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    How are things going with the re-launch of Sterling Sports Cars?

    Quote Originally Posted by letterman7 View Post
    Didn't you say you have relatives here in the States? When we get our overseas shipping company settled in, send the car over and move in with the relatives. Keep the place in Spain as your main residence. I think you can be here 10 months before you have to "return home", then 4 before you can come back to the States.
    Hello Letterman,
    How are things going with the re-launch of Sterling Sports Cars?
    I see some recent updates on the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Sterlingcars/
    Is that the best source of info?
    What products will be on offer for us European based owners?

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    Hi Steve,
    Yes, for the moment almost all the updates are on the Facebook page. What you see there is where we're at! We have some fiberglass pieces pulled, including a body and canopy, and I am heading to the fabricators on Saturday to check fit and finish. We aren't quite ready to relaunch the website just yet. We want to make sure we have all our ducks in a row with supplies and parts (which is proving troublesome for some things) before we do that. After all, if we can't reliably send out parts, there is no point in having a website. UK as well as worldwide owners will be able to purchase just about anything from the site, from fiberglass panels to small tidbits specific to the car. We will have shipping available, I just don't know what the incurred costs will be for specific items.

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    2019 Sterling fitting 2.jpg2019 Sterling fitting 3.jpg2019 Sterling fitting.jpg

    Some photos from Saturday's fit and finish session with our fabricator. Overall we're pleased with what's been done, albeit not with the quantity. We were hoping for more pieces to have been made by the time we got there.. some were still in the molds curing, so there's that at least. Quality of the body is top notch.. quality of the molds, not so much. There will be quite a bit of finish work needed to get the body to paint ready quality, it just wasn't as noticeable on Dave's black cars. On the white you can see every dimple and blemish in the mold. Oh well.. that mold has been around for quite a while! Still some work to do. Rear valance isn't fitting right so some mods have to be done to the mold to make it work. Side pods and front valance are fine. Louver and the plain hood were still in the mold; the nostril hood in the photo was "new old stock", hence the color difference.

    Getting there, slowly but surely..

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    If it helps I have a guy who brings containers in from the states, great guy who I've known and used for 20 odd years,

    He owns sts imports in Chelmsford and has a place in florida too.

    Otherwise I would advise only use fed ex, 5 day turn around and import duty all paid before it enters the uk.

    Used both for my garage here in the UK for many years.

    If anyone needs advise on importing just pm me a message

    Dave

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    Very old thread. Update on the company: nothing. New owner hasn't done a thing with it other than make parts for himself. He did do the initial run to "test" all the molds, and most of those parts are still available, including the full body shell, and the fabricator will make parts as needed, but expect a premium price tag. The main issue with shipping overseas is just that - shipping. Even I was looking into alternatives for shipping even small parts and just couldn't find a company that could do it for the budget conscious. I think the owner had looked into shipping a hood to Switzerland or some place like that and it was going to run into the high hundreds of dollars just for crating and shipping.

    Personally, I'm out of helping the owner. He wants to do it all himself with no real input from me, so I'm going to let him. Contact information is salessupport@sterlingsportscars.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by letterman7 View Post
    Very old thread. Update on the company: nothing. New owner hasn't done a thing with it other than make parts for himself. He did do the initial run to "test" all the molds, and most of those parts are still available, including the full body shell, and the fabricator will make parts as needed, but expect a premium price tag. The main issue with shipping overseas is just that - shipping. Even I was looking into alternatives for shipping even small parts and just couldn't find a company that could do it for the budget conscious. I think the owner had looked into shipping a hood to Switzerland or some place like that and it was going to run into the high hundreds of dollars just for crating and shipping.

    Personally, I'm out of helping the owner. He wants to do it all himself with no real input from me, so I'm going to let him. Contact information is salessupport@sterlingsportscars.com
    cost me $160 to have a hood sent from California to uk

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    When was that? Company hasn't been in California for decades.

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    No I owned a company in the uk that imported mustang parts

    And I was just giving you a current rough cost as to how much it cost me to bring a hood over to the uk via a froends import business who I've used many times over the past 20 years and has always been cheaper than most other companies.


    It was to give you an idea of how much it should cost via sea container

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    Quote Originally Posted by letterman7 View Post
    When was that? Company hasn't been in California for decades.
    2020

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