Good evening everyone just wanted to say thanks for letting me join of this site. I just recently traded into a Sebring 2 and I'm trying to get some info on it. I've had a few other kit cars but nothing like this one.
Congratulations on your new toy. I know that’s just one photo but it seems to be a very intact Sebring. As far as working on it, about 95% of its mechanicals should be good old Bug parts which makes these cars quite easy to work on.
Did the builder stick with a Bug engine or do you have some thing different?
We’ll try to help with what we can. One quick thought: Based on the hood and the depth of the canopy it looks like you have a nice FIRST generation Sebring, which isn’t a bad thing at all. They had a little less headroom but arguably even better body lines.
Thanks for posting those photos. That’s a good overview of the car. And it’s very interesting to see that body number plate from ARX. Often those have been lost.
I see what you mean about the Lamborghini badging. Yeah…no. The Sebring was never meant to be any sort of Lambo replica. It is its own unique design…except for being a direct derivative of the Sterling.
I see it says Lambo on the VIN plate. Disregard that. Basically, many kit cars come to a point when they have to be registered, and if they don’t have a VIN then one has to be assigned to them. As the story goes, in Pennsylvania years ago this just meant meeting with a State Patrol trooper who looked over the car to give an opinion on whether it was a stolen car at which point they’d do the paperwork to generate a new VIN based on pretty much whatever the owner/builder told them. Apparently the builder liked Lamborghinis and told the trooper that’s what it was.
That makes no difference though. You have a VIN which is the only important thing.
Are you in PA? Only asking because I am. I live near Hershey.