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 Post subject: Couple of Tigers
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:08 pm 
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Not only has this guy got a mini moke!
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But also two Tigers!!
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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
PostPosted: Thu Jul 07, 2011 4:01 pm 
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That tiger must have been in there for about 30 years now.

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 4:42 am 
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I know the mini mokes been there at least 15 yrs!

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
PostPosted: Sat Jul 09, 2011 7:41 pm 
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Are either of the tigers the ultra rare v8 versions


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
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ooh I did take a pic of the engine. When he was showing them at a Rally, I think it was straight four, but Ill have a search.

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:06 pm 
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thought all tigers were ford v8s?
Only the humble alpine was a hillman 4 pot 1700?


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:12 pm 
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Ian the photos are of Avenger Tigers, Tarted up avengers using the good name of the Sunbeam Tiger but without the V8 :? :(

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
PostPosted: Sat Jul 23, 2011 6:15 pm 
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Next time I`m through there I`ll ask

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
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Yes I realised later I was talking rubbish, sorry :oops: !
An Avenger V8 would be interesting :shock:


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of Tigers
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my dad had one of these and we went on holiday to newquay, cornawall in 1986 in it.

it was Named to evoke memories of the Sunbeam Tiger, the Avenger Tiger began as a publicity exercise.
Avenger Super 4-door cars were modified by the Chrysler Competitions Centre under Des O' Dell and the Tiger model was launched in March 1972. Modifications included the 1500 GT engine with an improved cylinder head with enlarged valves, twin Dell'Orto carburettors and a compression ratio of 9.4:1. The engine now developed 92.5 bhp (69.0 kW) at 6100 rpm. Suspension is also uprated, whilst brakes, rear axle, and gearbox are from the GT.

A distinctive orange colour scheme, some were also red..........the later ones!
a 0–60 mph time of 8.9 seconds and a top speed of 108 mph... These figures beat the rival Ford Escort Mexico, but fuel consumption was heavy.

All Avenger Tigers were assembled by the Chrysler Competitions Centre and production figures are vague but around 200 of the initial Mark 1 seems likely.

In October 1972, Chrysler unveiled the more "productionised" Mark 2 Tiger. The Avenger GL bodyshell with four round headlights was used. Mechanically identical to the earlier cars, the bonnet bulge was lost although the bonnet turned matt black, and there were changes to wheels and seats.Production was around 400..... red was now availbile if you didnt like the orange/ yellow type colour

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