Bits & Pieces Three

To avoid any conflict with US automotive federalization rulings, Chrysler re-directed most of the final MK II export into Canada.  Not only did cars make the trip, but a very large catch of spare parts inventory found its way to the Provinces as well.  For years after the cessation of all Tiger production, rare and impossible to find "B3821" hardware kept magically surfacing in the hands of the venerable Canadians.  What should have been MK II heaven however, ended up playing a cruel trick on the last gasp of the Rootes empire.  In short order, "Mother Nature" worked her relentless mischief, reducing much of what is consider the best Tiger product to useless iron oxide.  Despite that natural disaster, MK II's are still plentiful north-of-the-boarder and so too, are seldom seen adverts like the one in this display.  Many thanks to my longtime friend, Brian Nickels, for his willingness to share.  While I'm not a big collector of this sort of thing, it's nice that others have taken the time to preserve these period glimpses.

Now here's a picture I never thought I would see.  Readers of my book might remember a dissertation about AF cars.  It was my contention back in 1993, that no Tiger ever carried an "AF" label.  If true, what do you suppose we have here? Proof, I must confess, that Rootes did catalogue at least one of its AF cars in the form of an official chassis tag.  If, like me, you are interested in such things, a complete investigation of the subtleties related to this discovery is featured in the current issue of "Tiger Press".

Happy Tigering


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