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For Sale Corbin Sparrow E/V

Discussion in 'Electric Vehicle Classifieds' started by MartinB, Nov 17, 2016.

  1. MartinB

    MartinB New Member

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    Corbin Sparrow, 3 wheel e/v made by Corbin in the USA. This is the 17th Sparrow produced, manufactured between 1999 and 2003 out of only 300 in total. UK first registered Feb 2001. (Interesting registration number V848 MOD). This vehicle was a static display exhibit at the Renewable Energy Centre GAIA in Cornwall and owned by me since 2009. Not driven by me since, but part of my vehicle collection and not used, so needs servicing/charging. Built to UK specification with UK spec. charger. Top speed 70 mph, range 40 - 60 miles, charging in 4 hours from domestic 13amp socket. Optima Yellow top batteries x 13, Disc brakes all round. Electric window, radio. Comes with an unused spare 156 DC Power Module. The Sparrow now needs to 'fly-the-nest' in the next few weeks as I need the space. Priced to go at £2,500 ono. Contact email martin.bentley@mgocspares.co.uk or mobile 07738 845895. Location Cambridgeshire.
     

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    What does it need to make it useable ?
     
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    MartinB New Member

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    The batteries will have to be charged and normal vehicle checks carried out for an MoT test. I have attached a few more images.
     

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    How cramped/roomy is the drivers seat please?
     
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    I am intrigued to know what licence this could be driven on in UK? In the past a reliant 3 wheeler could be driven on a motorcycle licence. If the driver was a learner then the passenger seat was removed and the reverse gear blocked as I recall. This was all a long time ago.

    Edit In the current weather I must ask, does it have any heating?
     
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    This link gives a detailed answer

    PNLD - England & Wales FAQ -
     
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    Corbin Sparrow now SOLD. Thank you Speak EV forum members for your interest.
    Martin
     
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  8. brian lynn

    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    Cant thank martin enough i Love this Corbin Sparrow
     
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    SteveMalta Well-Known Member

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    Did you buy it Brian? Please keep us updated with reports and photos - I love the story and I am sure others would love to hear of your experiences - assuming that you are bringing it back on line and driving it :)
     
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    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    Yes no worries
     

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    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    sorry fellas after having the sparrow checked out the electric side needed to much money to put back to life, its now become a project. all of the electric bits are now for sale i will list when i have time. gutted i wanted to see this little fella go like he should.
     
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    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    i will update you all, once i strip it all out and start the rebuild.
     
  14. Rory166

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    I was reasonably sure the batteries would not have survived in usable form. A lithium conversion would transform the performance. I have a nasty feeling you are considering ICE.
     
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    A Lithium conversion would be awesome - the parts are now all available and I am sure Mike Schooling could give you plenty of advice and moral assistance :)
     
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    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    rear end complete listed in the for sale section
     
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    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    brian lynn Corbin Sparrow No17

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    I have listed all the items for sale to start your next project
     

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