If in the previous episode of its show Jay Leno was driving a 2013 SRT Viper GTS, in this latest episode Leno went a little bit more retro; he is reviewing a 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mark 1A - a model believed to be one of the most excellent sports cars of its era.

Next to Leno you will see Mike Michaels, former editor of the California Association of Tiger Owners newsletter and of course the owner of the car.

The 1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mark 1A is called by many people the "Cobra Junior" and is one part British roadster, one part American. The 1966 Tiger is powered by a Ford sourced 4.3 liter V8 engine with an output of 164 HP (200 HP for Mark 2). The model was built between 1964 and 1967 and a total of 7,085 units were built.


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  (600) posted on 07.26.2012

Old-fashioned or not, it’s still as good as new. They preserved it well.

  (314) posted on 07.26.2012

It’s good to add to a car collection. Right?

  (453) posted on 07.24.2012

If this is just as good as the 1955 Porsche Sportster, I will include this on my long list collection.

  (399) posted on 07.24.2012

I don’t see it that very vintage. Maybe old-fashioned, but I’m glad it was still on a good condition. Proper tuning and modern enhancement might have this Sunbeam alive once again.

  (517) posted on 07.20.2012

If you love to collect vintage cars, this Sunbeam needs to be placed on one of your lists.

  (831) posted on 07.19.2012

Whoa, is it an old car that released before?

  (600) posted on 07.18.2012

They should provide longer exposure of this Sunbeam tiger. I’m not fond of its texture and enjoyed watching it also.

  (596) posted on 07.17.2012

Wow, are they going to resurrect it?

  (553) posted on 07.16.2012

I think I want it to be more retro-look with the zooming performance.

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