METROPOLITAN POLICE TIGER OR VERY NICE STANDARD MK1A
Chassis Number: B382002380 HROFE – JAL 662385– Jensen Build Date 26th August 1966
JUL 390D is one of a small number of late MKIA Sunbeam Tigers acquired by London’s Metropolitan Police in 1966. This one is a particularly nice example. Owned for over 10 years by the previous and late owner, a member of the Club for close on 40 years, who carried out much research into the Metropolitan police Tigers during his ownership. As a result the Tiger was reunited several times with Sergeant Police drivers formerly based at the Hampton police station. A large history file comes with the car.
Fully restored by a previous owner and widely equipped with original police equipment, the Tiger is now offered by the family For
Sale at £65,000 o.n.o.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan Police in the fall of 1966 a police spokesman said at the time “With their high maximum speed the Tigers will play an important role in preventing reckless driving”.
The Tiger went into service at the Hampton (TTU) police station in Middlesex and during its brief service was widely used as a pursuit vehicle on the new London motorways (M4/A4) for catching speeding motorists. It is said the Police sign was on the rear of the car so as to keep up a ‘Q’ car appearance in the rear view mirror of the pursued.
The Tiger is fitted with a 302 cu in engine and comes with a fully restored hard top in matching paint but otherwise to a standard specification. Featured in Practical Classics Spring 2012.
Please contact in the first instance: Sunbeam Tiger Owners Club or Mob. 07720 539167
Photo gallery here: http://sunbeamtiger.co.uk/classi.htm
Post details of Tigers for sale and wanted here. Please include vin /chassis no.
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