View Full Version : Going to see a Tiger

10-31-2002, 06:49 PM
I've posted for help a couple times over in Lotus as Elans caught my fancy. Well as you show an interest in things and talk, opportunities come your way. I was mentioning an Elan and a fellow told me his mother in law has a Tiger in storage that hasn't moved for 20 years. I'm going to take a look. I am completely new to this world of classic cars/restoration. I know the questions I ask show some ignorance, but I've got to start somewhere.

What I have just said about the car is all I currently know. I would like to make some big assumptions. Assume the car was in great shape and properly drained of fluids 20 years ago. What is it likely to need now, and how much expense would be likely. I assume tires, rubber, gaskets, top all need replacing, maybe some, or all wiring. What is a reasonable dollar figure to expect to get a car like this in good drivable condition again ? Attractive, but not show winning condition.

Thanks for any help


11-01-2002, 10:10 AM
Every tiger is worth something and this could be one of those great finds that we read about.If there is no rust ,buy it as it wiill only appreciate in value.Some really great tigers are in the 250000 US range. And then there is the ordinary ones at much more decent prices. I would contact Rick McLeod of Sunbeam specialties of Los Gatos California. HIS PHONE # IS 408 371-1642. Maybe if you can get a couple of pictures to show him but hold off telling anyone interested in tigers the whereabout.
Good luck

11-01-2002, 12:30 PM
<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><hr>Originally posted by thegoodbeamer:
Some really great tigers are in the 250000 US range.<hr></blockquote>

Mine's pretty nice, and I love it -- but I'd sell it for 250000 US. images/icons/wink.gif images/icons/wink.gif images/icons/wink.gif

Yeah, I know, I know...

11-02-2002, 11:21 AM
WOW!!! What an extra 0 can do. I did mean $25000.00.
I need space and I would let my Tiger go for $18,500 Canadian. graemlins/nopity.gif could I bear to part with it is the question.