I figured today would be a great day to post a few sites that our readers might find interesting.
Adams Probe - This is a great website if you are looking for any sort of information regarding the Adams Probe kit cars, as well as other variatons/manufactures of it. The website is owned by a gentleman who’s father had the manufacturing rights to the Probe back in the early 1970s. Check them out at www.adamsprobe.com
National Sterling – If you have, had or want a sterling or one of its family of cars (Cimbria, Sebring, Sovran) you need to look no further then www.nationalsterling.org . The website contains a forum for both US and UK owners, a registry, and more information on these cars than anywhere else on the web.
If you know of a website that our readers might enjoy feel free to send us a message and let us know about it.
The Cimbria is another one of those cars that I have always had a strange attraction for. This one looks like it is in good shape and it should be for being in storage for as long as it has . I bet that green silver paint combo looked good coming out of the booth. The only real turnoff for me in the add is this this…
this is the only one i have ever seen. looks like a vette from the front and a ferrie from the back. and it has gull wing doors. this car is maybe the only one in the county, maybe the state.
It is a great example of the uneducated. This is something I would have expected to see when the internet was not around . It took longer to place the craigslist ad then it would have to search google for “Cimbria Kit Car” But surprisingly I do not feel his 4k price is out of line. Not that that $3000 in 100s could not take it away, but not a bad price.
Here is the link to the ad. http://akroncanton.craigslist.org/cto/2940720624.html
Bold & New. Buying a Cimbria is a matter of taste, not cost. It looks like a $60,000 Italian import, inside and out. Drives and Handles like one too. But it costs much less…..and does much more.
Cimbria attracts admirers everywhere. Its flowing contours slip through the wind. And the body looks as good “up close” as it does from afar
Cimbria, Eagle SS, Mystery Cars, One-offs | Thu, 05 Mar 2009 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
I saw an “interesting” mystery kit car on YouTube that was identified there as a “Lamborghini PMA P400″ replica, which obviously it isn’t, although it does have Lamborghini badges on it. I’d definitely put this in the category of cars that people have put an incredible amount of work into but have sadly produced something with limited aesthetic appeal. As far as I can tell this is built around a base of an Eagle/Cimbria type kit car (you can see the characteristic front and side windows), with a great deal of custom work.
Cimbria, For Sale, Kellison Shark | Mon, 09 Feb 2009 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
When I see cars on Craigslist, I usually write the sellers and try and find out more and get better pictures, but when there’s no email address listed I don’t. Still, I wanted to pass on these two cars because they especially caught my attention. First is this rare Kellison Shark — they just keep coming out of the woodwork, don’t they — that someone has made some minor changes to including the addition of a t-top roof. It’s in south Sacramento, asking $2,500 — call 916-607-6771 if you’d like it. Click for a bigger image.
Also on Craigslist, this one in Florence, CO, is this nice looking Cimbria (ie. a Sterling with gullwing doors instead of the lifting canopy) is up at an asking price of $6,000. It’s got a Wright Racing 2180cc+ engine, and is “ready to roll”… Call 719-784-0722 evenings or weekends to pick it up for yourself. Again, click for a bigger picture.
Cimbria, For Sale | Wed, 14 Jan 2009 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
The Cimbria is essentially a Sterling that’s been retrofitted with gullwing doors instead of the lifting top… Tim has got one up for sale right now in Appleton, WI for an asking price of $4,000. It’s got a Nissan 3.0 engine (not VW) that turns over but doesn’t start, new wheels and tires, and a clear title. Email Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org — below are the best pictures he could provide as it’s currently buried in his garage.
Cimbria, eBay, For Sale | Sun, 20 Jul 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
The Cimbria (which later became the Neria in an improved form) by Amore Cars was one of many cars that was spawned by the Nova/Sterling lineage. Personally, I don’t know why anyone would give up the sleek lines of the original, or give up the lifting top in exchange for undersized gullwing doors, but that’s the Cimbria for you. The only thing I like about the Cimbria is the addition of a rear hatch design lifted from the DeTomaso Mangusta.
This one is on eBay right now (#220258241050) in Palmdale, CA, but I’ll be surprised if it even sells for the opening bid of $720. It’s in incredibly rough shape and comes with no paperwork for the chassis other than a bill of sale, not that the chassis or driveline is likely of too much value in the condition that it’s in… to say nothing of the fiberglass looking sickly and the windshield being missing… I will be impressed if this body ever hits the road, and I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone other than the die-hard Cimbria fan that’d be willing to take it in any condition…
Cimbria, Eagle SS, eBay, For Sale | Mon, 30 Jun 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
In the early eighties Tim Dutton (who now makes amphibious cars) brought the Cimbria kit car to the UK and rebranded it as the “Eagle SS” after making minor cosmetic changes like pop-up lights molded from a Porsche 928. Ironically, this was done to challenge the Nova’s reign as the exotic kit car of choice, and the Cimbria was based on the Sterling, the American version of the Nova! The first versions of the Eagle SS were built on a VW Beetle chassis like the Cimbria and Nova/Sterling, but later versions actually managed a front-engined setup on a Ford Cortina driveline — a remarkable achievement given the car’s extremely low profile!
This Eagle SS on eBay (#280240230047, currently at a scant no-reserve £100 with two days to go — wow) is one of the early VW versions, and while it’s running and relatively solid, needs attention from top to bottom to get it looking good. Be sure to check out the Eagle Owners Club website for more information if you’re interested.
Avenger, Carlisle 1998, Cimbria, Conventions, Manta Montage, Mini 18, Sterling | Wed, 17 May 2006 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Carlisle ’98… These pictures are thanks of Scott B., starting with this sweet pair of Fiberfab Avengers. The red one is powered by a turbo V6.
Or check out a pair of unrelated cars both built on race-inspired V6 tube chassis. The car on the left, a Cimbria (I believe now marketted in a slightly improved form as a Neria, but I don’t think the company is truly active). The car on the right is now-defunct Warp 5‘s demo Manta Montage.
And I’ve got to admit, I have a real weakness for the fancy-topped Sterling:
(Note the Mini 18 in the background!)