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YAK Car Pic of the Day

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This one’s from the They Can’t All Age Gracefully Dept., seen this past February in Buffalo’s Riverside neighborhood. It’s a Sunbeam — either an Alpine or (most likely) a Tiger. In this state they would both pretty much look the same, but the Tiger was equipped with an American Ford 4.7-liter V-8 engine, while the Alpine stayed true to its British roots (or should I say, Rootes, the company which produced the Sunbeam until Chrysler bought the company in 1967) and was powered by a series of four-cylinder engines over the years. This car is from the second generation of cars; the Alpine was sold from 1959-68, while the Tiger was available only from 1964-67, being discontinued after the sale to Chrysler, as the Ford engine was no longer available to them and there wasn’t a suitable Mopar engine to throw in there.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know

jim@artvoice.com


  • Sean Danvers

    With a V-8 that thing probably had a fair amount of git-up-and-go