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Tiger count

Postby 66toaster » Tue May 26, 2015 11:31 am

What is the guestimate these days on the number of genuine running Tigers remaining in the U.S.? Thanks.

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Re: Tiger count

Postby SIVAllan » Fri May 29, 2015 12:36 pm

66toaster wrote:What is the guestimate these days on the number of genuine running Tigers remaining in the U.S.? Thanks.


Good question. I've only seen one estimate and it was made a number of years ago - 2,000.
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Re: Tiger count

Postby CLEVITE » Fri May 29, 2015 1:17 pm

I don't know if they are all driv ers, but Norm's site says there are about 3,900 known to exist. Some may be basket cases, others from there on up to Barrett-Jackson quality.

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Re: Tiger count

Postby Mark1A » Fri May 29, 2015 4:30 pm

CLEVITE wrote:I don't know if they are all drivers, but Norm's site says there are about 3,900 known to exist. Some may be basket cases, others from there on up to Barrett-Jackson quality.

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That is an interesting "observation"... I wonder what the basis is for that?

I've always figured that between Rust, wRecks, neglect, and other general attrition (at least over the first 10 years) that it would seem unlikely for more than 1/2 to be left out of the 7,000 made :? .
Of course, new ones are being made all the time now :roll:
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Re: Tiger count

Postby Jeff F » Sun May 31, 2015 7:35 am

Mark1A wrote:Or course, new ones are being made all the time now :roll:

7,000 made, 10,000 left!
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Re: Tiger count

Postby Mark1A » Sun May 31, 2015 11:31 am

Jeff F wrote:
Mark1A wrote:Of course, new ones are being made all the time now :roll:

7,000 made, only 10,000 left!


Fixed it :mrgreen:

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Re: Tiger count

Postby tigerman1965 » Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:35 pm

I remember back in the day, on two separate occasions I actually came across a Tiger in the junk yard! We had a field day taking small trim parts off.

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Re: Tiger count

Postby MARSHMOUNTAIN » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:53 am

I have not had the opportunity to add the VIN to the count, but I actually discovered a Tiger buried last year (literally, buried under about 40-50 wheels and tires) in a junkyard. I was able to pull off some small parts, but have to go back sometime soon when I have more time to work on removing larger bits and pieces. If it is still there that is.

So, they are still out there.

This particular Tiger was hit hard in the right rear, and in the front. It had snow tires on it (and empty pull-tab Budweisers cans in it) so I suspect the driver may have spun it and hit an immovable object with the a**-end first).

I keep all advised when I got back soon.

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Re: Tiger count

Postby loganjr » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:24 am

I know of a few cars in MI that are in need of restoration and are not on the radar. So I think there might be more stashed in garages of people who will never have the time or money to repair them and as the owners die off they will come out of hiding. The one guy I know has three Michigan cars, is not a member of any club and has never in 40 years restored any of the dozens of cars he has owned. I met a guy a coupe of years ago near me that has a MKII. Not a member of any clubs, had no interest in our United and just wanted to know where to get fender trim for a MKII. This maybe more of a northern thing because of the rust issue. Too rare a car to throw out, too much work to put back on road.

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Re: Tiger count

Postby Mark1A » Sat Apr 15, 2017 12:55 pm

loganjr wrote:I know of a few cars in MI that are in need of restoration and are not on the radar. So I think there might be more stashed in garages of people who will never have the time or money to repair them and as the owners die off they will come out of hiding. The one guy I know has three Michigan cars, is not a member of any club and has never in 40 years restored any of the dozens of cars he has owned. I met a guy a coupe of years ago near me that has a MKII. Not a member of any clubs, had no interest in our United and just wanted to know where to get fender trim for a MKII. This maybe more of a northern thing because of the rust issue. Too rare a car to throw out, too much work to put back on road.
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Yep -the guy that gave me my first ride [and later a drive] in a Tiger back in the mid-70s has one in his basement... same thing - don't think he is a "club guy" and who know if it is on anyone's radar(?).
I wonder what Norm's 3900 number is based on?
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