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Old 11-15-2012, 10:42 AM
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Just joined the site, I have a sunbeam tiger Ive had since 1982, bought from the oringinal owner, who is dead and Im looking for info on decoding my data plates, can you direct me to a source or can you decode them on this site?
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:46 AM
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I chose this site because there is a CAT sticker on the windshield.
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Old 11-15-2012, 10:48 AM
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Post all the info you have and you'll get lots of info in return.
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:10 AM
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Just joined the site, I have a sunbeam tiger Ive had since 1982, bought from the oringinal owner, who is dead and Im looking for info on decoding my data plates, can you direct me to a source or can you decode them on this site?
Welcome: There should be a Serial # and JAL # on the pass firewall cowl. There also should be a TAG # on the right side of the tranny main case (HEHE or HEH-CF with numbers). The hardest # will be the rear stamping under the pinion casting. Lots of carb cleaner and a hard toothbrush should clean it up enough for a read (or not). Post those and you'll get more info than you ever thought you needed . . . . . .
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Old 11-15-2012, 11:21 AM
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http://www.rootes1.com/

http://www.stoa-tigerclub.com/advice/eval.html

It would help to fill out the details in your profile where you are, who you are, and what you'd like to do.

All a CAT sticker on the car means is someone was once a member.

There is no qualification to join other than the fee, pay the fee get a sticker. We have Algers, Alpines, and lovely conversions, Real Tigers highly customized, Real Tigers Really Stock, and Real Tigers mixed and matched yet period correct.



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Old 11-15-2012, 12:43 PM
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This is the tag # under the hood
B9471612 LRX FE
Eng. 24 89
Color 19 T12KA


JAL 561140
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Old 11-15-2012, 01:01 PM
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Your car shows up in the BON but is lacking most of the information
so you should go here http://www.rootes1.com/ and register the car with Norm Miller also you might want to have it TAC'd but we will need to know where you live etc

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Old 11-15-2012, 03:32 PM
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Thanks for all and any help , have e mailed info as suggested.
Have worked on the car for orignal owner since 1967, and then purchased from his widow, I stored the car away since 1982 with 450 thousand miles, it was his dayly driver from new.
He claimed he purchased the car in Germany while he was stationed there in the army.
I just pulled out of storage after all these years and just wanted to get more data, like color, date built and confirm his story if it was shipped to Germany.
My sons put the pressure on me to pull it out and do something with the car.
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Old 11-15-2012, 04:12 PM
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The original colour is on the VIN tag (the one with the B947 number)
As for the car being bought in germany.. there were a few tigers sold to servicemen in the EU and they were later brought back to the states. Some were EU spec cars and some were cars ordered to be used in EU and then exported. Often they carried a chassis prefix or LROFE as opposed to the LRXFE. EU spec cars were also badged as Alpine 260's and are quite rare, they also have an additional spec plate.
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The color code 19 is Moonstone. Interesting since my Tiger was Moonstone
at one point in time then yellow and artic white but recently after a complete
strip and repaint it is BRG. There were several areas on the car that had the original Moonstone color....It is a butt ugly color similiar to concrete so most have been repainted another color...yellow might suggest how ugly it was..lol
We would like to see some pictures !!!! and is it still an ugly shade of gray/white ??
450,000 miles might be some kind of record !!!

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