View Full Version : Eagle SS - Running Project, correctly registered.

16-05-2016, 01:40 PM
Hi All,

I'm starting to put my Eagle SS up for sale, as far as I'm aware it's 80-90% ready for an MOT, correctly registered as an Eagle SS & one of the few unfettled examples.

1500 but will consider sensible offers. Car is currently in Kidderminster (South West Birmingham), but can be transported at cost.

It's a Series 2 Economy model
Body no. 7

It is as close to NOS as I've seen (apart from one 2+2). The body has still not been drilled/bolted to a floorpan, and apart from holes cut for the rear lights & vent hole in bonnet the body, it has been barely touched. The door card have not been fitted yet/uncut. Not customised or personalised in anyway.

Sits on a 1973 Beetle chassis with a 1.3 running gear with Nikki Carb. Chassis was stripped and painted 5 years ago, most running gear (boots/brakes etc) replaced.

As far as I'm aware all that is needed for completing/MOT-

Horn & windscreen wiper wiring up
Seat belts installed
Body bolting to chassis
Needs door seal
Needs carpet
Headlight mechanism is true to Eagle's original installation guide but i do not believe robust enough for a bumpy road.
Wiper arm/blade installing
Windscreen bonding in

(I'm sure there's more, I will add as I remember)

Any questions please ask away, can also be contacted at
herronben (AT) yahoo (dot) co (dot) uk


Lots of pictures in this Photobucket folder. ( I will also transfer build photos in there too )





20-05-2016, 06:16 PM
So looking forward to picking this up on Sunday. It's not quite a Nova, but as close as I'm going to get in the immediate future.

20-05-2016, 06:30 PM
Noooo it is a different beast altogether...... but it is similarly outlandish and impractical, hope you enjoy your new acquisition!

20-05-2016, 06:52 PM
Have fun with the eagle ss, will it be running through Dorset soon.

21-05-2016, 02:20 PM
NIce MkI example, as can be seen by side window fittings and door catches, original factory seats and a very early dash, should be easy to get 100% at little cost and look good. That exhaust has to go though.

Ref; the headlight mech'. It's OK for the job but they do tend to bounce and rattle as most of them had the bar running just in the fibreglass. Mine was for sure and that played havoc with the micro limit switches. I made up some polyurethane 'bearings' from a 4mm thick 'breadboard' , just U shaped pieces overlapped and bolted around the bar, SOLID.

21-05-2016, 10:09 PM
Have fun with the eagle ss, will it be running through Dorset soon.

I certainly hope to be terrorising the residents of sleepy Dorset in the near future!😏😏

22-05-2016, 06:01 PM

Have fun with your SS. Good to see some popping up on the forum


22-05-2016, 11:38 PM
Safely home. Put fuel in on the way home, Then was able to drive it off the trailer which was amusing as was full of water from the downpour on the way home. Windscreen being fitted Tuesday morning. Really pleased with it. And Ben was lovely and extremely knowledgeable. I've promised him a drive in it when it's done if he pops down to Dorset. Will be after advice soon chaps. For now I am off to dreamland!

24-05-2016, 02:06 PM
Suppose this can be safely locked....SOLD!
Good luck to Annabelle, it sounds like she has great facilities to get on and finish this.
I'll be popping in every now and again to see any updates, but for now, so long, and thanks for all the fish.