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AntonUK

posted on 7/2/18 at 01:13 PM Reply With Quote
When a Kit Car isnt a Kit Car

Random conversation starter, when is a Kit Car not a Kit Car?

My car is a factory built Ginetta G27, but was available as a kit for home builders at the time.

Does it qualify as a kit car as in essence it was never supplied as a kit...

Thoughts?





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theduck

posted on 7/2/18 at 01:32 PM Reply With Quote
For what purpose are we describing it as a kit car or not?
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Toys2

posted on 7/2/18 at 01:45 PM Reply With Quote
The 60's Lotus Elan was available in Kit Form, mainly to avoid New Car Tax, they don't get referred to as kit cars though
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WallerZero

posted on 7/2/18 at 02:09 PM Reply With Quote
Technically, every car is a kit car if you want to call the BOM a kit lol

Personally I'd go with it being a kit car if the public was able to purchase a kit (collection of parts) to build it themselves





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posted on 7/2/18 at 02:28 PM Reply With Quote
I gave up long ago about this very question.

One bloke even said; "But you went to Stoneleigh, to the Kit Car Show, so it must be a Kit Car".


The week before he had been to a steam rally in his Moggy Minor...... but then I decided it wasn't worth the argument.


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steve m

posted on 7/2/18 at 06:39 PM Reply With Quote
"Personally I'd go with it being a kit car if the public was able to purchase a kit (collection of parts) to build it themselves"

Ive always referred to my car as a component car, as its a locost, built from scratch but using parts from many sources
yet home made chassis etc as per "the book" ish

So, is mine a kit car ? I suppose in a way it is and isn't,

but the Caterhams are, or were available in kit form, and a friend did exactly that, built a caterham from a few boxes of parts, so do we label Caterhams as kit cars ? no

Infact if we did, i doubt there would be many Caterhams left on the road, as there 90% snobbish owners would not be able to live with the fact they were kit car owners





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tims31

posted on 7/2/18 at 08:34 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by steve m

but the Caterhams are, or were available in kit form, and a friend did exactly that, built a caterham from a few boxes of parts, so do we label Caterhams as kit cars ? no

Infact if we did, i doubt there would be many Caterhams left on the road, as there 90% snobbish owners would not be able to live with the fact they were kit car owners


Do Caterham still sell kits, I thought most of their cars were pre-built?





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rusty nuts

posted on 8/2/18 at 06:02 PM Reply With Quote
Caterham owners club always have a good turnout at Stoneleigh so I suppose it's still available as a component kit?
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rdodger

posted on 8/2/18 at 06:24 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tims31
quote:
Originally posted by steve m

but the Caterhams are, or were available in kit form, and a friend did exactly that, built a caterham from a few boxes of parts, so do we label Caterhams as kit cars ? no

Infact if we did, i doubt there would be many Caterhams left on the road, as there 90% snobbish owners would not be able to live with the fact they were kit car owners


Do Caterham still sell kits, I thought most of their cars were pre-built?


They still sell a kit of every part to assemble a particular model but I don't think you can buy the starter kit without engine etc any more.

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40inches

posted on 8/2/18 at 06:32 PM Reply With Quote
It appears that Caterham models are still available in kit form, the cost of factory assembly is 2500
http://uk.caterhamcars.com/cars/self-assembly

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