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fuoriserie

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4,276 posts

155 months

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

fuoriserie

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4,276 posts

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http://www.jesterkitcar.blogspot.com/

a nice blog with pictures of the Jester.

Toltec

2,392 posts

109 months

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Saturday 19th December 2009 quote quote all
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

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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

108 posts

149 months

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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

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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

2,392 posts

109 months

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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

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

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

Toltec

2,392 posts

109 months

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smile

Mistrale

87 posts

29 months

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Massive thread resurrection! Does anyone know what happened to the Jester after Stingray?

fuoriserie

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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

3,365 posts

110 months

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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

13,283 posts

67 months

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

Mistrale

87 posts

29 months

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Wednesday 3rd October 2012 quote quote all
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

37 months

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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

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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

37 months

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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

613 posts

32 months

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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.
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