Saturday, September 16, 2017

Banana Boat: 1968 Sterling Kit Car

The shape you see on the screen first appeared as the Nova kit car, produced in the UK by Richard Oakes and Phil Sayers using a swoopy fiberglass body, and Volkswagen Beetle chassis with buyer provided running gear.  The same design was later branded as the Sterling, Cimbria and Purvis, and apparently you can even buy a new one today.  That sounds expensive, so I'll stick to the old used examples like this 1968 Sterling Kit Car offered for $8,500 in Mendocino County, CA via craigslist.  Tip from James.



 From the seller:
Rare Sterling coupe, looks like Ferrari , lightweight & fast, with built GM 3.8 V6, 4spd, mild cam. Nice gauges, stereo, power antenna, old school Offenhauser valve covers & manifold with Holley 4 bbl, headers & Supertrapp mufflers. Carpeting, headlight lens covers included. $8500


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4 comments:

  1. ya know a link would help https://sfbay.craigslist.org/nby/cto/d/1968-sterling-exotic/6287788670.html

    I wonder if anyone ever rigged up a way to drive the thing without the roof / windshield / door thing?

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    1. hugh-

      I think they make an aftermarket replacement top that turns it into a vert. I prefer the look (and I'm sure it's a lot less claustrophobic!).

      Still, the original lines of the coupe are amazing.

      [image src="https://i.pinimg.com/originals/26/b6/6c/26b66ca15f439c2de055a13bdaa63c1a.jpg" width="400px"/]

      -Stan (the *other* Stan...)

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  2. These always looked like so much fun. Turbine wheels with spindles look about perfect on this car.

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  3. too bad he added an ugly, black hood scoop: ruins the original lines of the car...

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