred miles give us your views.

jfslenes
04-05-2007, 10:32 AM
You'll soon discover there is no substitute for cubic inches! The Tiger at a track day is just about as much fun one can have with cloths on. Enjoy!

MadRiver
04-05-2007, 01:12 PM
Howdy all. Well, I've driven the Tiger exactly three times. The first time was after delivery -- I took it around the block a few times, and was quite literally shocked by its power. The car has a LAT-1 package, and it just plain blew me away. The most outrageous machine I've ever driven.

The second time was out to dinner with my girlfriend on Tuesday night. We took the car into downtown Bethesda, and with its all-but-freeflow exhaust, we made a lot of noise, and attracted a lot of attention, including one pedestrian who shouted "oh my G*d, a Tiger!" My girlfriend fell in love the with the car, and proclaimed it her favorite old car in my small collection.

The third time was today -- taking the beast to work. I'm discovering a few kinks (the left rear tire rubs on the wheel arch on big bumps), but otherwise the car continues to produce not only smiles, but maniacal laughter. Best part of the drive was setting off a car alarm on a parked car as I roared past. Mwahahahahahahahaaha!