Since the initial posting of this "caution", some fresh
information needs to be acknowledged. I'm now fairly certain these images were
used to support a spoof eBay listing, back in November of 2007. A part of
the item description called out, "66
SUNBEAM TIGER NEW HOT AND FAST ROOTES MK1A CHEEP".
There was no mention of the VIN, although it was supplied to me via eBay's "Ask
Seller A Question" service.
That number, B382000964 LRXFE and its matching JAL tag just happen to be mounted
on an Alpine Conversion, however, the up-front owner of that car assures me he
knew what it was when he bought it, has no interest in selling it and has never
listed it on eBay. We're still trying to figure out how the pictures were
purloined and by whom. To be fair, this would not be the first time a scam
like this has been presented under the banner Sunbeam Tiger. Some should
remember a "bargain"
MK II the seller was willing to drop-ship to your front door for
though it appears no one was damaged financially, the time and energy wasted
chasing "make believe" is completely frustrating. We're probably finished with this one
for the time being, but without question, now is not the time to become