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50th Birthday of your Tiger

Post by gvickery » Wed Feb 25, 2015 8:07 pm

To all 'HRO' home market Tigers. Don't forget the first right hand drive Tigers began going down the Jensen production line in January.

Probably the lowest British production Tiger chassis number - B9471830 HRO has a Jensen date of 18th January 1965.
When's the 50th Birthday of your Tiger?

Don't know? Drop the Club an email and we'll tell you!

Or post a birthday photo of your Tiger!!

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Post by Tim » Thu Feb 26, 2015 11:33 pm

Mine's been and gone. I believe that B9472417 HROFE (AKA JLX622D) came off the Jenson production line on the 5th February 1965.

I've treated it to a complete new interior for it's 50th. :-)

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Post by gvickery » Fri Feb 27, 2015 7:25 pm

Chassis numbers beginning with approx B9472800 are coming up for March 50th Birthdays,

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Post by t1germk1 » Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:22 am

Mine will be on the 9th June, just before the National in Harrogate And all being well we will be there to celebrate :D

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B9472972 RROFE

Post by Mal » Wed Mar 11, 2015 7:13 am

B9472972 RROFE Born 12/03/1965

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Tigga has been unwell lately, so in the box, there is something to make Tigga much happier.

Happy birthday Tigga.
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Post by gvickery » Wed Mar 11, 2015 8:22 pm

Happy Birthday tomorrow B9472972 RRO

Successive Club Tigers upcoming birthdays include:

B9472973 HRO 18/3
B9472976 HRO 16/3
B9472978 HRO Today
B9472981 HRO 12/3
B0472984 HRO 12/3

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Post by Brad1380 » Thu Mar 12, 2015 9:40 am

When is B9473339 HRO 50years old?
1966 Sunbeam Tiger Mk1a

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Post by gvickery » Thu Mar 12, 2015 6:40 pm

19th May 1965

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Post by H, Sunny 65 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:00 am

My car B9472976 HRO is on monday.
Do we know why, some later numbered car's, build date's are earlier?

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Post by H, Sunny 65 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 1:30 am

Picture to follow, from our Holl's together.
The car was the "Star"
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Post by H, Sunny 65 » Fri Mar 13, 2015 12:49 pm

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A couple of 50 year old's and a french filly.

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Post by gvickery » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:08 pm

Now that's what you call Tigering. You've been running off piste in Cannes!!

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Post by gvickery » Sun Mar 15, 2015 6:44 pm

Harry. There is no clear information around what determined the sequence order of completion dates seen in the Jensen Ledgers.

There are some guesses. One is that the choice of paint code made a difference. The factory mainly ordered for stock in batches e.g 6 x carnival red & 6 x arctic white and in between there were specific customer orders e.g. someone wanting 'Moonstone' or an uncommon code. Rigging the paint shop at Pressed Steel for the odd 'Moonstone' could have meant that car being held up, while the stock orders went through.

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Post by gvickery » Sat Mar 21, 2015 1:20 pm

Lot of 50 year old birthdays coming up next week.
Pretty much from B9473095 to B9473210.
Is yours among them?

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Post by marinerblueuk » Sun Mar 22, 2015 5:56 pm

B9472978 HRO celebrated its 50th on the 11th March with a cake and 50 candles (well its owner did anyway). Didn't think it would appreciate the champagne but gave it a nice refurbished hard top as a birthday present which was just finished in time!

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