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fuoriserie

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4,475 posts

174 months

Saturday 19th December 2009
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Is the old Sylva Jester still being manufactured ?

fuoriserie

Original Poster:

4,475 posts

174 months

Saturday 19th December 2009
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http://www.jesterkitcar.blogspot.com/

a nice blog with pictures of the Jester.

Toltec

3,001 posts

128 months

Saturday 19th December 2009
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Stingray motorsport was updating the Jester to use a more modern donor, their website is down at the moment though. Hopefully just for an update not because of the company going belly up.

fuoriserie

Original Poster:

4,475 posts

174 months

Saturday 19th December 2009
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Toltec said:
Stingray motorsport was updating the Jester to use a more modern donor, their website is down at the moment though. Hopefully just for an update not because of the company going belly up.
I had forgotten Stingray had bought the kit....thanks for reminding ......smile

MartinDB

111 posts

168 months

Sunday 20th December 2009
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Given Stingray's website's still down and Sylva now list a different agent, I don't think it's looking too good frown
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fuoriserie

Original Poster:

4,475 posts

174 months

Sunday 20th December 2009
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MartinDB said:
Given Stingray's website's still down and Sylva now list a different agent, I don't think it's looking too good frown
http://www.sylva.co.uk/links.html

they've also been deleted from the Sylva links page.......frown

Edited by fuoriserie on Sunday 20th December 21:52

Toltec

3,001 posts

128 months

Sunday 20th December 2009
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Oh poo, they still owe me an ali rad too.

Noticed the Spectre/Shindig is now the J15.

Edited by Toltec on Sunday 20th December 23:02

fuoriserie

Original Poster:

4,475 posts

174 months

Monday 21st December 2009
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Toltec said:
Oh poo, they still owe me an ali rad too.

Noticed the Spectre/Shindig is now the J15.

Edited by Toltec on Sunday 20th December 23:02
let's just hope they're updating their website for 2010......

fuoriserie

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4,475 posts

174 months

Monday 18th January 2010
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http://www.stingraymotorsport.com/cars.htm

the website is up again......smile

Toltec

3,001 posts

128 months

Tuesday 19th January 2010
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smile

Mistrale

135 posts

48 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Massive thread resurrection! Does anyone know what happened to the Jester after Stingray?

fuoriserie

Original Poster:

4,475 posts

174 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Mistrale said:
Massive thread resurrection! Does anyone know what happened to the Jester after Stingray?
No idea...but I would think the project is on hold with Stingray Motorsports.

Furyblade_Lee

3,661 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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The Jester is one of the few Sylva cars that I found difficult on the eye, but I can see the genius in the design. I'd love JP to come up with new beach-buggy type vehicle, very simple chassis and body with a single-donor ethic. Wipe down GRP interior and incorporating a factory Windscreen and soft top / hard top option from an MX5. Rear-engine with maybe Ford KA / Fiesta as the single donor. I'd build one if simple and cheap enough.

Yazza54

14,991 posts

86 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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The jester is a styling abortion compared to other Sylva cars.

Mistrale

135 posts

48 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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As I recall, the Jester styling was done by a chap called Huw McPherson - a design graduate!!! I've seen a couple with Ka lights and they look good in my eyes - would be a logical update to the Mk1 Fiesta mechanicals to replace them with Ka too.

KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Mistrale said:
As I recall, the Jester styling was done by a chap called Huw McPherson - a design graduate!!! I've seen a couple with Ka lights and they look good in my eyes - would be a logical update to the Mk1 Fiesta mechanicals to replace them with Ka too.
I own a KA a nice car, but the gearbox and engine are of an older design. I believe they are very like the MK1 Fiesta's, I have read of them already being used, so not really a update. I would looked a more modern Fiesta or beyond Ford to some like the Toyota Aygo as better update.


Furyblade_Lee

3,661 posts

129 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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I agree but a running Toyota Aygo will probably not cost £200 and it be laden with lots of stuff a £5k buggy build will not need with complex wiring loom to sort out. Imagine being able to swap over all the Ford mechanicals in several weekends and ending up with a 600kilo mid-engined cheap fun buggy.

Mills could be our man... Give it some traditional beach buggy styling Stiggy and put me down for chassis number 1!

KDIcarmad

703 posts

56 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Furyblade_Lee said:
I agree but a running Toyota Aygo will probably not cost £200 and it be laden with lots of stuff a £5k buggy build will not need with complex wiring loom to sort out. Imagine being able to swap over all the Ford mechanicals in several weekends and ending up with a 600kilo mid-engined cheap fun buggy.

Mills could be our man... Give it some traditional beach buggy styling Stiggy and put me down for chassis number 1!
I agree a simple one piece body shell. No doors and mid/rear engine. It could have weather protect that has door. I have an idea for what this could be like...




This is the Range GT from the 1960's. I like this design. Almost any engine could use by a design like this.


Fastpedeller

1,126 posts

51 months

Wednesday 3rd October 2012
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Strangely I have an unfinished yellow jester in my garage - 90% there, but I've too many projects and may end up advertising it. It has nearly every part new though so it would make financial sense to sell it to someone restoring a mk1 Fiesta, but it would be a shame to do that to it. It always appealed to me (not many cars where the back looks better than the front!), although I've made improvements on the headlights.