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This Sunbeam Tiger was offered for sale at BZ Motors, linked at right. These have small block Ford V8s, either 260 or 289 cu. in., created with help from Carroll Shelby for the British Rootes Group Apline roadster. The Ford V8 was lighter (440 lbs) than the Chevy small block and kept roughly the same front-to-back weight ratio as the small four cylinder it replaced, at about 52% front/48% rear. Very similar to the Shelby Cobra and could be made to be very quick. Put together in the Jensen factory, it’s production run was from 1964-67 when Chrysler bought Rootes.