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1964 VW with Sterling GT Kit body

Sale price: $6,000.00 make an offer

Pending offers

Date: 2018-01-02
Looking to buy jack (from 08859 new jersey) offered 5,000.00 usd
Date: 2018-03-01
Adam Wolff (from South Orange) offered 2000 usd
Date: 2018-05-17
Petr Novak9 (from Cesky Brod) offered usd
Date: 2018-06-04
chris weeks (from santa cruz) offered 6,500 usd
Date: 2018-06-07
Where is the vehicle located? Chris Weeks (from santa cruz) offered $6,000 usd
Date: 2018-07-24
WHERE IS THE CAR LOCATED ? brandon james offered 7,000 usd
Date: 2020-04-13
is the sterling available? veldon simpson (from las vegas, nv) offered $6000 usd
Date: 2021-04-29
Owandji (from Lugano, Switzerland) offered 6500 eur
Seller's notes: "See description."
Sale type: Fixed price listing

Technical specifications, photos and description:

Manufacturer: Replica/Kit Makes
Year: 1964
Type: Coupe
Color: Red
Mileage: 999,999
Engine: 4 cylinder
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Type: Gasoline
Trim: 2 Door
Interior Color: Black
Vehicle Title: Clear
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1964 VW with Sterling GT Kit body for sale

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  • 1964 VW with Sterling GT Kit body
  • 1964 VW with Sterling GT Kit body
  • 1964 VW with Sterling GT Kit body

Sterling Sports Car

Titled as a 1964 VW Beetle it has a 1970's Sterling body kit serial number SO 75.   The engine is from a 1970's 1600cc air-cooled VW (serial number AH 185534).

 

The good:

Looks great!

Runs and drives. street legal. currently registered as an Antique Car in FL.

Just changed the oil screen. oil. and transaxle fluid.

 

The bad:

Paint has some flaws.

Oil pressure gauge does not work.   I'm not sure why it has one.   The car does not have an oil pressure sensor that reads the pressure. just a sensor if it is low.   Easy fix if you want to replace this with one that reads the actual pressure.

Fuel sending unit has some dead spots.

Fuel tank has slight leak.   Several ways to fix this. depending on if you plan to do any other work on engine.


The Sterling is a car that originated in England in the early 70s that used sleek low-profile styling and dramatic unique features and combined them with standard Volkswagen running gear to create a stylish. yet affordable and reliable sports car.

Designed in the early 70's by Richard Oakes and Phil Sayers. it was released in England in 1972 under the name of the Nova. The Nova (Sterling) was designed to fit on top of the chassis of a VW bug with little to no modifications. All that was needed was to strip the body panels off of the VW bug. make some slight modifications to the angle of the steering wheel and height adjustments to the shifter. and the new Nova body could be mounted. Many people opted for even more modifications like lowering the floor pans or replacing the engine with a water-cooled motor.

It was a brilliant idea. and one of the first of its time. Similar things had been done to change the VW Bug in to dune buggies. but the Nova was one of the first cars to realize that it could be transformed in to a sports car as well. In the following decades. many other fiberglass car manufacturers would follow the same path. It wasn't until sometime after the introduction of the Pontiac Fiero in the mid 1980s did the appeal of VW based kit cars begin to decrease.

The creators got their styling influences from the Lamborghini of the day (which was the Muira) and from the Ford GT40. The canopy roof. which is probably the cars most unique feature. was possibly influenced by some of the Bertone designs of that era such as the Testudo of the early 60's and I believe there was a version of the Carabo released by Bertone in the 70s that also had a canopy style door. The Nova however is one of the only cars ever made to feature this style that rises forward rather than just hinging. Richard and Phil later admitted that they considered the design of the canopy roof a disaster. but couldn't change it once it had gone in to production. The new design for the next nova uses standard doors. Regardless of the influences. the car is no doubt unique.

The car is for sale locally and I retain the right to pull the car from ebay at any time.


On Mar-02-14 at 06:12:53 PST. seller added the following information:

The top is raised/lowered by an electrically run hydraulic pump.

The seats are out of a Miata.   They slide and recline.

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Comments and questions to the seller:

from Gennaro Rabbito, dated 04 january 2021
I'm Italian can I have this car in my land (Napoli)?
how much is it? ( in €euro)
Thanks


from veldon simpson, dated 11 april 2020
Is this sterling for sale

from johnnie martinez, dated 23 december 2019
I'm interested

from frank, dated 01 march 2019
Hello: Is the sterling still available? you seem to have offers that meet and surpass your asking price? I'm interested in it, where is it at and how much do you really want for it?
Sincerely, Frank


from Adrian, dated 15 august 2018
Hi,
I want to buy your car - please contact me.


from Chris, dated 03 june 2018
What else needs fixed so the vehicle is road worthy?

from Petr Novak, dated 17 may 2018
Hallo bitte vw nova gt Rezervation. ? Preis ? Mehr danke Petr Novak

from jr martinez, dated 07 april 2018
have you sold car call me 407-995-4744

from jack, dated 28 august 2016
did you sell it

from Wayne, dated 28 june 2016
Is this car still for sale$

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