The Ideal Project

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THE IDEAL PROJECT

If you enjoy working with your hands and creating a useful automobile of classic design, then this is the project for you.

Our simple 50 page instruction manual gives easy step by step instructions and drawings for you to follow. No mechanical knowledge is required, there is no welding or fibreglassing to be done.

With basic common sense and "meccano" building skills you will have a project to be enjoyed by everyone.

We have available a "Buy as you Build" plan which enables you to spread the cost and we also can offer a "Build for you" plan for those who want a little, some, or a lot of the build done for them.

There is a very active T Car Club who will give you many kilometers of happy motoring and enjoyable company.

So if you are looking for a new challenge nothing could be easier. Please feel free to phone for further information.

WHAT IS A KIT CAR?

The kit car, or as it is often known, a component car, is usually the marrying of a new body to used mechanical components, engine, suspension etc.

The idea is far from new and is basically the same way as many conventional new cars have been built since cars were invented. For instance even major manufacturers usually don't make such items as electrical components, carburettor, gearboxes, steering parts, pistons, brakes, diffs, axles, wheels, tyres, etc, etc. They buy them in component form and build up the car in this way.

The kit car is much the same except you can build it yourself and use a combination of new and used parts to save costs and obtain the styling effect you require.

Probably the car most people remember as starting the kit car business as we know it today was Colin Chapman's Lotus 7 in the early 1950's and still being made today by other people in various forms. As early as 1960 over thirty different kit cars were available in the United Kingdom. Today several hundred different types of kit cars are available around the world with the United Kingdon and America producing most of them. They are also made in Holland, France, Germany, Brazil, Canada, Mexico, South Africa, Ireland, Taiwan, Australia and of course New Zealand and probably other countries as well.

The kit car has never been more popular and is probably the result of so many conventional cars looking so similar, no matter what the name is on the front. Also their lightweight steel bodies rusting so badly before their mechanicals wear out so providing reliable donor components for the kit scene.

Donor cars around the world range in size from Fiat 500's and Citroen 2CV to Ford Mustang and Jaguar XJ12 giving a great variety of economy and pace.

The kit body styling range is massive from replicas from the twenties to ultra modern wedge shapes. The most popular style generally are open topped sports cars, a part of the car scene largely uncatered for by the large manufacturers.

The kit car provides you with a lot of fun, a hobby, a chance to personalise your vehicle and of course transport.

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