Who doesn’t love a glorious aluminium body? Williams & Pritchard were the meisters of such things for many years, followed closely by the likes of Robert Peel Ltd, Maurice Gomm Engineering and Shapecraft.

The latter, run by Clive Smart, is still around and still producing stunning work, while Gerry Hawkridge has some glorious bodies made in his Polish factory.

Another company, Barnstaple-based, North Devon Metalcraft, is another who for years have been making all sorts of automotive-related components, and a range of car bodies including Jaguar C-type. They’ve also been making Cobra bodies too, and still do, but have extended that range slightly by making the latter available in kit form with an as-original chassis and suspension.

We’ll be bringing you more on this in the near future but estimated prices for the package are around £50,000, with the company reckoning that to complete a car would cost about 90K.

Visit www.ndmetal.co.uk or call 01271 322 526 ENDS.