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Author: Subject: when did they start build midengine kitcars?
kitman

posted on 3/5/13 at 03:21 PM Reply With Quote
when did they start build midengine kitcars?

I'm wondered if there is a list of existing midengine kitcars?
Or are most one offs?

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loggyboy

posted on 3/5/13 at 03:43 PM Reply With Quote
Sylva Riot, R1ot & Mojo(now owned by someone else IIRC)
Sylva J15
Mk Midi
VStorm
Hawk Stratos

Im sure there are lots more






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adithorp

posted on 3/5/13 at 03:49 PM Reply With Quote
Don't know of an existing list but...

Sylva R1ot, J15, J16, Vectis, Mojo (formerly Sylva but made by someone else now)
MK Engineering Midi
MEV Sonic7, Rocket, Mevabusa
Ultima
Gardner Douglas T70
Spire
Radical
AB Performance Sabre
MK Stealth
SDR V-storm

Will that do for starters?

Then there's the replicas of Stratos, GT40 ..and ferraris

[Edited on 3/5/13 by adithorp]





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garyo

posted on 3/5/13 at 04:14 PM Reply With Quote
The old GTM coupe etc?
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nick205

posted on 3/5/13 at 05:16 PM Reply With Quote
Probably easier to think of it in terms of declining numbers of cheap/suitable RWD donors. This has prompted kit makers to look at FWD donors, which lend themselves to mid engine RWD installations.








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britishtrident

posted on 3/5/13 at 05:37 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by garyo
The old GTM coupe etc?


Yes Cox GTM was the first followed a few years later by the Mini A series engined Davrians, Davrian also used a Fiesta power pack in the Dragon version of the Mk8.

Of course the Renault powered Lotus Europa was sold as a kit to avoid purchase tax.





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SPYDER

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Talon Motorsport

posted on 3/5/13 at 06:52 PM Reply With Quote
Why did they stop making this?
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swanny

posted on 3/5/13 at 08:45 PM Reply With Quote
Rights were sold to Westfield, they ave been promising a new model for the last couple of years
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Volvorsport

posted on 3/5/13 at 09:01 PM Reply With Quote
davrian started with imp engines........in 67 , bout same time as gtm....





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daniel mason

posted on 3/5/13 at 09:04 PM Reply With Quote
to add to list.
malin 5exi,
gtm libra,
mnr lmp






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Dingz

posted on 3/5/13 at 09:18 PM Reply With Quote
Even Richard Stewart of Robin Hood built a couple of rear metro engined 7s. not sure if any exist now though.





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whitestu

posted on 3/5/13 at 09:36 PM Reply With Quote
Didn't they make a Clan Crusader with an Alfa Boxer engine in the 80s?
Think that was actually rear engined though.
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inkafone

posted on 3/5/13 at 10:30 PM Reply With Quote
Deep Sanderson & Unipower where some of the first




[Edited on 3/5/13 by inkafone]

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bi22le

posted on 3/5/13 at 11:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by adithorp
Don't know of an existing list but...

Sylva R1ot, J15, J16, Vectis, Mojo (formerly Sylva but made by someone else now)
MK Engineering Midi
MEV Sonic7, Rocket, Mevabusa
Ultima
Gardner Douglas T70
Spire
Radical
AB Performance Sabre
MK Stealth
SDR V-storm

Will that do for starters?

Then there's the replicas of Stratos, GT40 ..and ferraris

[Edited on 3/5/13 by adithorp]


Gardner Douglas T70 is still one of my favorite kit cars and watching the you tube vid of it at the ring shows its a pretty special car.





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kitman

posted on 4/5/13 at 08:47 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SPYDER









Which one is this white car?
I like that, looks a bit simular as the one I try to build.

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deeceee09

posted on 4/5/13 at 09:08 AM Reply With Quote
Ginetta G15





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kitman

posted on 4/5/13 at 09:14 AM Reply With Quote
I've been looking at GTM cars.
Did they had atube chassis, or just body?
I build a chassis looking to a TVR we have and just wondering how they are been made in the verry past.

[Edited on 4/5/13 by kitman]

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ceebmoj

posted on 4/5/13 at 09:20 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kitman
I've been looking at GTM cars.
Did they had atube chassis, or just body?


Thay are a fiberglass monocope. With a frame that bolts to each end . I would like one as some point.

[Edited on 4/5/13 by ceebmoj]

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Volvorsport

posted on 4/5/13 at 09:22 AM Reply With Quote
the white car is a midtec spyder..... designed by lee noble.

cox gtm , ginetta , clan , davrian were all pure grp monocoques ....





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40inches

posted on 4/5/13 at 09:33 AM Reply With Quote
Tornado GT40, for 30 years








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kitman

posted on 4/5/13 at 09:58 AM Reply With Quote
The midtec chassis is a nice example of using triangles at midtec.nl
Been looking to all the cars of above lists.
Intresting.

[Edited on 4/5/13 by kitman]

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kitman

posted on 28/6/13 at 08:57 PM Reply With Quote
It should be nice if I could find an older, '80s road legal midengine car, or at least some paperwork.
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blakep82

posted on 28/6/13 at 08:59 PM Reply With Quote
Mini marcos?





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