I was very impressed with the show debut of Bathos Sportscars run by Martin Batho. On the company’s stand was a very tidy-looking Lotus Seven-inspired roadster, called the MB Roadster, although there was more to it than that. Much more.

Martin is a skilled sheet metalworker and his car features glorious-looking aluminium body panels, which I have to say looked stunning. Martin’s background includes spells at Abbey Panels, Martin Robey and XK Engineering.

The kit is priced extremely competitively at £5500 for body and TIG-welded spaceframe chassis unit and the car uses Ford Mondeo Mk3 (2000-2007) donor components. Order one today and within a couple of months you’ll be picking up your hand-crafted Lotus Seven-inspired body. Martin reckons that a DIY self-build figure of £9000 should see a Bathos MB Roadster built.

Visit www.bathocars.simpl.com or 07854 360 633 ENDS.