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1971 Sunbeam stiletto For Sale

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  • £7,000 As stated
  • 1971
  • Houghton Le Spring
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Price £7,000 As stated
Ad Type For Sale
Category Classic Cars
Make Sunbeam
Model Stiletto
Year 1971
Mileage 63,500 miles
Country UK
Region Tyne and Wear
Town Houghton Le Spring
Telephone 01615 063221
Seller's phone number is protected behind a forwarding service
Status Private
Date 25-Oct-2020
Ref C1280365
Sadly my pride and joy is for sale, Recently made redundant and with too many projects on the go, something has to give.
Have owned this since 2001, Lots of man hours and money (and reciepts) has been poured over this, which makes it even more heartbreaking to part with.
Painted in Audi Daytona grey and custom made Rover 75 leather seats, its a very comfortable ride. Not like the tortcher chambers the original seats were, these even have the heating elements but not wired up.
Lots of new parts as it was rebuilt including new brakes,servo, master cylinders, front brake disc conversion kit, battery, stromberg carbs overhaul kit, king pins, adjustable track rods, accuspark electronic stealth distributor,electronic fuel pump, £500 stainless steel bumpers, new carpets, headlining and door cards. All weather door rubbers and strips, new screen rubbers, 5 new tyres, including 4 wheel tracking and much more, as you can see I wasn't expecting to part with it. There is also badges and engine bay information stickers, including Chrysler pentastar badge and front trim.
Bits that need attention..
Paint shines well and looks good from a short distance however, I'm going to say it could do with a respray, so you will either agree with me or decide it isn't as bad as I'm making it out.
Fitted new door seals which with a bit of fettling the passenger side door fits ok. The drivers Door however does not? I've spent some time trying to make fit but only ended up taking paint off.
Car hasn't been started for a while and today took a bit of churning but fired up eventually (stromberg carbs have been stripped and rebuilt with new gaskets etc) engine either fires up 1st time or takes a while, whist idle speed can ok or other times very high or low and wants to stall, this probably due to not being used? (It's done less than 150 miles since mot) also it smoked a bit today, whilst all imp engines are smokers this was quite noticable.. but did clear itself.
Also another worry is the temperature gauge if driven for say 15 mins can send the gauge off the scale. Checking the temperature with infa red gun says around 70deg. Have changed sensor and even fitted ally radiator (£400) with built in fan. But today gauge read the same. So can only put down to gauge itself?
I've got another job which is longer hours for less pay, but it's only temporary, I had big plans for this car as it's the colour i wanted with red trim. The plan was to fit Mr Clarks Dawson's BMW bike engine and get the paint work sorted but it doesnt look like this will happen.
Stilettos are very rare and very rarely come up for sale, especially ones that arnt basket cases that need lots of welding!
1st to come with £7000 takes it away with all the imp spares I have, including sport engine and couple other engines (condition unknown) gearboxes and lots cylinder heads, etc.
Please no part exchanges or silly offers, as this will make me want to hold onto it. Calling me during the day maybe difficult as I operate heavy machinery, weekend is best for viewing unless you want to see it in the dark as I get in quite late. I may also withdraw the advert if job situation changes.
Located at DH4. Thanks for looking.

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