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Buying a Sterling

letterman7

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How much work do you want to do? I have a second generation that needs everything - its essentially just a shell and a chassis.
 

aliusa

Member
@letterman7 Thanks for responding

Not gonna kid myself, this will be a challenge. I don't have the expertise nor the equipment to pull it all together. I'd prefer something that has an engine, possibly even drove at some point as a starting point. So, I can do interior, wiring, here and there to get the engine running again, I can tweak, modify, and paint. This project will be a learning experience for me so I'll be youtubing, asking questions, and reading through everyone's build journals :-D
 

frodoz737

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Interested?
 

aliusa

Member

Interested?
Reading all the details I'm afraid to ask how much :-D
 

Unofun

Member
I think it is the only other one left in the states, only 5 of the 2nd generation ones were ever made from the court records of the bankrupt that I was given when bought serial number 1.... IT had it original Rover aluminum V8 engine in it with out any body modification..... It is now in London England.

I think one is now in Spain, Admin of this site has the shell one and I have this one... so they are really rare.... more engine room too.
 

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Unofun

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It is the square wheel wells that give it away, a very different top lifting system using two starter motors.
 

sector

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Out of Sterlings I prefer the 3rd gen or as some refer a GT. I believe you have a red one and few years back you sold a brand new untouched body. That car turn out absolutely stunning.
 

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Unofun

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Wow, I hadn't seen it finished. Bill did a great job! He must really love restoring them. He bought a 1st gen earlier that year of mine.. I originally found it in San Jose with just the lower body only. I then bought a red 1st gen, but the top on it was yellow and seemed a little to big for the 1st gen. So I put it on the gray car and it fit perfectly! Alot of the other parts, such as front hood, engine cover, trunk, dash ect... I copied from the red 3rd gen I still have.... i so hated parting with it.. 400lbs lighter, more head room, more engine space, all fiberglass pan, ect..than first gen.
 

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Unofun

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I almost got an identical red one with a moon roof in 2008 in Gilroy, and a different white one on UTube is still in Vegas, so I think there must be a few more that were made than the soveran. Best guesses are about 20..
 

sector

Member
I would love to get a GT as well. Would look good next to my Cimbria.

I am surprised that you haven't finished the red GT. What's taking you so long? It's all there, plus you don't have shortage of parts.
 

Unofun

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Finish it? it is not at the top of the list yet. I have sold it 3 times and have always ended up with it back again. the wife wants it and the white T-top Factory to be the last to go.. and no parts are needed for it. it has it all.
 

aliusa

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Finish it? it is not at the top of the list yet. I have sold it 3 times and have always ended up with it back again. the wife wants it and the white T-top Factory to be the last to go.. and no parts are needed for it. it has it all.
Do you have pictures? I don't think I've seen it...
 
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