A company keeping a low profile but doing a great job is Basingstoke-based Classic Coachworks. Ian Castle’s operation (ably assisted by his son Ben and partner Belle Wednesday) act as agents for Tribute Automotive but put their own slant on things.

Among their kit packages, all body conversions based on BMW Z3 is the GT Hardtop, which to these eyes looks absolutely stunning. The quality of build is exemplary. Kits start at £5994 although they’ll build you one from £9500 INCLUDING a donor car.

The other models in their range are the GT Soft Top, Kobra, Cabrio Isabella and Le Mans Coupe. More information from www.classiccoachworks.org or 07834 627 700 ENDS.