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Me & My Car: ’67 Sunbeam Tiger in Danville one of just 534 ever built


A 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff Howe of Danville,...

A 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff Howe of Danville, on Friday, May 31, 2024. (David Krumboltz for Bay Area News Group)

  • The interior of a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff...

    The interior of a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff Howe of Danville, on Friday, May 31, 2024. (David Krumboltz for Bay Area News Group)

  • The interior of a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff...

    The interior of a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff Howe of Danville, on Friday, May 31, 2024. (David Krumboltz for Bay Area News Group)

  • The engine of a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff...

    The engine of a 1967 Sunbeam Tiger, owned by Jeff Howe of Danville, on Friday, May 31, 2024. (David Krumboltz for Bay Area News Group)

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    “A couple of days later,” Howe said, “I went back to look at it to see how bad it is. The problem was I didn’t look at all the pictures, just the first 10 or 15.”

    He got a hold of the seller, but the car had been sold. He asked the seller to contact him if he found a similar vehicle. About 18 months later, the new buyer wanted to sell it, and finally Howe bought the car with 33,000 miles on it for $135,000. It was pretty much in the perfect condition then that it’s in today.

    One of just 534 built, this Tiger was the top of Sunbeam’s line with almost all possible options, including a Ford 289 V8 engine, the same engine the Shelby Cobra used. Howe has owned this car for about two years and drives it approximately 1,000 miles a year.

    He says he loves this car, has no desire to sell it and even turned down a recent offer of $150,000 for it.

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