This GT Tiger is a very rare cat indeed. It is one of the very early cars produced in 1964, the first year of production. It is in fact a GT of which only a handful still exist. Unlike the total production of 7000 Tigers, only fifteen are designated GT. The GT has special features which include a more elegant interior; wood steering wheel, wood dash board, jump seat and special leather trim. It does not have a soft top but only a removable hard top.
This car was found in a garage in the San Francisco Bay Area. It went underwent a two year restoration and is freshened up every year with the latest enhancements. I believe I am the third owner of this Tiger which in now black but its original color was white. It maintains all matching numbers and is document in the Tiger archives as authentic, as there are many “fakes” in the market.
This is one of the most photographed and well known Tigers in the world. It has been on the cover of many magazines and the subject of many articles including one in the San Francisco Chronicle. It is a multi-Concours winner and has won many car shows as well. It even won the Peter Brock Award at the National Shelby event as best Tiger in the country. On its debut in 2000, after an extensive and professional restoration, it won Best of Class and Best of Show at the Tigers United event. It will be the subject of discussion once again as the 50 year anniversary comes about in 2014. It might even be flown over to the UK for that celebration.