Text is taken right from the auction to make sure I did not miss anything. $13,000 is the BIN Price. Check out the auction here… http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5575009554&toolid=10001&campid=5337106048&customid=&icep_item=261096629996&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
Comes with fitted cover, reciepts for just about everything I have ever done for the car, Color-keyed headlight covers, lots of original paper-work/manuals, and a Video Operators Manual on DVD so can benefit from my years of ownership/operation
Body: 1975 Sterling
Chassis: 1970 VW
Engine: 1875 dual port VW
Cam: Hi output
Fly Wheel: Lightened
Carburetor: Weber Dual Stage
Fuel Pump: Electric
Exhaust: Tuned, partial Stainless Steel
Canopy: Electric with remote and key switch back-up
Suspension: Independent rear Suspension (IRS) with adjustable coil over shocks
Brakes: Disc Front / Drum Rear
Cooling: Air with expanded oil sump
Floor Pans – lowered
Seat’s: Custom with sliders
2009 — Complete new wiring harness (16 circuit), new clutch
2011 — New intake boots, new fuel pump, new fan belt, new remote control brain
All gauges work, all light’s work.
Additional photos and video available — just ask
I have owned many customs and kits through the years but of course my first kit car is going to have a soft place in my heart and this is my old Sterling,
I never really expected to see one of my old cars up for sale and still wonder what became of my Avenger and Valkyrie.
This is the car I flew out to Vegas bought from the original owner/builder and drove home cannon ball run style, and just like the Sterling in cannon ball run my car broke down a fair amount.
I spoke with the seller who I get the impression bought the car from the stereo shop owner I sold it to with the intentions of flipping it for tall dollars.
When I owned the car is was still the special ordered Frenchs yellow gel coat, I had AC and used it as a daily driver for several years, my dad rebuilt the engine and added the power lift to the top.
I am not really into all the thumping bass heavy stereos so that doesn’t impress me, I wish they had not yanked the AC, the Sterling is one of the best made kit cars if I was still into VW stuff and wanted a hell of a cool daily driver I might offer the seller a bit less, I mean the car isn’t turn key so it simply can’t fetch top dollar but otherwise this really looks like they fixed it up a lot from when I owned it.
Pretty good looking I will say.The ad says it sits on a 1969 chassis with a 71 1600cc engine. The rest is your typical kit car “selling points” . They are looking to get $5000 out of it. What do you guys think?
Here is a pretty good looking sebring on the bay.. No reserve at that. Features a 2.8 liter engine mated o a vw trans. It could use a little TLC but is a good starting point. Anyone want to guess what it goes for? Also what would your maximum bid be? Click here for the auction.
eBay, For Sale, Nova, Sterling | Tue, 03 Mar 2009 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
There’s a really beautiful Nova (UK Sterling) up on eBay (#330310994293) right now in Lancashire, UK with an asking price of £4,000.00 and a day to go. Seems like a fair price for a car that’s been completely overhauled — everything on it is new or rebuilt and it really looks good. Surely it’s one of the better ones on the road… but why, oh, why, does it have to have that ridiculous Lamborghini Countach wing pasted onto the back? I’ve seen that highly recognizable wing stuck on far too many kits, adding an obnoxious touch that wrecks the lines of the car. If I bought this Nova, the first thing I’d do is take the wing off — which, incidentally, is what I did with my old Aztec 7, which the previous owner had stuck the same wing onto.
Sterling | Wed, 14 Jan 2009 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Sterling serial number 31 has been put up on the market in Sherman Oaks, CA for the extremely low price of $1,500. It has a rebuilt 1600cc engine that once ran well but now isn’t starting — it may be as simple as fuel not getting to it. The hydraulics to lift the roof all work, but they sag after a few minutes which is why the roof is propped up in some of the pictures. It has working power mirrors, blinkers, lights, windshield wiper, and comes with various parts and manuals. There is unfortunately some cracking on the windshield. Overall this is a great take-over project.
Jon — write him at
s***@*** SOLD! — is mostly looking for someone to take over a great project and finish it and make this car everything it should be… his price is more than fair, so hopefully this car will be restored and on the road in the future. Oh, and for those that like cars with a “celebrity” ownership history, Jon is one of the developers behind Call of Duty 4.
For Sale, Sterling | Tue, 06 Jan 2009 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Duffy (email@example.com) is selling this great and clean looking Sterling for a friend (Worth at 425-222-5675) who’s asking $13,500 for the project since he just doesn’t have the time to dedicate to finishing it. He’s also willing to trade for a Vette, BMW, or Benz of similar value. The car’s about 90% done and just needs finishing touches. Driveline is a dual carb 1600cc engine out of a VW of course. The vehicle is located in Fall City (near Seattle).
Duffy writes, “This is the car if you want to be noticed everywhere you go. It’s an affordable supercar that also has great gas mileage — sleek, low-profile, styling combined with VW running gear.”
Sterling | Fri, 28 Nov 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
Yes, yes, I know, I have been terribly neglectful of my loyal readership of late and I promise I’ll post some good stuff in the next few days… Until then, a horribly ugly Sterling that someone has made a series of unforgivable changes to, including a horrendous “hinged” top a la the first-gen Aztec kit car and a truly terrible interior (does it fit anyone over 5’6″?). It’s described as being in “excellent” shape and as complete and running, and is up for sale on eBay (#140284397656) in the Los Angeles area. So far know one has jumped at the $2,000 buy-it-now price and I doubt they will.
For Sale, Sterling | Mon, 20 Oct 2008 Posted by : Shannon Larratt
This single owner white Sterling — California Component Cars #564 — is up for sale in Penfield, NY for an asking price of $8,000 by Jerry (SterlingKitCar@rochester.rr.com). He built the car back in 1977 while living in Northern California. He rebuilt and upgraded the ’70 1600cc VW pan (four wheel independent suspension) with a rebuilt ’72 engine out of a Super Beetle. The car currently has 35,212 miles on it, most of which were put on it in California between ’77 and ’84.
He moved around a bit, and then when he relocated to NY the car was put into storage where it has effectively stayed since ’94. The pan has a Sterling drop-pan floor for extra head room, and the whole thing has been fiberglassed and pop riveted for additional rigidity. The brakes were rebuilt, and a heavy duty stabilizer bar was added. Four way adjustable shocks were added, as was a custom exhaust to fit the body.
The interior has Stewart Warner gauges (160mph speedometer, 7,000rpm tachometer, oil pressure, oil temperature, fuel, amperes, clock), as well as a compass under the dash and an altimeter on the rear window deck. The four speaker AM/FM stereo has a built-in CB radio. The car also has a heater and defroster. This is probably one of the only times you’ll see a single owner Sterling for sale by the way!