Jim, and Who said, "You Can't Go Home". Enjoy.
Jim Boynton wrote:
> Hi Tiger fans,
> It's been enjoyable reading your comments over the last several weeks.
> Here's my story: In 1966 I was a 23 year old teacher earning $5000 when I
> watched a "Get Smart" show and didn't recognize the car he was
> driving...well you guessed it..I paid $3600 (75% of my salary) for a Sunbeam
> Tiger (VIN #B382000827). I drove it for 4 years, including the summer of
> 1968 to the west coast and back (I live in NH). I traded it in for an Amer.
> Motors AMX in 1970. Two years later with the arrival of my first son the
> days of 2 seater sports cars were gone.
> About a month ago I was watching an old re-run of "Get Smart" and wondered
> to my wife if there were any Tigers still around. I haven't seen one on the
> road in years. I don't think they were ever very many in New England. My
> wife said "don't you remember how it was cold in the winter and leaked in
> rainstorms." But we dated in that car and than took our honeymoon in it. She
> said "go for it." So I searched the net and was surprised to find a
> community of owners. Within a couple of weeks I found my "Tiger" from a
> class car dealer in St. Louis. I exchanged pics with Norm Miller to verify
> that it was an authentic Tiger. It is exactly like the one I owned right
> down to just a few digits difference in VIN numbers. Next week I'll be
> sitting in the driver's seat of a Tiger for the first time in 31 years. It
> will be good to be back home.