1970 Eagle SS

1970 Eagle SS

Sold: 1970 Eagle SS

V5 Present, not a Q plate. A very exciting restoration project. Comes with many parts. Although the original screen is cracked it does give you the pattern to be able to produce another. The previous owner was hoping to fit a Volkswagen GTI engine into the vehicle as part of the rebuild but due to family issues had to sell before the work could be undertaken. The engine is included in the sale too. Many people have asked what is on the V5; it is a VW.

A brief history of the Eagle SS from wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Cars_Limited)

As with so many of its kit car brethren, the dramatic bodywork of the Eagle SS hid humble VW Beetle underpinnings. The bodywork was from glass fiber-reinforced plastic (GFRP), molded in a single colour. The total weight of a finished SS was promised to be around 750 kg (1,653 lb), which meant performance was considerably improved over that of a standard Beetle. A top speed of 200 km/h (124 mph) with a tuned VW engine was also promised. The most obvious difference to the Cimbria, upon which the Eagle SS was based, was the Cimbria’s flip-up headlights: Eagle chose to equip their version with round, rear-folding headlights in the style of the Porsche 928.

Three basic versions were produced; MkI, had a separate internal roll cage, long nose, windows hinged at the front edge. Both bonnet and boot lids had ribbed sections, boot lid ribs could be opened up as louvers for better air flow for the VW engine if desired. MkII went through the most changes it has a shorter removable nose section, built in roll cage on later models and the addition of a Ford-based model, longer side windows hinged from front bottom and top corners. Ford versions had the bump on the bonnet to accommodate the engine and later version had smooth boot lids with the ribs removed. MkIII, back to one piece nose, slightly higher roof, both versions now had built in steel bars to the cabin area. Side windows as MkII.

Chassis was an unshortened version at 2,400 mm (94.5 in), while the car was 4,240 mm (166.9 in) long, 1,780 mm (70.1 in) wide, and a mere 1,040 mm (40.9 in) high. First mentioned in 1984, a targa-roofed 2+2-seater version called the 2 Plus was also available, with only a slight weight penalty.

In the heart of Bentwaters, a former Royal Air Force station, lies our showroom. Viewing strictly by appointment only. Our showroom is home to a selection of the finest classic cars we’re proud to present for sale. All of our vehicles are maintained by our expert classic car technicians. For additional peace of mind, at the point of sale each and every car undergoes a final inspection to ensure the vehicle is up to our high standards.

Office hours are Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm, Saturdays and Sundays can be arranged. To arrange a viewing please call Craig on 01473 742038 or email info@bridgeclassiccars.co.uk . Finance can be arranged by a third party. A 10% non-refundable deposit will be required to secure the vehicle.