All change at The Sammio Motor Company now known Ribble Kits and Classics with the models renamed thus: The Sammio Spyder becomes the Ribble Pilot, with the Cordite known as the Ribble Navigator and the 2CV-based Chevaux now called Pilot CV.

Ribble boss, Andy Powell (no, not the legendary guitarist from Wishbone Ash!) has taken time to do some general refurbishment, and major changes are being carried out to the moulds in that the ‘hump’ is being removed from the basic shell of both models and supplied separately. This enables LHD and ‘double hump’ variants to be built without resorting to major surgery and also allows some thought to go into the boot area or a hard/soft top if the builder requires.

Andy told me: “We have also had customers ask for doors in the Pilot (Spyder) and no doors in the Navigator (Cordite), so with that in mind, the voids are being filled on the Navigator and a frame re-design being undertaken so an optional door can be fitted to either model with the minimum of fuss.”

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