The community of special car builders responded to this with their own . _7abc19b32c_zA Locost with a Toyota engine. Yes, you can build a Locost sports car for just a few grand. May 18, Explore ERN’s board “KIT CARS – LOCOST” on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Kit cars, Lotus 7 and Car stuff.

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Yes I remember pre sva days.

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Then drove us a couple of hundred miles down to meet our friend. I would rather the choice be my own. Cxr Locost is a home-built car. Retrieved from ” https: How does a car like this work in the U. I wonder, am I the only one thinking it might be fun to drop a carr valve Cummins short block into one of these?

Most rights infringing draconian legislation starts there and spreads east. A Locost with a Toyota engine.

That is proportionately more for such lightweight cars and, being low to the ground, there is less room underneath. Jenny, maybe a follow-up article? I neeearly bought me a pile of octopus wrestling a couple of years ago.

Body panels are usually fiberglass nose and wings and aluminium side panels. Or say a rebodied scimitar and you trim the rear bumper outriggers where they stick out and form a risk for other vehicles and suddenly youve modified the chassis and have to go for IVA. The uk may have been a car builders paradise in days gone by, but thats long gone.


You might argue its about safety, but the accident rate of modified and homebuilt vehicles is staggeringly low compared to producton vehicles, caf the owners dont want to waste all that work and effort? The race Locosts seem to demonstrate the toughness of the frame on numerous outings. No mention of IVA or registation, which is the real nightmare with locosts in the UK where this article was thought of.

January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Many different companies cr and sell parts and complete kits for building the car.

You are commenting using your WordPress. I would also be really interested in electric versions. The suggested donor car is a Ford Sierra.

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Whether it helps, YMMV. Westfield SE Wide Body 2. Articles needing additional references from January All articles needing additional references All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Commons category link is on Wikidata Articles with Curlie links. Various modifications have been made to the basic design, including wider versions for more generously proportioned drivers, stiffer versions with more reinforcement, and rollover bars and cages for the racing versions.


Back to home page Return to top. Hot rodding is also under the cosh as of late too. The subject car differs most significantly from the original in that it has an independent rear suspension. I was amazed at the time.

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Rear wheel drive Escorts are now hard to find due to their becoming a classic car in their own right, continued use in Rallying and increased interest from collectors. See all condition definitions – opens in a new window or tab.

My mate changed his Land Rover from fuel-injected to carburetted in about an hour in his garage. Really, you can take currently legally registered production cars and they fail the iva test, let alone a classic car. A personal view is that it is best in its purest form: