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1959 VW Stires Wil-Mac Trike

VW Stires VW Wil-Mac TrikeWil-Mac Trike1959 VW Stires Wil-Mac Trike

This is a very rare trike made in the States by the Stires Trike Company and has recently undergone a complete rebuild and has only covered 208 miles since.

The engine, which is a 1600 twin port VW, has undergone a complete strip and rebuild. The engine is 100 psi at all 4 pots, runs unleaded fuel. Starts and runs perfectly. It has many new parts including distributor, plugs and HT leads, twin carb conversion with hi-flo filters, new dual cannon exhausts, chrome rocker covers, chrome engine covers, chrome pulleys with timing marks, chrome belt cage, anodised push rod tubes, starter motor, adjustable coil over rear shocks, chrome fuel filter, Pro-Flow adjustable pressure regulator, new rear brake liners and shoes and new brake pipes.

The front end has been rebuilt with new fork stantions, steel braided hoses, relaced front wheel with new tyre, polished sliders, new brake pads, new clocks including fuel gauge, oil pressure gauge, speedometer and new cable, new ignition switch with 2 keys, oil pressure, indicator, high beam and ignition voltage warning lights, new head stock bearings, mini front indicators. The BF Goodrich rear tyres are as new tread, with chrome spoked hubs.

The trike has 3 seats and a Sparco 3 point harness which was fitted just to carry my 2 year old on the back, although the trike is exempt from needing any seat belts. It is also exempt from Road Tax fee, so makes for economical triking. The trike carries an age related plate - not a Q plate as many do. I am selling the trike due to work comittments which do not allow enough hours in the day, so to my regret, I have advertised it here for sale.

The trike rides perfectly and will sit at motorway speeds quite happily. Although, not done so long ago, the paintwork could do with some tlc but does this detract form the overall appearance. The seating position is very comfortable and is balanced correctly so no worries from the front end lifting skyward and the front end is very stable at all speeds. All the controls fall easily to hand where you would expect them, so no need for an extended learning period. The 4 speed box is controlled via a centrally mounted gear stick, with left foot clutch control, right foot rear brakes, hand operated handbrake, front brakes controlled from the handle bars, as is the throttle which is the standard motorcycle type.