When you look at the kitcar sales charts from the last seventy years the names Caterham and Lotus sit right at the top, which in the case of the latter who offered their last car in component form as far back as 1973, shows just how prolific their kit sales were.

Another kit that sits in a healthy position is the Karma by RW Kit Cars of Melton Mowbray. The company was run by skilled fibreglass laminator, Roger Woolley, who back in the eighties also ran an egg business and he’d make his deliveries in his Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow. A proper character Mr Woolley.

Anyway, with 1400 or so Karma kits sold in VW Beetle and Alfa Romeo-based forms, with the vast majority using an un-modified Beetle floorpan, it really is a notable kit and was the UK’s first Dino-inspired kit, when it first appeared here in 1983.

It started life as an American kit called the Kelmark GT and made by Custom Classics and was originally sold in the UK by another well-known name of the kitcar industry, Dave Perry, who told me once that he sold about 350 of them before moving to his friend Roger’s RW Kitcars operation.

Roger has decided that he’d like to sell the Karma project to include all rights, moulds and jigs and also a running Alfa Boxer-engined demonstrator and is looking at offers of around £10,000.

If you are interested contact Roger Woolley on 07802 370 645 ENDS.