Sterling 1978-1982 the ‘Sovran’
In September 1978, CCC changed ownership, and the Sovran body is produced with mixed reviews. Squared off wheel wells and a monocoque body and slightly larger dimensions highlighted this version, and by mid 1979 the first bodies were taken from the molds and were for sale later that year. From 1980 onwards, Sterlings were now known as Sovrans. Total production numbers are not known. Best estimates are under 8 bodies; one was sold overseas (VIN #001) by a club member not too long ago, and another running car was for sale in the UK about the same time. Only two others had come to market in the SF Bay area over the past few years.