What an opportunity to create your own dream. To be an individual. To have what you want or design. To build your own car.
There have always been one off special builders, but today’s explosion of kit cars must be a reaction to the limited number of surviving motor manufacturers, all producing similar boxes.
Now there are car kits for amateurs and car kits for pros. There are kits to convert, Volkswagens, Fords, Jaguars, Pontiac Fieros and more into something unique and exotic.
About 100 different companies offer:
Exotics including replicas of Ferrari, Lamborghini, and original designs
Classic Replicas, including Austin Healey, MG, Thunderbird, Corvette, Mercedes, Cord, Maserati, Lister, Lotus, Jaguar, Auburn, Cobras, Porsche Speedsters, GT40s and many more.
Hot Rods of practically every description
Off road and Buggies
Ultra fast track day cars
Any kit show is packed with individual, intriguing and very tempting machines.
Many of them are great designs and good value, but be careful - it can be a bit of a minefield out there if you're not experienced and aren't sure what you're looking for, in your search for the right kit car project. You need to decide if you are going to go for a Classic, an Exotic, a Hotrod etc and then choose something that’s a good fit for your skills and budget. Web site forums are a great place to get started.
When you think about it, each and every kit car is built and finished only as well as its builder's skills and knowledge allow. So cars out there can vary from bodged to beautiful. Frost can help with paints for preparing the frame, the best tools for the job, new nuts and bolts and car care products to give it that final finish.
Most builders have as much enjoyment creating their masterpiece as driving it. We hope you have fun doing both.