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In San Francisco area, the fourth one that we know of. In pieces, but for $700 someone needs to grab this: http://sfbay.craigslist.org/sby/cto/3964943803.html


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An extremely rare example - almost as rare as a GT!

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man that would be a project. we need more photos!!
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Rick, WHERE?

NM, I clicked the link. I'll see what I can do.
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I just talked to Bob... he's the former owner of FiberFab. WOW...

anyway, the body is in good condition except for a crack on the fender (he had to move with a forklift). The windshield is intact, but no side windows. He says the chassis is fine, not rusted though anywhere, it's been stored mostly inside, but was recently moved outside because the owner stopped paying rent on the storage. He thinks its an IRS chassis and 12V. I'm going to try to get there this weekend to have a look at it. I'll let you all know if I make it and what I think... and if I bought it .
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Geez, I had a call into him to for more photos and never got a call back. If you can get over there, Nic, take all the photos you can. I need those for the records!

For that price, it's an absolute steal. And, it should have more headroom than the standard Sterling... bonus for you!
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:17 PM
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Not to get off topic but does anyone know what those tail lights are from? It's hard to tell from angle but they look very similar to my Sebring 2 ones, I very much want to replace ;-). It would make life easer if all I had to do was add or remove a small amount of material to change the sebring 2 lights
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:57 AM
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Yours are Mercury Capri, late '70's/early '80's: 1979 1980 1981 Mercury Capri Tail Light No Cracks Right | eBay
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The Sovran typically used Mustang tail lights from the same era: 1979 Ford Mustang Original Left Tail Light Look Nice | eBay
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I saw the write up about the sebring lights. I get what they were going for but there are hundreds of better looking lights. Those mustang light could work ill have to go to junk yard and do some measuring. Thanks

Now someone go get that car! ;-)
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How much aggravation is involved in dealing at a distance and automobile shipping? I don't know if it's something I can do. It is an appealing idea. My car is complete - it's not currently drivable, but could be in just a few days (it's complicated). I just think it would be a better platform for my alternate engine scenario.

Besides the wheel openings, how does the Sovran differ from a Sterling? The price seems more than reasonable. How much would it cost to ship from west to east?
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I just talked to Bob... he's the former owner of FiberFab. WOW...

anyway, the body is in good condition except for a crack on the fender (he had to move with a forklift). The windshield is intact, but no side windows. He says the chassis is fine, not rusted though anywhere, it's been stored mostly inside, but was recently moved outside because the owner stopped paying rent on the storage. He thinks its an IRS chassis and 12V. I'm going to try to get there this weekend to have a look at it. I'll let you all know if I make it and what I think... and if I bought it .
I don't mean to step out of line, Nic. I certainly would not be a competitive bidder here. I was just thinking about a contingency plan should you decide not to proceed.
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