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rlance
Roger Lance

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New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: rlance
Date: January 26, 2009 10:01AM

All


I would like you to post information on your sight asking the following question: "How much would Tiger and Alpine enthusiasts pay for a totally new Tiger or Alpine?" Totally original dimensions with improvement on deficiencies, either purchased as a kit (body shell only) or complete vehicle (choice of 260, 289, 302 w/a 4 or 5 speed).



I am trying to gauge the market potential before I make an investment in the venture.



Thank you.



R Lance


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Willis, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: rficalora
Date: January 26, 2009 05:18PM

Devil's in the detail on a question like that... I'd think something along the lines of a kit using modernized chassis along the lines of the Factory Five & similar Cobra kits would command similar prices -- lower demand but similar prices. But, note that the Cobra kits took off more when they were modified enough to make them more drivable -- including subtle size changes -- and more of a 'bolt together' kit rather than one that requires fabrication & sourcing a lot of parts. Oh, and check out the thread where somoene posted some pics showing a 10-15% width stretch that'd probably fit in the 'improvement on the original' idea & may make use of existing C4 vette type suspensions more viable.


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
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66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: January 27, 2009 11:37PM

my personal opinion is i would opt for a rolling chassis in primer with improved front suspenion and steering, but you could offer it in any stage of completion? list some prices?


rlance
Roger Lance

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Re: New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: rlance
Date: January 28, 2009 02:39PM

My thought on the project is this: Sell as a shell (in primer), a rolling chasis (w or w/o specified motor/tranny) in primer or complete. In addition, would sell various panels.

Improvements on front suspension and unibody strength, cooling etc... would be addressed. I would like to copy what Beck has done for the 550 Spyder - vehicles produced would be registered as a 1965 or 66.

Price: That is why I am posting. I see Tigers going as high as $50-60,000.00 in perfect condition. I am looking for enthusiasts opinions and feedback. You would be the market, therefore your voice counts.

Thanks for the help.

R


old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
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66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: January 29, 2009 10:23PM

would these cars be fiberglass? tube chassis? or a modified alpine body?


rlance
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Re: New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: rlance
Date: January 30, 2009 12:21PM

Body - steel, standard frame configuration, but made or rectangular tube.


Frizzle Fry
Mike Dempsey
Oregon
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1966 Sunbeam Minx Honda S2000 F20C

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Re: New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: Frizzle Fry
Date: January 31, 2009 06:47PM

Steel rolling shell assembled with all new parts: 15-20k. That's just my guesstimate with lack of many details. I'm gauging that on the fact the the FFR cobra goes for 13k in kit form and with a fiberglass body.

-Mike



old hp 260
Mark Pebler
MI.
(55 posts)

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66 MK1a Tiger, my first tiger!! Ford 260 c.i.

Re: New Tiger & Alpine?
Posted by: old hp 260
Date: January 31, 2009 07:45PM

how much are the 65-67 alpines going for these days?


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