We have identified a number of useful suppliers who are selling
Speedster Kits, and parts and materials for building and restoration.
Many of these organisations in the UK don't have web sites running
yet, but the situation is changing rapidly.
Where we have located a useful internet address you just need
to click on the supplier name and you'll be connected directly
to their Web site.
If you know of any other sites or addresses that you can recommend,
please let John
Mercer know and they can be added to the list. -
When contacting suppliers - do let them know you found
them on the Speedsters and Spyders site!
PARTS AND ENGINEERING SERVICES
Supplies electrical components and accessories for vehicle wiring, whether it be repairs, upgrades or a complete re-wire - www.12voltplanet.co.uk
Pete Nice now runs a mobile mechanic service specialising in aircooled VW engines. Pete will travel out a fair way from Surrey/Hants area & is good at fault finding & diagnostics. He usually has a few sets of twin carbs lying around too if you know anyone that's looking - www.aircooledtechnic.co.uk
11 Swan Units, Heron Rd, Exeter, Devon, EX2 7LL
Contact: Mark Pyne - tel: 01392 447710 - email@example.com
Engineering company in Exeter, specialising in metal polishing.
Worth contacting if you have any car components requiring restoration/polishing.
They are the preferred polisher of Marlin Sportscars UK and are
very experienced in this market and produce a very high standard
of finish/polish, at competitive prices.
Specialists in Chroming and Metal Polishing - Hothfield Near
Ashord in Kent
tel: 01233 660 879 - email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Autofarm are Porsche specialists based in Oxford who concentrate
on service and difficult to find engine parts. Telescopic drain
tubes, head studs, bearings, valves, gaskets, chains, tensioners,
alloy gear, rocker covers etc. all at discouted prices. Lots
of other stuff worth looking at on the site. Contact Robin Bartholomew
at Autofarm on 01865 331 234
Based near Sittingbourne, Kent, this company specialise in Rolling Road tuning and are keen to help owners of classic and kit cars get the most out of their engines. Recommended by a number of car clubs as well as me.
Newington Industrial Estate, London Rd, Newington, Sittingbourne ME9 7NU
Contact: Andy Puttock tel: 01795 843 980
Based in Farnham, Surrey, this company breaks Beetles on a regular basis & normally scrap useable floorpans which is a shame 'cos a lot are tax free with log books!
They hold tons of good used aircooled spares.
Unit D1-D2 Preymead Farm
Surrey GU9 9LR
01252 326 767
Bernard Newbury Coachtrimmers
Specialising only iinterior trim, Bernard Newbury's work has
won many awards. Seats, carpets, door panels, hoods and complete
1 Station Road, LEIGH-ON-SEA, Essex, SS9 1ST Tel. 01702 710 211
Fax. 01702 470 276
This company is an importer and agent for a number of manufacturers
of VW custom and performance parts and offers a full fitting
service. They are agents for Bernd Ahnendorp exhausts and I got
my BAS Type 1 Sports System from them which offers a 5% power
increase, a lovely sound and tail pipes exiting in the correct
place for a 356. They also sell carb systems and oil cooling
accessories. Helpful advice and enthusiastic service.
8 Berrington Road, Sydenham Industrial Estate, LEAMINGTON SPA,
CV31 1NB Tel. 01926 451 545 Fax. 01926 885 535
Breakerlink - find the part you need from breakers, dealers and parts suppliers across the UK.
Chesil Motor Company
Provides both Speedster kits and finished vehicles. Based in Bridport, Dorset DT6 5JA - tel: 01308 897 072
Website: www.chesil.biz - trading again after being wound up in 2007 but website has not been updated for many years and they do not seem to reliably return calls and emails. Website shows 2009 date so beware prices published are out-of-date.
This company can finish or restore the trim of your Speedster. Seats, door panels, all interior trimwork undertaken.
Unit 17A Honeybourne Industrial Estate, Western Road, Honeybourne, EVESHAM, Worcestershire, WR11 5QF Tel. 01386 834 454
Douglas Valley Breakers is the UK's largest Porsche breakers.
Among other models, they dismantle 356s and salvage hard-to-find
Tel. 01257 472 866 Fax. 01257 426 577
East Kent Trim Supplies
Specialists in windscreen rubbers, sponge and rubber seals. A
huge range of seals, grommets, pipings and fixings.
Jubilee Road, Worth, DEAL, Kent, CT14 0DT - Tel 01304 611 681
Euro Car Parts
Probably the UK's largest independent online VW parts supplier.
85 Stores nationwide - helpful customer service
Europa Specialist Spares & Motorsport
Huge range of hard to find items for people building or restoring
classic cars. I've used them for Wood Rim steering wheels, oil
cooling and fuel line parts. Their catalogue is really excellent
with several thousand items.
Fauld Industrial Park, Tutbury, BURTON ON TRENT, Staffordshire,
DE13 9HR Tel. 01283 815 609
Floor Mat Express
Car Mats and Auto Floor Mats - Floor Mat Express has Custom Floor
Mats for just about any Vehicle imaginable. Your Floor Mats are
customized exactly the way you want them and shipped directly
to your door.
A leading independent Porsche specialist with outstanding engineering
facilities. They handle engine and transmission rebuilds, body
repairs and conversion, and complete restorations.
Chapel Lane, Mareham-le-Fen, BOSTON, Lincolnshire, PE22 7QW
Tel. 01507 568 474
GSF Car Parts (formerly German & Swedish)
Specialist parts for air-cooled VW and Porsche. Very large stocks
with main warehouse near Heathrow.
Run by Gary Webb - speciality is the design, repair, and modification
of all things fibreglass. Gary will also prep. bodywork ready
for paint. - samples of Gary's work are on the website above.
If you have any problems with GRP - Gary can probably help -
contact him on: 01507 524 426 or email@example.com
Useful source for auto electrical wiring accessories at good
prices. See website for details. Contact David Olson
Unit 1, Agar Way, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 3SF - tel: 01209
Core business is the locating & Inspection of sports and
prestige vehicles. Offer a bespoke pre purchase check individually
designed for quality marques. Provide a nation wide service.8
Newby Street, Ripon, North Yorkshire, HG4 1QH
tel: 07793 818 664 - Contact Stephen Wallinger
Just Aircooled specialise in VW Camper and Beetle parts. Just like any Volkswagen fans, we are a passionate company that loves to see these stunning pieces of art being well looked after and well maintained.
14 North Notts Business Centre
32-34 Rosemary Street
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. NG18 1QL
They probably have the largest stock of early VW parts in Europe
including West Coast Metric. They have a 356 parts catalogue
to drool over and are agents for Auto Specialities of California.
They stock hard-to-find steering wheels and can help with upholstery
and hoods. Richard King, the owner is one of the foremost 356
experts in the country. Lots of rare parts and accessories.
Kennedys Bodyshop Ltd
50 a lynch lane
Dorset DT4 9DN tel 01305 770949
Contact Jonathan Bond
- Porsche trained ex-Cheil employee and Speedster owner
- Fully equipped bodyshop
- Full or part resprays
- Insurance accident repairs
- Servicing and mechanical repairs
- All work guaranteed - all at competitive prices
We both have 50 years between us experience in bodyshops repairing
all sorts of vehicles we have both just left a BMW bodyshop
to start up on our own
Claiming to offer a complete service to air-cooled VW with standard,
performance and custom parts. Fitting servicing and restoration
facilities. Good source of performance parts.
Unit 5 Oldbury Road, Smethwick, WARLEY, B66 1NU - Tel. 0121 558
An independent Porsche Parts specialist. Julian Carter is the
contact and he claims to be able to source any Porsche part.
5 Kimber Road, Wandsworth, LONDON, SW18 4NR - tel. 0181 874 0911
M Restorations & Services Ltd
Authorised West Coast Metric dealers
Scat VW performance parts dealers.
01676 530 500 - 07837 664 009
also Volkswagen camper specialists
Machine7 specialise in Parts, Spares and Accessories
for all classic VW Air-cooled models. Micheal has some very nice
bits of kit & can fit any wheel to any VW!
Formerly Trac Services, producers of the Technic Kits, now partnership
between Barry Martin and Mike Walker who offer a Technic 550
Spyder and a Technic Speedster as kits for self assembly or as
turnkey vehicles individually built to the customer's specification.
Martin and Walker Ltd, Thruxton Industrial Estate, Thruxton Circuit,
ANDOVER, Hampshire, SP I I 8PW
Tel. 01264 773 585 or 773 202
The UK's leading builder of 356/912 engines for road and competition
use, backed by an experienced and dedicated technical team. Full
restoration, maintenance and race preparation services. Suppliers
of the UK's largest range of mechanical and performance parts
for classic Porsches - especially 356 and 912. Stockists of Shasta
Design Pistons, Precision Matters Range, Neutek Camshafts and
many other fine components. For the best advice - and to experience
the difference - call us on 01787 476 338. The company is run
by Andy Prill, who is well-known in 356 circles from his participation
in many historic events from Carrera Panamericana to Le Mans
Claims to have the largest range of second-hand and new air-cooled
VW parts in the country.
Unit 3, White Hart Road, Plumstead, LONDON, SE18 1DG - Tel. 0181
Although specialising in alloy wheels (4 and 5 stud), this company
also stocks shims and spacers and caps. Thet are also agents
for sports seats and custom steering wheels. Midland Wheels Cornwood
Farm, Napton Road, Stockton, RUGBY, Warwickshire, CV23 8HU -
Tel. 01926 817 444
A UK based company offering quality car parts at prices far cheaper than the high street. Good website with wide range of products, online ordering and rapid delivery service.
Green or Recycled car parts offer a cost effective way to repair your vehicle when new parts make a repair uneconomical or unaffordable.
Based in Haslingden Lancashire, BB4 5EH
tel: 01706 230155 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pilgrim Motorsports - Now reintroducing a Speedster replica kit for use with a donor VW Beetle chassis. The kit includes Pilgrim Speedster sub chassis, body tub, doors, engine cover & bonnet, All hinges for doors, engine cover & bonnet, bumpers. 12 week delivery time. More details on their website.
|Units 12-14 Mackley Ind Estate
West Sussex BN5 9XJ
tel: 01273 493 860
Piper Specialist Trimmers
Based in Somerset
Tel. 01963 441 431
Car trimmers and restoration company for 356 originals and replicas
RAM Gasket Solutions Ltd
Cardrew Industrial Estate
Cornwall TR15 1SS
Tel. 01209 314700
Custom gasket manufacturer and material supplier. Happy to be
of assistance to Speedster & Spyder Owners
Retrodubs - online parts and accessories
for aircooled VWs - buy online from Unit 4 Killiwherries Ind
Chacewater, Truro, Cornwall, TR4 8QF
Tel: 01872 561194
Roger Bray Restorations
New website, with almost 100% of all existing Speedster parts
accessible through its online catalogue - recommended by member
Devon EX5 2QB - tel: 01404 822 005
Scholar Racing - Stainless Steel
braided brake hoses and fittings
Keith Hamer contacted us offering a discount and preferentiial
service to Speedster & Spyder Club Members. Visit his excellent
website and quote your membership number when ordering.Scholar
been supplying all maner of brake parts to the motorsport industry
for about 15 years now, Keith was also involved with the D.R.K.
Kitcar project . Keith offers Club Members the benefits of using
Stainless Steel braided brake hoses and fittings, as used in
most of the International, National, and Club racing formula,
at a very competative prices via their website.
Based in Cradley Heath in the West Midlands, Severn Classics offer a complete 356A Speedster kit to use with a donor VW Beetle. They offer a floorpan shortening and reinforcing service and supply a complete body tub with doors, bonnet and engine cover pre-mounted. They also offer a 'California' kit, which is similar to the 356 replica but with flared wheel arches and minimal trim. Lots of detailed information on their website.
Specialists in German Car Parts and have been around for around 15 years now. They handle ALL german Car Parts ranging from the VW air-cooled and Water cooled engine to the Porsche Boxster! Based in London, tel. 020 85271234 contact Viresh
Base in Kenilworth and run by Gary Blundell, Speedster Clinic has been building and repairing Speedsters for many years. As long ago as 1998 he began producing his own kits, supplying them to customers in the UK and across Europe. The latest generation Speedster kits and components combine engineering integrity with stylish good looks. www.speedsterclinic.com
Established in 2003, this UK based company make a RSK Spyder replica which is available in kit form and based on a shortened beetle chassis. All parts are available separately. Contact tel is 01452 863 658 and email: email@example.com - website: www.718-rsk.co.uk
A useful company for fine tuning your Speedster or Spyder with
fully equipped workshop, Sun Electronic Engine Diagnosis, and
Rolling Road Dyno Tuning. Also helpful on cooling parts.
3 Enterprise Works, Alexandra Road, Ponders End, ENFIELD, Middlesex,
EN3 7EH Tel. 0181 805 4865
Based near Sutton Valence in Kent. Best I have found for sorting out steering problems and setting up alignment for road or track. Matt Oliver is the contact. Unit 1 Gladwish Farm, Sutton Valence, Kent ME17 3EL
tel: 07764 766785 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Ta Classics
Based in Oldbury, West Midlands and founded by Fuzz Townshend and Dave Tassell, To Ta offer a wide range of experience on alll matters regarding classic car maintenance, repair or restoration. They can provide expert advice on your Speedster project - Dave Tassell was responsible for a well documented Speedster build featured on TV and in the press and Fuzz Townshend is one of the stars of TV's 'Car SOS', and they are backed up by a team of expert mechanics.
An online tyre retailer who offer a 5% discount on everything (other than sale items) on their site, to Speedsters & Spyders Club members. Use the code speedster5 at the online store checkout to get your discount.
VEEWEE Parts & Accessories
Established in 1976 by Stan West - offering a
wide range of parts and accessories for the Volkswagen Beetle,
Bus & Camper
Vintage Speed UK
Run by Dan Simpson the renowned VW engine builder based in Dover, Vintage Speed offers a wide range of parts and accessories for 356 Speedster replicas including stainless exhaust systems, carb linkages, air cleaners, shifters etc. email: email@example.com
contact between 9am-6pm on 01304 812 741.
VolksBits offer a wide range of VW parts and accessories for people building a VW based Speedster replica or even restoring a old 356. Their Order Hotline is 0871 222 1754 with a good online service.
A specialist online supplier of VW and Porshe parts and accessories
including complete air-cooled engines. Telephone order service
on 0208 683 7442
VW Heritage Parts Centre
Heritage supply a wide range of parts for Air-cooled VW - very
useful for hard to find parts when building a VW based replica
- 0845 873 8328
9-11 Consort Way
Victoria Business Park
West Sussex RH15 9TJ
Westside Motors supplies air-cooled spares, and handle
crypton tuning, chroming, powdercoating, sandblasting, welding,
spraying and restoration.
391 High Road, Woodford Green, Essex, IG8 0XG - tel. 0181 505
CLASSIC & KIT CAR INSURANCE
New insurance deal for Club Members with 2GETHER, Kit Car Insurance specialists. Up to 20% off premiums with agreed value options and limited mileage discounts. Breakdown Cover also available. Simply call 01945 465 508 for Quote and give 'Speedster' code or click on the logo below:
The Footman James Speedsters & Spyders Club Insurance Scheme
For an immediate quote call: 0333 207 6075, quote ref: SSC, or click on the logo below to go direct to their website:
Excellent rates of discount for Speedsters & Spyders Members on Kit, Classic and Modern Vehicle, Home and Contents insurance. Policy Benefits include: UK & European Breakdown, Motor
Legal Expenses, Road Rage & Car Jacking. Many insurance companies ask a higher premium for such inclusions,
so always compare like with like when making price comparisons.Policy Options: Limited & unlimited mileage, Multi-Vehicle policies, European Certificates issued - up to 35 days any one trip.
This specialist insurer has years of experience in kit car insurance
and provides tailor made policies providing cover from build
to road. Special discounts for Speedster & Spyder Club Members.
Invicta Insurance Services
This specialist insurer offers policies designed for owners of cherished vehicles over 25 years old and driven for no more than 5,000 miles each year.
Call: 01732 471950 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Peart Insurance Brokers Ltd - www.peart.co.uk
Peart Insurance are the specialists in insurance of performance
cars, classic cars and bikes. Established over 20 years ago,
offering personal service in a modern, competitive environment.
Peart offer a wide range of insurance at the lowest rates, backed
by top UK insurance companies.Offer very good competitive rates
on all Classic Porsches and Replicas
Specialist Porsche Insurers - see their new website at www.performancemarque.com
Offer competitive rates on all Classic Porsches and replicas
Directline Car insurance
Useful Comparison Site for Insurance Costs
CLASSIC CAR FINANCE
Specialists in financing of classic cars - unlike many banks and finance companies, who are reluctant to finance cars over a specific age.
Car Finance within a minute from Net Cars.
The AA Breakdown Cover
Ontime Global Automotive Classic Car Transport Services
Specialising in the transportation of all types of high value vehicles, both modern and classic to anywhere in the UK, Europe or Worldwide.
Beeches Recovery - Paper Mill End,
Great Barr, Birmingham
Provides a fully enclosed classic and prestige vehicle transport
service throughout the West Midlands region - Contact: Lee
tel: 0121 344 4644 email: email@example.com
A Single Vehicle Transportation Service offering both
'Fully Enclosed' or 'Open' trailer options serving the needs
of the owner of Vintage, Classic, Kit, Replica, and Motor Sport
competitors.A complete bespoke service tailored to meet the unique
demands of owners of these special cars.
tel: 01280 822 231 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Garages, Storage Buildings and Workshops designed to
fit your vehicle and site - www.autobuildltd.co.uk - 01753 648484
Plates can locate the perfect number plate for you. What's
more, their qualified staff can help arrange the transfer of
your car registration or can provide your chosen number plates
with DVLA retention certificates - making your purchase as easy
PlateMaster - a
revolutionary personalised number plate search facility utilising
unique technology that is capable of uncovering number plates
that people may not otherwise consider or may overlook - Find Cherished
Northumbria Number Plates
Private number plates and car registrations for uk cars and motorbikes.
Contact: Malcolm Foster email: email@example.com
tel: 01670 786 151
P.O Box 333, Crosby, Liverpool, L23 2WB
All Classic and Vintage Number Plates Manufactured, Order Online
Registration Numbers Bought and Sold
Tel: 0151 924 6480 or 07860 145 384
Personalised Car Registration Number Plates - Speedy Registrations
have been supplying number plates to the public since 1984. We
pride ourselves in our highly competitive prices, matched equally
by our professional customer care service
Splash Plates - www.splashplates.co.uk
- Contact: Sarah Gardner - Tel: 0845 4890498
PO Box 361