SS100 - Carisma Century Kit Car

SS100 - Carisma Century Kit Car

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corax

Original Poster:

19 posts

209 months

Thursday 7th August 2003
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Hi there,

I recently bought a Carisma Century Kit car which I love to pieces.

I was wondering if anyone has details about an owners club, how many where built etc...

The company that built them went out of business but I'd like to find out as much as I can.

Any help would be great

Regards
CH

grahambell

2,700 posts

236 months

Thursday 7th August 2003
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Hi corax,

Don't know if this is still current, but have the following address for Carisma owners club:

Ted Legg, 5 Old Station Court, Blunham, Beds, MK44 3PN.
Tel. 01767 640892.

corax

Original Poster:

19 posts

209 months

Wednesday 13th August 2003
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Cheers for the info I'll give it a try.

Regards
Chris

corax

Original Poster:

19 posts

209 months

Thursday 4th September 2003
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Ted Legg does not appear to have the same Telephone No.

Any other Carisma Century owners out there?

Regards
Chris

kitcarman

805 posts

209 months

Thursday 4th September 2003
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This is the number that appears in the Kit Car club list.

That list is only as accurate as the information supplied to us. Two points arrise. Firstly sorry! Secondly please keep us up-to-date with any information you glean in respect to the whereabouts of o/c's.

corax

Original Poster:

19 posts

209 months

Friday 5th September 2003
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Since buying my Car a few months ago my search for any info regarding other cars and the owners club has failed to date.

Therefore I'm on the look out for other cars and owners of the SS100 look a likes.

Before people mail me details off the web regaring Ted Legg I'll let you know the telephone numbers disconnected and the postal address doesn,t send replies back (I've tried mailing him.)

Also, if anyone is attending the Donington event and see's a Carisma Century, please get there contact details.

I have a mission!

Regards
Chris

corax

Original Poster:

19 posts

209 months

Wednesday 15th October 2003
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Its been over two months since my first posts with regards to the Carisma Century SS100 Roadster.

To date no luck at all, I haven't seen another one or any info.

Perhaps the Car is rather more rare than I previously imagined.

Still looking...

Regards
Chris

Michael English

2 posts

200 months

Wednesday 5th May 2004
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Yup, I have one too, bought it in Dec 03, drove it home in Jan with no sidescreens or heater & snow on ground & roof down as it was a bit torn !
Ted Legg does eventually respond to letters but phone number is wrong. He says the club is dead as there are just two active members ... could be two more now, I'll write to him again.
I know so little about it ... rumoured to have been a US kit based on VW floorpan, yet looks a lot like a Panther J72. Mine is claimed to be a prototype but I doubt it, said to be based on a 2 litre Cortina Sport ... some bits probably are !
I'm 6 ft and the cut down jag seats in it still left too little room, so I cut out a chunk behind the drivers side and fitted old Spitfire seats. Am planning a Mini heater, have fitted some clear plastic sidescreens but would like a better solution. Suspension is very hard, vibrates like hell at 55mph, but ace fun. How's yours ? Where are you, I'm Somerset. Mike.

Michael English

2 posts

200 months

Friday 14th May 2004
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Where are you Chris ? No reply from my email to your account as yet. I just got off the phone from the guy who built my Carisma (at a cost 0f 8,500 to MOT in 1990) & have a fair bit of useful info now . I'll be at Beaulieu Auto Jumble tomorrow Sat 15th May, mine's red ..... Mike

>> Edited by Michael English on Friday 14th May 13:24

corax

Original Poster:

19 posts

209 months

Tuesday 25th January 2005
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Dear Micheal

I've tried contacting you via email.

Please feel free calling me
Regards
Chris
Tel: 07074-767169

stevemanley

1 posts

173 months

Friday 25th August 2006
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Not sure if you guys are still around but I built one of these. It's currently off the road and has been for 10 years now but still in one peice just needs some TLC. I was one of the original builders in the early 90's.

Steve

ocheye

3 posts

152 months

Wednesday 18th June 2008
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Hi Guys
I wonder if any of you are still Carisma Century owners. I've just bought one that was built by a Mr. R. John of Pontypridd in Wales and would love to get in touch with other owners.
I've written to Ted Legg and have spoken to Chris from this topic and he has been really encouraging although he has sold his lovely Carisma "Lady Anne".
Mine needs a fair bit of work though does have a year's MOT. I am looking for a suitable set of wire wheels as it is currently on 13" lattice alloys which look rather strange. It's a shame as they are mint with great tyres but the offset is such that they protrude beyond the wings. If you can point me in the right direction for compatible wire wheels I would be delighted. Also I would like to mount the spare on the boot and would like photos or an illustration of suitable bracketing.
If any of you have pics of your cars I'd love to see them. Also advice on fixing the dashboard in place. The manual suggests strips of glassfibre but that doesn't strike me as very strong. All advice gratefully received.
Cheers
Andy 07900 634252 (Cumbria)

ocheye

3 posts

152 months

Wednesday 14th October 2009
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topcabbie

7 posts

12 months

Friday 8th May 2020
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Hi Guys, found one of these unfinished in Scotland 6 months ago, now in the process of rebuilding her,
Are any owners still out there????
Regards
Tim

Ambleton

5,062 posts

153 months

Friday 8th May 2020
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Holy thread resurrection Batman! Best one I've seen In a while - 11yrs!

topcabbie

7 posts

12 months

Thursday 14th May 2020
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Hi, purchase one 6 months ago, build started in 1979 in London and stopped in 1980, changed hands 3 times over the 40 years with each owner not touching her, 99% all parts still with her and mostly boxed from new, found her in Scotland, now nearing completion apart from interior, that was all missing, just dashboard not fitted but new as well, I have a build manual and receipts from the start
Do you still have yours as I have only just found your post.
Tim getacab2002@yahoo.co.uk as I doubt I will find this site again!!! lol
Tim

topcabbie

7 posts

12 months

Friday 15th May 2020
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Lol, just not many of these old girls about and research and owners seem to be like hens teeth!!!

topcabbie

7 posts

12 months

Saturday 26th September 2020
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No response !!! does anyone know of a Carisma Jaguar SS kit car owner out there ???
Thanks all

sezmgf

2 posts

3 months

Monday 26th October 2020
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Hi topcabbie,

I have just become the owner of a Carisma Century.... was running and looked good but is going to be a complete body off resto... The owners club appears to be defunct now though I managed to get in touch with Ocheye who posted on this forum in 2008. He had managed to find most of the UK owners at that time but most seem to have disappeared now.
Happy to get in touch and swap notes!

topcabbie

7 posts

12 months

Saturday 21st November 2020
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Hi sezmgf
Yes nice to find another owner, mine now needs a full interior as it’s never been competed or registered, I am now waiting for the summer to do it so she is wintered up in the garage, what area do you live in, ?
Somehow I missed your car until after it sold then came across it, it looked good, why a rebuild??
Stay safe

I have a list of old owners that came with my car !!


Edited by topcabbie on Saturday 21st November 10:28