Great to see the Chesil marque exhibiting at last weekend’s Classic Motor Show at the NEC. Now owned by Westfield Sports Cars, two examples of the superb Porsche 356 Speedster replica were on the stand.

For those that want Beetle-power and running gear for their Speedster, the Classic model comes with a 1600cc air-cooled engine although 1800 or 2-litre upgrades are available along with many other options.

Comprehensive kits start at £29,995 inc VAT with turnkeys from £32,995 inc VAT. Don’t forget that Westfield complete kits come with everything you require to build a car.

Also available is the Chesil E, which denotes electric power, which is ideal for those that want to embrace modern technology wrapped up in a retro-style package. Power comes from a Hyper 9 electric motor and re-conditioned Tesla batteries, which give the equivalent of 120bhp. The range is quoted as being between 180-200-miles.

We believe that the Chesil E is the first electric vehicle to be available for home assembly.

Kit prices start at £54,995 with fully built Chesil Es from £57,995.

For more information visit or 01384 400 077 ENDS.