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Volkswagen 1302

With summer finally we’re taking a look at top fibreglass funmobiles, kicking off the Chesil Speedster, a replica upon Porsche’s 356 model a few subtle modifications to aid 90’s

Chesil, based near in Dorset, produce about 30 of Speedsters a year, enough to an air of exclusivity for their drivers. top sports cars give the driving fun in this country and the weather may at times try to argue the nothing beats the wind in hair feeling of open top driving.

According to Chesil, not only air-cooled VW owners who after these cars. you believe Porsche 911 owners often pop-in for a visit to And why not.

The bodywork is glassfibre and resin referred to as G.R.P. — reinforced plastic), supported by a steel sub-chassis bonded to the inside. This considerably the body’s torsional stiffness and bolted to the Beetle floorpan the structure becomes very indeed. Perhaps you’re at an almost dead Bug on the drive now and thinking.


Whether it be a swing-axle or the later double-jointed rear Beetle, either floorpan is as a chassis. However, the front strut suspension is not used as relies on the Beetle’s inner to support the top of the coil springs and it is to use the front torsion bar system relies solely on the chassis Hence, the 1302/1303 floorpan be equipped with a new torsion-beam framehead.

The pan is also shortened which, as who has done this procedure will tell you, is a job for the or those of us that are competent a measuring stick, level, and welder. As for the remainder of the running it’s all Beetle based from the transmission and engine to any other bits you might to incorporate.

From the outside the is true to the original 356 with a few Porscheophiles will have spotted the exterior fuel flap, a feature not seen on the car, just one of the small and alterations incorporated into the design since production of the Speedster first began in the late 1980s. Since a two-plus-two, a posh name for a that costs more for not a decent back set, got the option of a classy luggage and some matching towel-rail

Volkswagen 1302

When it comes to putting the foot to the floor, the Chesil disappoints. It’s light, and handles just like a car should do. The Speedster lent to us was by a little 1600cc with a of Weber 34ICTs and certainly had go to entertain around the bends and on the A 1776cc option is available delivers a healthy 90BHP using the Weber 34’s and for all out there’s a stroker 2 litre Sadly, neither the 1.8 or 2.0 litre available on the day, but we dreamt.

The interior of the Speedster feels much a sports-car. Earlier all had basic bucket seats and side screens (door but now, sitting in a Speedster is comfortable than in your armchair in your own living With a choice of seats your choice of seats after all, this is a kit car and as such the choice of components is to your way of thinking, you can make it the way you like. Today, wind-up glass replaces the fly-screens. How

With each car being to order and such a large of options available from the opportunity exists to tailor vehicle precisely to the customer’s Bearing in mind the meagre 30 a year being produced it looks as if the owner of a Chesil will accidentally cross with another Chesil, let one with an identical all-over Individuality is a virtual guarantee!

Of course there will be a and one questions to answer about any car or kit car and that is really down to you and the in this case Chesil. The has been granted approval of the Vehicle Approval test so should be no problems at registration As a vehicle that can be bought in kit or fully constructed, with a list options available the smallest component to engine and specifications, prices will For more information on these and any other questions you might call Chesil on 01308

Volkswagen 1302

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