Kitcar Like a C / D Type ?

Kitcar Like a C / D Type ?

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KTMsm

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266 months

Wednesday 13th March
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I've had loads of kitcars over the years -most recently a Seight - I would like a Jaguar C or D type replica but I can't justify the £50k+

What's a similar kit that I should search for ?

Front engine, RWD with ideally a 6 or 8 cylinder engine - must be a driver's car not a cruiser

I don't want a cobra nor a re-bodied Z3, I thought about buying another Griffith but I prefer the look of older cars

Thanks

Biggy Stardust

7,068 posts

47 months

Wednesday 13th March
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KTMsm said:
I don't want a cobra nor a re-bodied Z3
Thanks
Sure? There's a Z3 based D-type.

http://www.tributeautomotive.com/dtype.html

markiii

3,698 posts

197 months

Wednesday 13th March
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couple of half decent E-Type kits dependant on your tastes. But not seen a C or D kit for a long time

Not sure if any are still available new but JPR wildcat E-Types come up reaasonably easy if you want something to tweak to taste

markiii

3,698 posts

197 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Biggy Stardust said:
KTMsm said:
I don't want a cobra nor a re-bodied Z3
Thanks
Sure? There's a Z3 based D-type.

http://www.tributeautomotive.com/dtype.html
I'd missed that but hope its more convincing in the flesh

KTMsm

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Wednesday 13th March
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Biggy Stardust said:
Sure? There's a Z3 based D-type.

http://www.tributeautomotive.com/dtype.html
Yes - the Z3 isn't a great drivers car and I find it's engines dull too


KTMsm

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Wednesday 13th March
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I've been googling and found the Formosa based on a scimitar which is more to my tastes although the Ford V6 isn't great

The DBR1 / Replicar is another and I love MX5s but I'd want a better engine - like a Rocketeer V6

I'd rather have something older though


Pistom

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162 months

Wednesday 13th March
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KTMsm

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^^^ Looks fantastic

Biggy Stardust

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Wednesday 13th March
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KTMsm said:
Biggy Stardust said:
Sure? There's a Z3 based D-type.

http://www.tributeautomotive.com/dtype.html
Yes - the Z3 isn't a great drivers car and I find it's engines dull too

The 1.9 is crap; the 6 cylinder engines are brilliant. Mine handles better than most things on the road & I actually prefer it to my 911.

markiii

3,698 posts

197 months

Wednesday 13th March
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I have heard the BMW V12 will fit in the Z3

KTMsm

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Biggy Stardust said:
The 1.9 is crap; the 6 cylinder engines are brilliant. Mine handles better than most things on the road & I actually prefer it to my 911.
I find them unexciting

I've had 328, 330, 330 supercharged and currently have a 325Ti as everyone said they were more fun - still doesn't do it for me

I think more aggressive cams and a lightweight flywheel might transform them but I'm unwilling to gamble £1k in case it doesn't

GTRene

17,155 posts

227 months

Wednesday 13th March
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Biggy Stardust said:
KTMsm said:
Biggy Stardust said:
Sure? There's a Z3 based D-type.

http://www.tributeautomotive.com/dtype.html
Yes - the Z3 isn't a great drivers car and I find it's engines dull too

The 1.9 is crap; the 6 cylinder engines are brilliant. Mine handles better than most things on the road & I actually prefer it to my 911.
indeed, a Z3 can be a great drivers car, just change the bushings, suspension and put some bigger wheels (lower tire wall) and yes a 6 or even better light V8 can be a great combo.

example s65 V8 in a Z3 :-)


GTRene

17,155 posts

227 months

Wednesday 13th March
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this does not look bad eighter, you can give it a bigger engine swap, a lot engines in the UK are cheap.



https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1686312

GTRene

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227 months

Wednesday 13th March
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more expensive, but bigger engine and so on>



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1631077

KTMsm

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GTRene said:
this does not look bad eighter, you can give it a bigger engine swap, a lot engines in the UK are cheap.



https://www.carandclassic.com/l/C1686312
£27k for a Ford Cortina based kit that I'd assume needs an IVA - he's on drugs !

KTMsm

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GTRene said:
more expensive, but bigger engine and so on>



https://www.carandclassic.com/car/C1631077
That's one of the £50k cars that I can't justify - particularly when my dad used to buy and sell them for around half that

Bluevanman

7,542 posts

196 months

Wednesday 13th March
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KTMsm said:
£27k for a Ford Cortina based kit that I'd assume needs an IVA - he's on drugs !
Looks to be correctly registered for the time so no iva required

Equus

16,980 posts

104 months

Thursday 14th March
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Bluevanman said:
KTMsm said:
£27k for a Ford Cortina based kit that I'd assume needs an IVA - he's on drugs !
Looks to be correctly registered for the time so no iva required
But therein lies part of the OP's problem:

KTMsm said:
I would like a Jaguar C or D type replica but I can't justify the £50k+
Champagne tastes with fizzy pop budget expectations

Pistom

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162 months

Thursday 14th March
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Equus said:
Bluevanman said:
KTMsm said:
£27k for a Ford Cortina based kit that I'd assume needs an IVA - he's on drugs !
Looks to be correctly registered for the time so no iva required
But therein lies part of the OP's problem:

KTMsm said:
I would like a Jaguar C or D type replica but I can't justify the £50k+
Champagne tastes with fizzy pop budget expectations
There's plenty of fizzy pop which can still be enjoyable to drink. I think most of us have got hung up with the OP mentioning C and D types and even some of the £50K plus ones of those are nasty pastiches which is why I suggested the Formosa but not sure if that would give the driver reward he's looking for.

This also might not be his thing but at least it's not a nasty rip off of something which it's never going remotely emulate


Having said that, I had experience of a Cortina based Cobra in the 90s and it was actually a very decent car compared to the some Jag/Rover based ones simply because it was light with a decent chassis.

The only thing the OP is stating is he prefers the look of older cars and there's still some older cars which are cheap for what they offer.

Triumph TR6s are amazing value with great ones about for low £20s but the reason they're cheap is because there's loads of them (mostly red).

Here's an another direction with a bit more styling finesse than the TVRs of the same era but he'd have to hunt out a wooden chassis car to get the experience the designer intended. Quite a wide range of engine options, when they come up for sale are usually below £30K





KTMsm

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Thursday 14th March
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Thanks but a Marcos doesn't do it for me either

I want the old-fashioned looks with a decent engine

The MEV replicar, formosa etc are available at sensible prices - I don't see why adding a £2K engine should add 25k to the price

I'm happy to modify, finish building or wait. I just need to know what to search for and I'm sure there's more options out there